Introduce the topic e. It is true that many people rent State that there are benefits and drawbacks. There are several advantages On the other hand, there are also The question above might seem a little different from the task 2 questions that I normally use here on the blog.
However, my advice is exactly the same as usual:. Maybe you can help me plan some ideas for this question by suggesting some advantages and disadvantages of renting. The video is at the bottom of this web page. In this lesson I explain that you can forget about "semi-formal" letters.
You just need to know when to write a formal letter and when to write an informal letter. I have just published a video about informal letters at the bottom of this website. If you've been waiting for this lesson, I'm really sorry about the delay.
Thanks for your patience! Later today I'll publish a video lesson about writing informal letters. Here's the question that you'll see me answer in the lesson. I'm really sorry that I still haven't published this video lesson. I should have time to finally finish it on Wednesday 7th December.
I've just published my second video lesson for General Writing task 1. You can find it at the bottom of this website. In the lesson, I write a formal letter at band 9 level, and I talk about the use of "less common" vocabulary, as well as the use of some typical phrases to begin and end formal letters.
I'm afraid this lesson isn't a free one. Tomorrow I'll share a video lesson about formal letters for General Writing Task 1. If you're doing the General test, think about the question below. Would you write a formal or informal letter to the following people? I've just published my first video lesson for General Writing Task 1. You can watch it for free here. In the lesson, I explain the seven steps that you should follow when writing your letter.
I also answer some questions that people asked me about the letter task. I was planning to publish a video lesson for General Writing task 1 today, but I haven't managed to finish it on time. I'll publish it later this week. Before I finish the lesson, you have the opportunity to ask me any questions about GT task 1 the letter writing task in the 'comments' below.
Let me know if there's anything that you are particularly worried about and would like me to include in the video. When writing a GT task 1 letter, I normally begin with a sentence to introduce the purpose of the letter. Although the overall purpose of the letter isn't stated in the question, I think we can still write a good purpose sentence. I am writing to give you some feedback after the party that my company recently held at your hotel.
This is a formal letter task, and you would begin with "Dear Sir or Madam". I would probably start with a sentence that explains why I'm writing the letter e. I'm writing with regard to Someone asked me a useful question about 'semi-formal' letters. I've summarised the student's question here:.
The task in my test was to write to a colleague. In my letter, I used some informal language e. I greeted the colleague in a friendly way and I used contractions I'm, don't, isn't. However, I also included some formal language when asking the colleague to speak at a conference.
Is this mix of informal and formal ok? In this lesson I wrote that we can forget about "semi-formal" letters. However, in the situation described above, I think it's fine to include both formal and informal language. You can write to a colleague in an informal style, but you may use some formal language when discussing work-related issues.
You can either indent or miss a line. Just make sure it's clear that you have begun a new paragraph. Personally, I think missing a line is clearer. Should I end the letter with "Yours Always end the letter on the left. Please read how to submit your writing tasks here. It is an exam intended for non-native English speakers. Its purpose is to find out what your level of English is your result is a band score from 0 to 9. Usually you need to take the IELTS test if you are applying for a job or to study in a college or university in an English-speaking country or if you are migrating to such country.
The Academic Module is for future students and the General Module is for immigrants. The Listening test takes about 40 minutes — 30 minutes to listen to a tape and to answer questions on what you hear, and 10 minutes to transfer your answers to the Answer Sheet. The Reading test takes 1 hour and your task is to read passages of text and answer questions according to what you have read. There are also other types of assignments which I will cover later on in other posts on this website.
The Writing test also takes 1 hour and is divided into 2 sub-parts: The Speaking test takes up to 15 minutes and consists of 3 parts: All the parts continue one after another, and only before the Speaking test you get a break.
Sometimes the Speaking test is even held on a different day. Download and print the application form , fill your details, enclose your photos, a copy of identification and, of course, the money and send it to your local IELTS centre. Get a self study book, for Academic click here , for General here.
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Should I take full course of study or I may skip some parts? Comment by dkakalov — October 20, I do really love this blog. Special Thanks 4 Simone. I really wanted to comment on the post about the dangers of relying on internet information. You cant go by the copyright date at the bottom of the screen as that may be controlled by a script that auto-updates each year. Comment by Online-High-School — January 8, 1: Well in this website you can rely on the dates — they are in the titles of the posts and are never changed by any automatic software.
I hope it reassures you. Comment by admin — January 8, 4: I did excellent in my Exam. Comment by admin — February 24, 4: Comment by admin — March 16, 7: Hi I wrote my ielts test last year i was quite disappointed with my writing section i got only 6.
Hi Sibyl, our teachers will be happy to help you. Every task, an essay or a letter or a report is counted as one task, and we do send out task questions for people to practice on. I hope this helps, send us an email if you have any questions.
Comment by admin — September 14, 3: I have read many other sites that are free and that is where I would direct my time on, I would never pay for it since there are a ton of resources online. Hi Iam very happy because I get band 7. IELTS blog is very excellent site. I never attend in any class, I just use books and videos from library and sites.
Comment by english-test — September 20, 9: Hi there, thanks for your comment, english-test. We count task 1 and task 2 as 2 separate tasks, and yes you do get lots of topics to practice on when you sign up to use our writing correction service.
Comment by admin — September 21, 4: I have master degree and i am proficient in English speaking and reading. But not proficient in writing. I want to Increase my writing skills. How it is possible? Comment by iftijafar — November 18, 1: Comment by admin — November 18, 2: I didnt correct my mistakes by spell check, because you get to know my level of english.
Comment by alimukhtar — November 20, 2: Comment by admin — November 20, 1: I needed perfect 8s in all the sections. Comment by onyangoliech — December 8, Sorry to tell you this, but the chance re-marking will improve the reading score is not big. Writing and Speaking are sort of subjective skills and sometimes it will help to get the work re-marked by another examiner.
Comment by admin — December 8, 4: Well, thanks to all your contributions!! I used it intensively and my first attempt was over all-7 7L, 7R, 7W, 7. As you can see, for the second time although overall score was higher, writing was reduced to 6.
My question is which result I shall submit to university application. Even though the first result is lower, it shows evenly over 7 in all sections, which may give a better impression than having writing 6. Some schools require 7 in each section, so there is no question, but question remains for those requiring only overall 6. Thank you for your advices. Comment by Malgretout — December 16, Hi Malgretout, Congratulations on getting these excellent scores!
In regard to your question, I think you should send the score that meets the university requirements. Some places rule out 6. Good luck with your application. Comment by admin — December 16, 2: Hi Gustavo, Great result! Comment by admin — May 9, 5: Now im 32 years and 2 months. So how much i get under age category? I have few queries if anyone can help: It would be great help if some one can suggest me how self review of writing Task 2 to be done? I have few queries related to writing task if you can help: Hi, I have been following this website for quite a while.
This blog has definitely helped me in my preparation for the exam.
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