How to make your TONE more formal and academic in IELTS Writing Task 2.
Academic style takeaways
Rhetorical questions are often used to create a dramatic effect – so should you use them in Task 2?
‘That of’ and ‘Those of’ are great ways of avoiding repetition, especially in Task 1. Here are a few common mistakes.
In this lesson you’ll learn how to use less common linkers (as long as/provided that) to qualify your statements.
What’s the difference between ‘a key to solving’ and ‘a key to solve’?
Learn how to decrease your thinking time speed up your writing/speaking fluency by learning words that commonly go together.
‘Not only ..but also’ adds emphasis but it’s dangerous because it usually needs inversion – find out how to do this here.
Learn the best formal and informal alternatives for both Writing Task 2 and General Training Letters.
‘Hedging’ is a skill that takes time to get right. Here’s a brief overview which takes you to the full lesson.