Friday Feedback Takeaway Tips
Every week we learn something new.
This is where I put the quick takeaways from the live Writing Feedback session.
Learn the best formal and informal alternatives for both Writing Task 2 and General Training Letters.
Informal letter features and practice: a photography competition
Dynamic line graph about electrical appliances and housework.
What’s the difference between ‘namely’ and ‘such as’? Do a quick review and practice session here.
What will you be doing in 10 years? What will you have achieved?
How and when to use the Past Perfect.
‘Hedging’ is a skill that takes time to get right. Here’s a brief overview which takes you to the full lesson.
How to use ‘first and foremost’ for emphasis.
The Past Perfect comes up in all parts of the IELTS test. Here’s how and when to use it.
This Academic Task 1 describing changes to an airport covers the tenses and expressions we can use to talk about plans. It also reviews the language of describing changes to a map or plan.
Words that you should NOT use in IELTS.
These verbs have dangerous verb patterns. I suggest avoiding ‘suggest’ if at all possible!
The 3 most common comma mistakes.
Male/female vs males/females
Ways of describing proportion and percentages using the CRAM or MARC system.
Common mistakes with countable and uncountable nouns.
Synonyms for ‘young people’.
The lowest vs the least – when to use which one?
Are you choosing ‘would’ when you really mean ‘will’ ‘may’ ‘might’ or ‘could’?
The least vs the lowest – what’s the difference?