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How to give shorter examples in IELTS essays

A guide on how to use shorter examples in IELTS essays. There’s practical advice on how to think of them and how to use them

   

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How to vary linking words in essays – adding points

Some ideas and words to help you to vary linking words in essays when you need to add points. Some words such as firstly and moreover just get used too much and certainly won’t impress the examiner.

   

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Read think write your way to better essays

A lesson encouraging IELTS learners to use the read think write method to make their essays more coherent. To write better, it helps to read as you go.

   

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Stop – think – write: a checklist for IELTS essays

A lesson to help students write better IELTS essays by using a checklist of things to think about before writing sentences and paragraphs.

   

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Cohesion and avoiding repetition

How to link your writing better and avoid repetition by using pronouns, synonyms and different word forms

   

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IELTS essay checklist

Improve your writing by using an IELTS essays checklist

A lesson showing you how to use an IELTS essays checklist to improve your band score and make fewer avoidable mistakes. Follow the IELTs writing criteria

   

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