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Writing - Advantage vs Disadvantage Essays for IELTS
October 30, 2019 by Angela Rutherford Angela Rutherford
You bought your lottery ticket yesterday, and you smile as you open the writing section of the IELTS exam and find the prompt:   Many people today spend money buying lottery tickets with the hopes of [...]
A Simple Formula for Discussing Two Opposing Views in Your IELTS Essay
April 21, 2019 by Angela Rutherford Angela Rutherford
Doing your best on the writing section of the IELTS exam is easier if you take the time to get to know the different essay types that can appear. Once you know the kinds of [...]
Advice for IELTS General Training Task One Letters: Writing a job application letter.
February 4, 2019 by Angela Rutherford Angela Rutherford
If you are writing the IELTS general training exam, chances are that you have or had a job in your home country and you now want to continue working in an English speaking country like [...]
IELTS Task 1- How to Write an Apology Letter
December 5, 2018 by Angela Rutherford Angela Rutherford
I wanted to begin this blog about writing IELTS exam letters with the above quote to help those of you who struggle with apologies to see that there's a silver lining in the task. There [...]
IELTS GENERAL TRAINING WRITING
ADVICE FOR WRITING A COMPLAINT LETTER
October 22, 2018 by Angela Rutherford Angela Rutherford
When is the last time you complained about something? Probably not long ago. One just has to look at crowd-sourced review sites like Yelp or Amazon to see that millions of people post complaints every [...]
IELTS Letters - What to Write When You Don't Know What To Write
September 25, 2018 by Angela Rutherford Angela Rutherford
If you are worried that you will not know what to write about in your IELTS General Training letter, I’m here to help ease your mind and assure you that even if the topic [...]
Common Errors to Avoid in IELTS Letter Writing
July 16, 2018 by Angela Rutherford Angela Rutherford
If you are preparing for the IELTS General Training exam, you probably know that you will be given a short (150 word) letter writing assignment. The letter will have a general purpose such as making [...]
A Simple Formula for Organizing Agree/Disagree Essays
June 4, 2018 by Angela Rutherford Angela Rutherford
When you get to the essay writing component of the IELTS exam, the clock is ticking and the pressure is on. You have about 40 minutes to determine the key question to address, think of [...]
Start Smart: How to Make Sure You Understand Your Essay Task Before You Write
April 12, 2018 by Angela Rutherford Angela Rutherford
You skipped out of the IELTS exam confident that you had aced the essay. You loved the topic and had a lot to say about it, but then you received the results and saw a [...]
How To Maximize Your Use of Time During the IELTS Writing Module
March 5, 2018 by Angela Rutherford Angela Rutherford
Timing is important in the writing section of the IELTS exam. Many can execute the two tasks brilliantly when they haven’t a deadline, but the one-hour time limit on test day is a challenge. [...]

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