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Making More Sense in your General Training Writing Tasks: Coherence and Cohesion Part One
April 1, 2020 by Angela Rutherford Angela Rutherford
Knowing how to communicate clearly in your writing is one sure way to score higher on the IELTS general training exam, so let's take a closer look at coherence and cohesion.   One of the four [...]
Stuck at 6.5? Here’s How to Move Your IELTS Writing to 7
February 10, 2020 by Angela Rutherford Angela Rutherford
Does this sound like you? Help! I understand spoken English completely, comprehend everything I read and can easily get my message across when I speak. I scored 8s in the Listening and Reading sections of [...]
IELTS Academic Task One - A Strategy For Writing About More Than One Graph
December 19, 2019 by Angela Rutherford Angela Rutherford
If you are writing the academic version of the IELTS exam, you will have two different types of writing tasks. One will be a 250-word essay, and the other will be a 150-word description of [...]
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 [...]

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