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September 2016

Writing Task 1 Examples

This website has a lot of examples of everything, really. It’s not all worthy of a band 9, but there is some good information. This example is quite strong, although the use of paragraphs is not completely logical.

http://www.ielts-exam.net/academic_writing_samples_task_1/972/

Writing Task 2 Linking Words

Here is a table with some nice linking words and phrases for your essay.

A big help when making an essay:

Writing Task 1 Vocabulary

Here is a table with some useful vocabulary for describing trends. (Avoid “go up” and “go down” by using more academic words)

IELT https://www.facebook.com/IELTSTestPreparationKarachi:

Adjectives

This page has a beautiful list of precise adjectives to use instead of using very and something basic. It is useful for speaking and writing.

http://9gag.com/gag/aGDKvyn

Linking words

This is a table of linking words to use in your writing. Some of them are also appropriate for speaking, but these are not indicated in the table, so do some research!

http://languagelearningbase.com/88981/linking-words-and-phrases

Pronunciation

This is a page that has some corrections of mispronunciation of common words that you may want to use on your test. Take a look:

http://languagelearningbase.com/88643/incorrect-pronunciations-that-you-should-avoid

Verb tenses

This is a link to a really great table with all of the verb tenses in English. You’ve got examples in the affirmative, negative and interrogative. Really great stuff.

http://learningenglishvocabularygrammar.com/grammar/grammar-pdf/12-verb-tenses-english-grammar-2

Prepositions

Here is a great infographic showing how to use difficult prepositions.

http://www.grammar.net/tricky-prepositions

Plural Nouns

Here is a link to some good information about irregular plural forms. Check it out.

http://writerswrite.co.za/irregular-plurals

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