Words are important but in IELTS what matters is the quality of words. It is presumed that you will write your essays concisely. And so you obviously score high if you write to the point and the focus is more on the idea rather than just trying to fit words into it.
Ideas Matter In Writing
But then how to be concise? avoid using “there is” or “there are”.
1. There are many issues that students face at university.
You must rather use it as-:
Students face many issues at university.
Remember, a reader is never hooked up to what you write, until and unless you give them a reason. And the reason can only be your idea or your opinion. No one there to read your “a,an, there, here”.
Your writing must be such that on reading it, a person is forced to read more and while doing this they enjoy it. The best way to find out if you have written a good essay is to re-read it. You are the best critic of your work. If you don’t like what you have written remember no one else will.
So before submitting re-read your essay again and while writing make sure you use better words, variety of grammar, the linking is properly done and your ideas are clear.
Essay writing is one of the most important portion of IELTS. Apart from IELTS you always need to write something or other in your daily life. It could be a letter or an article or an assignment. Although while writing informal some minute details get overlooked but this is not the case in academic or formal.
Avoid Contractions In IELTS
One of the mistakes that students generally make is the use of contractions in academic or formal writing. But then what are contractions? Contractions are two words made into one. For example-: shouldn’t, couldn’t etc.
It is preferred that you avoid using them while writing an academic/formal writing. using them may let you lose some marks. Given below are some of the most used contractions and alongside the words that make it. Use the latter one.
Avoid Contractions In IELTS
Shouldn’t -> should not
Couldn’t ->could not
Wouldn’t -> would not
Isn’t ->is not
Haven’t ->have not
Hasn’t ->has not
Remember, it does not matter how many things you do right, but how many things you do not do wrong.
Your success and failure are always in your head. What is in your head?? Well, go and read more to find out what exactly is in your head.
All your eggs in one basket-:
Sentence-: It is good to take risk, but putting all eggs in one basket often is foolish.
Meaning-: It is used in a negative risk. it means to put a risk where you are going to lose everything.
Sentence-: keep going, I am all ears.
Meaning-: Listening very carefully.
All in your head-:
Sentence-: I think I need to relax a bit, maybe it is all in my head.
Meaning-: It means you are imagining things, may be making things worse than they really are.
All in a day’s work-:
Sentence-: hey, don’t feel guilty; it was all in a day’s work.
Meaning-: it means that something is not a big deal.
On the go-:
Sentence-: I had a long day, I was always on the go.
Meaning-: very busy
Prepare these words, use them, remember, success is always one step away.
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While giving opinions it is often the case that although we believe in it, may be we do not completely believe. And then sometimes we are quite confident about it. When giving your IELTS exam you on being asked your opinion, you are asked how much you agree or disagree with the statement. In those situations, using expressions like, kind of, little little, would lead you to lower band. Given below are some of the expressions that can be used to explain the degree of your opinion.
1.Somewhat, Partially: These are used when you agree to something, not completely but kind of.
2.I suppose I-: this is used when you are sure of something.
3.I am confident that-: You can use this to point out that you are completely sure of something.
4.Absolutely, totally -: herein although both are used to show that you are confident about something, totally is often used while speaking and is avoided in writing.
5.Strongly-: this can be used when you are writing an essay.
6.Completely-: although this expression is preferred in speech, you can use it in writing as well.
Express yourself well, using words like kind of, umm, sort of, are used often, but would lead you to lose some marks.