Tips # Use of connectors in IELTS Writing task

IELTS Writing task Tips

Use of connectors in IELTS Writing task-

The connectors or connecting words in English are expressions that are generally used to improve the flow of your writing as well as speaking. It helps create a link between two sentences or paragraphs. These words and phrases link the candidate’s thoughts in a more cohesive way thereby leading to a smooth communication. 

The common connectors used in writing are-

  • On the contrary– (stating by suggesting that opposite is the case)

Example- On the contrary, I didn’t even wanted to go for the party.

  • At the same time– (at once)

Example- The public should take precautions but at the same time the government must initiate too. 

  • Even though– (despite the fact that)

Example- Even though he was rude, I helped him at the time of need.

  • Furthermore- (in addition)

Example- Reading is a good habit, furthermore, it can improve one’s vocabulary and communication skills. 

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IELTS TIPS # How to give examples in IELTS WRITING TASKS

IELTS Tips # Writing Task

How to give examples in IELTS WRITING TASKS


Examples make your essay clearer and help make your points more elaborative. It is even easier to give instances rather than elaborating or describing a complex point. Though inserting examples helps you fetch a higher band score, it is not advisable to insert irrelevant examples if there is no linking with the ideas of the essay. 


If the topic is about- ‘Zoos are cruel and should be closed’. Discuss both views.

While discussing why zoos should not be banned, the candidate can give an example like- 

 Zoos in countries like India and China have started breeding and conversation programs for the endangered species. Project Tiger in India has helped save the tigers from being extinct.

Examples related to Government opinion, a Newspaper or University report are more relevant than personal examples. 

When the question asks about ‘your own experience’, the candidate needs to focus on what he/she has observed in society related to the topic rather than giving ‘personal experiences’. Giving personal examples is one of the most common mistake candidate make.

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IELTS Speaking Tips 🎤

IELTS Speaking Tips

Use of the Third conditional for IELTS speaking

The students who appear for IELTS speaking tests are expected to use good grammar structure. In order to achieve higher band score, the candidates should avoid minor grammatical errors. Third conditional being one of it.

FORMAT: if + past perfect, …would + have + past participle

USE: when one has to talk about some event in past that did not take place. This is often used to express regret or assume the result of something that did not occur hence also known as ‘unreal conditions’.


  • If she had taken her medicines on time, she wouldn’t have felt sick. (But she did not take her medicines, so she fell sick).
  • He would have caught the train if he had left the house on time.


The sentences with the third conditions seems a bit negative than the first and second condition. It is a common error for candidates to put ‘if’ and ‘would’ together. 

For example-  

  • If you had left on time, you wouldn’t have missed the train.  
  • If you had asked me, I would have helped you. ( for writing)
  • If you’d asked me, I’d have helped you (for speaking)


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What Do IELTS Band Mean?

What Do IELTS Band Mean:

Have you ever wondered what do IELTS band stand for? What do the world means when
it says, you have got band 7? And then what does it mean if they say you got a band 3.
Here, I am, decoding what goes behind these words.

BAND 9-: when I say you got a band 9, it means you have a accurate and fluent command of the language.

BAND 8-: It means you are a very good user. Although you do have good command of the language, you do make some
mistakes, may be in not so familiar situations.

BAND 7-: Band 7 refers to the fact that you are a good user. Although you can operate well using the language, but there are some occasional inaccuracies, misunderstandings and inappropriateness in some situations.

BAND 6-: A Band 6 means you can fairly use the language and understand it, usually in familiar situations.

BAND 5-: If your are a Band 5, it means you can go about and have basic communication in your field. Although, you are bound to make mistakes if taken to unfamiliar situations.

BAND 4-: A BAND 4 person has basic competency with the language in familiar situations.

BAND 3-: If you are BAND 3, you can understand and convey basic English words.
BAND 2-: You can not do a real communication in English if you are a BAND 2. You may use some isolated words.

BAND 1-: You essentially have no ability to use the language. May be very few words.

BAND 0-: You did not attended the test.

SO, go fellas and increase your band, and live the life you have dreamt of.

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