Active Vs Passive

If you are giving academic IELTS, every minute detail becomes important. When you write, your idea, the way you wrote, the words you used all of them matter. Apart from them, it also matters how you phrase your sentence. Do you use active voice or passive? But the dilemma is which one is better?

Active Vs Passive

The answer being both of them have equal importance. If you are writing science, it is preffered to use passive. But if you are into social studies or humanities or arts, better use active voice.

Active Vs Passive

Use Grammar Correctly


Let us take an example-:
Sentence-: Health care reforms were implemented by Narendra Modi.
Problem-: the actor of the statement is” Narendra Modi” and we want to focus more on him. Using a passive voice, takes away the attention from him and makes the sentence weak.
Solution-: Narendra Modi implemented the health care reforms.

Remember, you just don’t need to know the concepts, is equally important to know how to implement them.

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Parasites Of Writing

Do you know what are parasites? Parasites are the creatures that live in your body and eat it up. Today, we are going to talk about four parasites of your writing. When used in essays or any other formal writing, they weaken your writing. the parasites of your writing are -: really, very, a lot, so.

Parasites Of Writing

Parasites Of Writing


Avoid using them in writing. specially when it is academic writing. you may end up losing some marks. Worrying about how to get rid of them. Given below are some examples, that may help you in understanding it better.

Parasites Of Writing

Sentence-: A lot of time is wasted
Better way-: much time is wasted
Sentence-: a lot of the students live on campus
Better way-: many students live on campus
Sentence-: Indian politics is really controversial.
Better way-: Indian politics is controversial.
Sentence-: Many students think university is really hard.
Better way-: many students think university is difficult.

It is in avoiding these words, you will realize the importance of vocabulary.for e.g. instead of using very bad you may use worse. Remember, it is all connected and your task is to connect them in a way that decides your path.

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Ideas Matter In Writing

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”.
For example-:
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.

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Avoid Contractions In IELTS

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

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.
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