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by David.IELTS.Examiner
Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Post your writing
Topic: writing task 2 essay - please help me improve my writing skills
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Re: writing task 2 essay - please help me improve my writing skills

Hello! Great question! The main paragraphs are too short. Reduce the number and/or develop the ones that remain, particularly the third. However, your points are good. Grammatical range is limited and there are quite a lot of basic errors, but points can still be understood fairly easily. Vocabulary...
by David.IELTS.Examiner
Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Post your writing
Topic: please assess my writing task 2 regarding healthy lifestyles
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Re: please assess my writing task 2 regarding healthy lifestyles

Hello! Not a bad essay, but not really that good either. Your points are good, but not well-developed. For instance, you say that people should put health first, but most people do not. You could also explain what you mean in the last sentence of the first main paragraph. Why should leisure faciliti...
by David.IELTS.Examiner
Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Post your writing
Topic: (Re-posting) Please Assess my Essay Task2 - Thanks in advance
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: (Re-posting) Please Assess my Essay Task2 - Thanks in advance

Hello! This is a good essay! There's a good variety of grammatical structures and vocabulary. There are mistakes, but they generally do not affect clarity or meaning. Having said that, in the conclusion, make it really clear that you are talking about houses - 'this life' is not totally clear. The i...
by David.IELTS.Examiner
Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Ask an examiner
Topic: Conditionals in Writing Task 2 ?
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: Conditionals in Writing Task 2 ?

Hi! Thanks, Ryan - that's a great link! Conditionals are really required for a good speaking and writing score. One solution or situation generally isn't true for everyone. Conditionals are great for expressing yourself clearly, developing answers and showing grammatical range. Example: Do people in...
by David.IELTS.Examiner
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Ask an examiner
Topic: Writing T1
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: Writing T1

Hi!
If you write anything at all (e.g. 'Hello!') you will get a score, but as Ryan says, you'll be penalised for underlength tasks.
David
by David.IELTS.Examiner
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Ask an examiner
Topic: Task 2
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Task 2

Hi!
Agreed. You actually do not have to write about both, but doing so always makes your essay better. It depends on your target score - if you only want 5, don't worry ...
David
by David.IELTS.Examiner
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Ask an examiner
Topic: Hi
Replies: 1
Views: 51

Re: Hi

I've been really busy! :)
Repost essays next week if I haven't responded.
David
by David.IELTS.Examiner
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Ask an examiner
Topic: Pattern for General Reading Tests.
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Re: Pattern for General Reading Tests.

Hi!

According to the official website, those kinds of questions can be in the GT reading.

https://www.ielts.org/about-the-test/te ... -in-detail

All the best,
David
by David.IELTS.Examiner
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Post your speaking
Topic: A country you would like to visit
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Re: A country you would like to visit

Hello! Fluency - Good speed, some pauses, but usually at appropriate places Coherence - Good range of connectives used well Vocabulary - Good, with some less common items Grammar - Good, but try to use a wider range and be careful about making basic errors. Pronunciation - Clear with some good inton...
by David.IELTS.Examiner
Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Post your writing
Topic: Please assess my writing task 2 and give some feedback. I will be profoundly grateful for you support.
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Re: Please assess my writing task 2 and give some feedback. I will be profoundly grateful for you support.

Hello! Overall, this is a good essay. Points are relevant, though sometimes a little simplistic. This is partly because the range of grammar is limited, but also because you have missed key elements of travel. for instance, you write about cycling holidays. Sure, people go on these, but I'll bet mor...