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1.Governments have played essential roles in the society.
2.Lack of exercise has bad effects on health.
3.Qualifications lead to getting promotion.
4.This may contribute to reachingg their dreams.
5.The main and important thing is to make people aware of this problem

Hi Simon,
1- Governments have played an important role in society
2- Lack of exercise causes bad effects on health
3- Qualifications lead to promotion
4- This may contribute to their dreams
5- The important thing is to make people aware of this problem

1. Governments have played an important role in a society.
2. Lack of exercise causes bad effects on health.
3. Qalifications lead to promotions.
4. This may contribute to their dreams.
5. The main important thing is to make people aware of this problem.

1-Governments have played an essential place in society.
governments have played an essential role in society.


2-Lack of exercise has bad effects to health.
Lack of exercise has negative effects to health.

3-Qualifications lead to get promotions.
qualifications lead to promotions.


4-This may contribute to reach their dreams.
this may contribute to reaching their dreams.

5-The main important thing is to make people aware for this problem.
the main important thing is to make people aware of this problem.

1-Governments have played an essential place in society.
governments have played an essential role in society.


2-Lack of exercise has bad effects to health.
Lack of exercise has negative effects to health.

3-Qualifications lead to get promotions.
qualifications lead to getting promotions.


4-This may contribute to reach their dreams.
this may contribute to reaching their dreams.

5-The main important thing is to make people aware for this problem.
the main important thing is to make people aware of this problem.

Hello Simon,

I got my result yesterday,got 6 in reading 6.5 in writing and 7&7.5 in rest.I was so unhappy with my score,I thought I did well this time but No..whole day I was really feeling low.But hey that's life,I can't stand back & grieve,will keep on trying even harder:) And thanks for all your support that you been giving through your website.It really means A LOT to learners like me.

1)Governments have played an essential role in society.

2)Lack of exercise has bad effects on health.

3)Qualifications lead to promotions or Qualifications can lead to getting promotions.

4)This may contribute to achieve their dreams.

5)The main important thing is to make people aware of this problem.

thanks!

1 have played-have been playing
an essential place- an essential role

2 effects to-effects on

3. not to but ---lead in getting

4 -

5 aware for-aware of

1)Governments play an essential part in society. / Governments play an essential role in society.
2)Lack of exercise has bad effects on health.
3)Qualifications lead to promotions. / Qualifications can lead to getting promotions.
4)This may contribute to reach their dreams./ This may contribute to reaching their dreams.
5)The main thing is to make people aware of this problem. / The important thing is to make people aware of this problem.

1. part -- role
2. to -- on
3. to get -- to getting
4. to reach -- to reaching
5. aware for -- aware of


1.Governments have played an essential role in society.
2.Lack of exercise has negative effects on health.
3.Qualifications lead to promotion./ Qualifications lead to getting promotion
4.This may contribute in reaching their dreams.
5.The main important thing is to make people aware of this problem


Hi Simon,
1-role
2-on
3-getting
4-reaching
5-reason

1. role
2. exercises
3.lead to promotion
4.to reaching their dreams.
5. be aware

1. Place - role
2. To - on
3. "Get" must be removed!
4. reach - Reaching
5. for - of

Hi Simon,

1. place -> role
2. to -> on
3. get -> getting
4. reach -> reaching
5. aware for -> be aware of

Q: Would you please tell us if "aware" can be used as a verb?

Thanks a lot for your help.
Best wishes.

1.Governments have played an essential role in societies.
2.Lack of exercise has nagetive effects on health.
3.Qualifications lead to getting promotions.
4.This may contribute to reaching their dreams.
5.The most important thing is to make people be aware of this problem.

1. Government has played an essential role in society.
2. The lack of exercise has negative affect on health.
3.Qualification leads for getting promotion.
4. This may contribite for reaching their dreams.
5.The most important think is to make people aware of this problem.

Good Morning Simon,
I find this following topic quite difficult. I wonder if you take a look at my introduction.
"Some people think that universities should provide graduates with the knowledge and skills needed in the workplace. Others think that the true function of a university should be to give access to knowledge for its own sake, regardless of whether the course is useful for an employer."

My introduction:
"People have different views about whether universities should teach graduates useful skills and knowledge for work or they should provide knowledge for students' benefits. Although it would be better for young adults to be fully prepared for employer at universities, I personally agree with the idea that knowledge should be provided for its own sake by universities."
Thank you

1. Governments play an essential (key) role in societies;
2. Lack of exercises has detrimental effect to health. OR Lack of exercises affects detrimentally to health.
3. Qualifications lead to getting promotions. OR One reason of the promotions at job is the good qualifications of employee.
4. This may contribute to reaching their dreams.
5. The most important thing is to make people aware of this problem.

Hello Simon,

1- Governments have played an essential role in society.
2- Lack of exercise has bad effects on health.
3- Qualifications lead into getting promotions.
4- This may contribute to realise their dreams.
5- The main important thing is to make people aware of this problem.

Hi Simon,

1- Governments have played an essential (role) in society.
2- Lack of exercise has bad effects (on) health.
3- Qualifications lead to (getting) promotions.
4- (It) may contribute to reach their dreams.
5- The main important thing is to make people aware (of) this problem.

thanks for your invaluabe site

CORRECT ANSWERS FROM SIMON:

1. Governments have played an essential role in society. OR: Governments have an essential place in society.

In English, we don't say "play a place", we say "have a place in" or "play a role in".

2. Lack of exercise has bad effects ON health. OR: Lack of exercise has a bad effect on health.

I prefer "has a bad effect on" (singular). You must know how to use 'effect' and 'affect'. I've done a lesson on this in the IELTS Grammar section.

3. Qualifications lead to promotions.

Lead to + noun. 'Lead to getting' is ok, but I'd just use the noun 'promotions'.

4. This may help them to reach their dreams.

'Contribute to' needs to be followed by a noun. 'Contribute to reaching' is ok, but I'd prefer to keep 'reach' and change the verb: 'help them to reach' is much more natural.

5. The main thing is to make people aware of this problem. OR: The important thing is to make people aware of this problem.

"Aware OF" not "aware for". But also, we don't say "the main important". You should use either "the main thing" OR "the important thing".

Hi Maya,

Sorry to hear about your result, but it's great to see that you're still positive! Keep going and you'll get there in the end!

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Hi Michael,

No, you can't use "aware" as a verb.

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Hi Alice,

You've definitely got the right idea.

Thank you so much, Simon.
I really appreciate all your help.

Hi Simon,

Please correct me if I think it in the wrong way about the 5th one.

It is correct to say "... is to make people BE aware of this problem", however it is better and natural to use it as following "... is to make people aware of this problem".

Thanks and best wishes.

Hi Michael,

Yes, it's just about ok with "be", but MUCH better without it.

Hi Simon,

I've got it, thanks.

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