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Hi Simon,

From the perspective of a teacher, you've chosen some great points to highlight. I've actually adopted your task 2 planning method in my own classes to fantastic success (of course I give you credit for the method :-) ).

Thanks for the great content,

Lee

Dear Simon,

I am confused about 'academic word' in IELTS. How we the ielts candidates recognise a non academic word form academic one? How can we effectively eliminate such type of entry in our writing as well as speaking?

What problem essay can have if it gets 5.5

Dear Simon,

I am confused about 'academic word' in IELTS. How we the ielts candidates recognise a non academic word from academic one? How can we effectively eliminate such type of entry in our writing as well as speaking?

Hi Simon
I have a really big problem in listening for letter 's' I lost most of my marks because of this. Can you give an advice how could I improve?

Hi Simon,

Are questions such as "to what extent do you agree or disagree" and "do the benefits outweigh the disadvantages" the same? Same in a sense that the 1st body paragraph contains 2 or more reasons or benefits than the 2nd body paragraph which includes only 1 reason or advantage. Am I doing it right?
Thank you and hoping for your response.

Appreciate if somebody could leave a comment on this essay.

Today more young generation admire celebrities. Does this has a positive or negative development.


It is true that celebrities behaviours and lifestyle influence younger generation more and more, as they continue to admire them. It seems to me that this trend can have both positive and negative consequences to the society.

On the one hand, celebrities who live respectable and ethical life can have a positive effect on the youth. On individual perspective, following up these celebrities will encourage young people to improve self-esteem, and to make an outgoing personality. On sociological perspective, who promote morally correct behaviours and make responsible decisions has a greater impact on young generation as they considered to be their role models. For an example, some celebrities will lead the campaigns for social justice and may participate in relief efforts when disaster strikes. Hence it is clear, these will not only has positive impact for individuals but also for society in the long run.

On the other hand, some of the above points has it oppose effects to the society when consider celebrities, those who being lived an unethical life. Teenagers have always trapped by the fantasy world showcase by these people. Therefore they can easily follow false behaviours such as consuming drugs, chain smoking or even sexual assault. Thus it is imperative that, admiring undesirable characters will lead negative impact to the younger generation and society.

In conclusion, I believe admiring celebrities can have both positive and negative impact to the society. It is individuals responsibility to make wise selection before following up.

Hi simon
I just gave my ielts test and was scored like
8.5 in listening and rest 6.5 each and overall 7 but i am very doubtfull with reading section as i attempted it with full confidence to score 8 and rest 7 each. I was damn sure with my performance. So should i ask to recheck the three modules or not.

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