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Also it is important not to forget pronunciation when you use/ learn phrases and collocation for the speaking element of the test. You could learn a hundred such phrases but if the pron is wrong, they may end up doing you more harm than good!

From my experience, one should focus on those phrases that find them very frequently in IELTS essays, applying them very often to master them. Some phrases could be used in most essays while the rest are useful in a certain topic.

Hi,Simon

I got 7 in IELTS essays,thanks !Your suggestions are very pragmatic.

best wishes for every one here.

Hi, Simon

I cannot understand this sentence below.

"It is no exaggeration to say that not since the invention of the printing press has a new media technology altered the way people think, work and play quite so extensively."

what does "not since" mean?

About "not since," it is called "inversion" in English grammar. I suggest you to search the word "inversion" on the web.

'thoroughly embraced' is adj???
What does it mean, Sir?
thank you so much

Hi Simon, I sat my ielts exam recently and for some reason I suffered a thought block during the second task of the wiring section and was unable to develop my main point with supporting points. However, I put a vivid example to support my main point. My introduction was well writeen and so was my conclusion. Do you think I have a good chance of hitting band 7? Sometimes I feel that task 1 hardly helps to boost the score.. I'm so worried..

Hi Simon, I sat my ielts exam recently and for some reason I suffered a thought block during the second task of the wiring section and was unable to develop my main point with supporting points in my second body paragraph. However, I put a vivid example to support my main point. My introduction was well writeen and so was my conclusion. Do you think I have a good chance of hitting band 7? Sometimes I feel that task 1 hardly helps to boost the score.. I'm so worried..

Hi Patricia,

Yes, a 7 is still possible. A good example is just as good as any other type of supporting point.

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