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November 12, 2015


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Hey Simon!
i need your help please.Can you tell me about that types of essay which can be use in different essay any tips please

Personally, I think the most important ability to analyse these dispersed data is how to group them and then make comparison. Without such kind of approach, the report would seem to be poor organised and hard to follow.

Thank you Simon! Your lessons are always inspiring!

Hi Ayaz,

I’ll try to help based on what I’ve learnt from this site.

I’m afraid such type of ‘versatile’ essay doesn’t exist, but this does NOT mean that you can’t ADAPT what you’ve prepared to cope with different questions. It all lies in the topic, and your focus should be shifted to build up a rich repertoire of natural expressions according to topics, rather than going down a route of rote memorisation.


Hi, Simon

A guy in China is going to publish a book of majority posts from your website soon in December. He said he is on your behalf, but I doubt about it. Is it true?

He has advertised the book on Wechat, a Chinese mobile messaging communication services, and priced it at 50RMB, approximately 5.2 ponds.


Hi Simon and everyone,
I have a question about listening.
How should I write the date in the blank? For example, 25th January, or 25 January?

Thanks a lot!!

Hi sorry, I got another question.
In IELTS listening, can I write "5-12" year-olds instead of "5 to 12" year -old?

I visit your blog every day it's great website and your lesson is very useful for me, so that ..sir if I purchase both lesson task1 and task2. And how much pay for those lesson

My suggestion :
Paragraph 1 : . Write about UK as the highest figures among the other countries in sales of both products AND the highest difference between the sales in the two years.
. Write about Belgium and Sweden as they are the two countries show decrease in banana sales from 1999 to 2004.
Paragraph 2 : Write something about the sales of he two products in other countries.

Among five countries, the UK and Switzerland had the highest money spent on Fair-trade coffee and bananas in two years 1999 and 2004. In 1999, the UK saw the second highest sales of Fair-trade coffee and the highest revenue of Fairtrade bananas, which were 1.5 million and 15 million euros. These figures leveled off dramatically in 2004, and reached 20 million and 47 million euros in revenues of Fair-trade coffee and bananas respectively. The tables also display remarkable turnover growth of the two products in Switzerland from 1999 to 2004, with double Fair-trade coffee sales and fivefold increased banana sales.

There were moderate rises in revenues of Fair-trade coffee in the other three countries over the five-year duration of 1999-2004, which figures increased from 1.8 million to 2 million euros in Denmark, from 1 million to 1.7 million euros in Belgium, and from 0.8 million to 1 million euros in Sweden. While revenue of Fair-trade bananas in Denmark in 2004 was fivefold higher than in five years ago, sales of this product in Belgium and Sweden from 1999 to 2004 suffered a decline, which was down to 1 million and 0.9 million euros respectively.

hi simon.
my introduction for CAMBRIDGE IELTS 10,PAGE30 :

- the first chart shows the amount of energy-consumption of an Australian household in the six ways.
- the second chart display the percentage of greenhouse gas that emitted through these ways/causes.
your point of view?

- it is clear that UK has been highest figures in sales of fair-trade labelled coffee and banana among the other European countries in 1999 and 2004 in the overall. although,the figures of its sales for two years have been different dramatically.in the other hand,Sweden and Belgium have been the lowest figures in sales of mentioned two products.in contrast to other European countries,both countries have been reduce in sales of banana in 1999 and 2004
- from sales figure of tables is obvious that in 1999 and 2004,Switzerland and Denmark in sales of fair-trade labelled coffee and banana rather than Sweden and Belgium have been growth increasingly

Hello Simon,
I am confusing if I should use the word 'show' in my first paragraph,as my instroctor told me this word is too simple that I might not get band 6.5 or 7 for it.I really don't know what to do. Is that using words like 'give imformation about','illustrate' will be better? And can I use 'give a breakdown of' in any situations?

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