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Sunday, February 10, 2019

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Thank you for sharing!

Thanks for sharing

Dear Simon,

I found this sentence in one of your 'wild animals' essay.

First paragraph (intro)
.... because we humans have no need FOR them...

What's the difference between ' have no need for' and 'have no need of'

https://ielts-simon.com/ielts-help-and-english-pr/2015/01/ielts-writing-task-2-wild-animals-essay.html

sorry for typo.

found in your 'wild animals' essay.

Syd

Perhaps 'have no need of' sounds slightly old-fashioned: this version seems to be losing ground.

https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=have+no+need+of%2C+have+no+need+for%2C+have+no+use+for&year_start=1800&year_end=2008&corpus=15&smoothing=3&share=&direct_url=t1%3B%2Chave%20no%20need%20of%3B%2Cc0%3B.t1%3B%2Chave%20no%20need%20for%3B%2Cc0%3B.t1%3B%2Chave%20no%20use%20for%3B%2Cc0

strange questions abou Dream
1. How long can you remember your dream when you wake up?
2. Do you like hearing about others’ dream?
3. Do you think dream will affect life?
4. Do you often have dreams at night?
5. Have you had a bad dream before?
6. What was the strangest dream you have had?
7. What do you usually dream about?

what does it mean by " improve your arguments or take care of your arguments " in terms of writing and speaking???

grammar ok
spelling ok
vocabulary ok
cohesion AND coherence ok
just Improve your arguments, may it's not OK.

Oleg,
you chose a bad interval. 1800 - 2008!?

I changed it to 1980-2019.

even from your graph, it was clear that since 2004, the trend for 'OF'has been increasing, while it's actually 'FOR' which is losing its popularity.

https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=have+no+need+of%2Chave+no+need+for%2Chave+no+use+for&year_start=1980&year_end=2019&corpus=15&smoothing=3&share=&direct_url=t1%3B%2Chave%20no%20need%20of%3B%2Cc0%3B.t1%3B%2Chave%20no%20need%20for%3B%2Cc0%3B.t1%3B%2Chave%20no%20use%20for%3B%2Cc0

In general ,how many hours of study we have to do regularly? Sir, we request you to make a study plan and put in this website page so that many people prepare IELTS in a proper way.

Prepare ideas and vocabulary for these questions :
.What kinds of jobs require the most patience?
.Is it always better to be patient in work (or studies)?
.Do you agree or disagree that the older people are, the more patient they are?

Pachu,
I depends on you.

Try 2 Cambridge IELTS tests and then spend the same day on correcting your mistakes and learning the new vocabulary.
The next day, focus on both writing tasks (3 hrs).
And the next day: 1 hour on speaking.
For listening and reading, there's no limit. Try to read and listen as long as you can.
But as I said, it all depends on the person.
I assume that you're somewhere between 6.0-6.5 in each band now.

Rule of thumb: practice 3 hours per day. No more than 2-3 tests per week!

Thanks Xavier for suggestion.I will definitely do.

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