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Wooww,Thanks a lot sir

First of all hello Mr Simon Corcoran, I have got some problems related to my writing tasks in terms of on what occasions I can write IDOMS like " into the bargain" - "all the more exciting" - "the ins and outs"- "by the same token" - "Let us face it" - "give rise to" - " labou of love" - "teach sb a lesson" - "be nothing if not" - "be nothing less than sth"-" on the threshold of"- "bear fruit" - "steer clear of" - "so to speak"//// I know we can use them on SPEAKING test BUT on WRITING test???

first of all hello it is me Alisher again I would like to ask about this introduction of writing task 2 :"In principle I sympathize with the idea of ......, but in practice it may not be practical in that I disagree with it. As you can see it is of "disagree or agree" question

Hello sir,
I want to ask to one question that in writing task 2 if we write the essay in total 5 paragraph means
1 is intro
2 is body pera
3 is body pera
4 is also body pera
5 is conclusion


Plz give me proper suggestions

This is surely the best writing template I have decided to organize about argumental issues. Thanks a lot, Simom that you have already made it for us. I hope gradually you will post other useful and relevant designs in terms of the writing essay types. This is the far easy way to understand task and convenience to develop a perfect essay structure.

This is surely the best writing template I have decided to organize about argumental issues. Thanks a lot, Simom that you have already made it for us. I hope gradually you will post other useful and relevant designs in terms of the writing essay types. This is the far easy way to understand task and convenience to develop a perfect essay structure.

Alisher

Firstly, Task 1 writing is requires a quasi-academic style, and thus no idioms at all: the style should be utterly objective and impersonal, with no emotional, sensational journalistic words either.

Secondly, in Task 2, examiners are looking for vocabulary relevant to the topic as providing the best indication of the extent of your vocabulary. They are also looking for the logical progression of your argument. This should be the focus of your preparation, not learning idioms.

Of the idioms you mention the following would seem to be suitable:
give rise to,
bear fruit.
on the threshold of.

"Into the bargain" as an idiom meaning 'in addition to' would be unsuitable, but fine when otherwise used in its real meaning.

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Hi Simon,

I bought your ebook, but I don't understand the final bullet in "Advantages of Technology in Education". It was: For example, they learn to write reports using a word processor.

Can you explain it? Thanks in advance!

It is often argued that at the present people have various options in comparison with the past. Personally, I totally agree with this idea, and I think this because of the impact of internet , which lead to make the word getting smaller.

I believe that having so many options is because of the influence of internet. We have now unlimited videos on YouTube, where we can watch what we want any time. And there are many applications available that we can download what suitable to our willingness. To Give an illustration, If I want to watch a specific movie I can either go to the cinema or watch it on TV using On- demand, as result, multiples choices make our life easy and comfortable, since we can do what we love at convenient time to us.

I also believe that another thing that provides myriad choices is the word is getting smaller these days.The development of communications and transportations are the significant factors that let countries quite close to each other. As we can communicate with anyone wherever he is by calling or messaging easily, using many applications which are either free or by paying. For instance, if I live in London , I can communicate with any one who lives in Africa by using Skype, messengers,phone call, messages,or any others programs. The development of transportations is also gives us more options. We can see that students travel abroad to study, truisms are enjoying their favorite place no matter the distance travelled, and also they can travel by air, shipping, or landing as they prefer.As a result of the developing in transportation and communication, our word becomes small and our life is convenient.

To sum up, I strongly argue that many options generated due to the impact of internet and having advanced tools for communicating and sophisticated transports.

I have a weird problem, I tempt to write over 300+ words in my essays . They are well structured with no repeating or wordiness. I mean ,
If they are of a good content , will I still be penalized ?
My last attempt was 360 😳

Rania Osman

The people on the following site seem to give reasonable feedback:
https://www.englishforums.com/English/EssayReportCompositionWriting/Forum9.htm

It is uncommon that today people have a verity of options when they make decisions. Personally, I completely believe the idea that everyone has numerous choices due to technology and globalisation.

Indeed, the influence that the technology increases choices among daily life is justifiable. To begin with, media provides a wide range of options from entertainment, videos, music and TV programs. For example, if a person wants to watch movies on Netflix, there are at least twenty channels at the same time. On top of that, watching more than one channel on a screen is not impossible anymore, thanks to the innovation of smart TV, people are able to watch their favourite programs in the meantime. Lastly, personalisation creates more alternative options in different situations. Take phone cases as an example, we cannot only choice over 100 kinds of cases that already manufactory in markets, but also customise it by ourselves including, colours, materials, thicknesses, or additional accessories through special program processors.

Surely, globalisation makes the world getting smaller. The low-cost airlines reduce ticket prices that enable poor costumers to have more choices on holiday destinations. Also, with them joining, there are more flighting times available to travellers. Students also benefit from this so that they can study abroad easily. Similarly, people can find works around the world so that opportunities and fields are more than in the past. However, too many choices can be confusing in certain situations. For example, young people might feel harder to make their mind in an appropriate decision.


To sum up, for verity of reasons is justified above, modern people face excess choices in wild range of situations from watching TV to education as well as future career. (284)

I mostly disagree and Here is my plan for body paragraphs:
1- Agreed that in certain areas we face a smorgasbord of options.
Clothes and electronics.
Internet advent brought connects us to international market.
2- Other aspects like work and a place to live is limited.
3- People in less affluent countries have less choices.
African primitive tribes struggle for survival rather than having a wide range of choices.

Fatma
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It is often [sometimes] argued that at the present people have various [far more] options in comparison with [as compared to the situation in] the past. (Personally), I totally agree with this idea, (and I think this) because of the impact of internet , which lead [Grammar!] to (make) the word [world?] getting smaller.
[The words in round brackets are superflous]
I believe that having so many options is because of the influence of internet. We have now [now have] unlimited videos on YouTube, where we can watch what we want [at] any time. And there are many applications available [so] that we can download what [whatever we wish.] suitable to our willingness. To Give [give] an illustration, If [if] I want [wish: more formal] to watch a specific movie I can either go to the cinema or watch it on TV using On- demand [On-demand], [End-of-sentence: full-stop/period] as result, multiples [multiple] choices make our life easy and comfortable, since we can do what we love at convenient time to us. [whenever we wish/ at whatever time is most convenient.]

I also believe that another thing that provides myriad choices is the word [world] is getting smaller these days.[Leave a space after punctuation] The development of communications and transportations [transportation] are the significant factors that let countries [missing verb] quite close to each other. As we can communicate with anyone wherever he [or she] is by calling or messaging easily, using many applications which are either free or by paying. For instance, if I live in London , I can communicate with any one who lives in Africa by using Skype, messengers,[space after comma] phone call, messages,or any others programs. The development of transportations [Spelling] is also gives us more options. We can see that students travel abroad to study, truisms [?? Incoherent word choice] are enjoying their favorite place no matter [how far] the distance travelled, and also they can travel by air, shipping [sea], or landing [land] as they prefer.[Space after punctuation] As a result of the developing [development] in transportation and communication, our word [!] becomes small and our life is convenient.[Repetition of idea using the same words.]

To sum up, I [would] strongly argue that many [more/extra] options [have been] generated due to the impact of internet and having advanced tools for communicating and sophisticated transports [Transports=cars/trucks/ships/planes:transport=uncountable collective noun for all this.].

The question is about having TOO many choices, not whether we have many choices. This means your argument should be more about the psychology of having many choices: does it help our mental well-being? Does it tend to leave us out of touch with the realities of life on this planet? For example, an abundance of choices in the supermarket may give the impression that food is readily available and in good supply. Does this correspond with the reality that the world as a whole is struggling to feed everyone? Or that we only survive because we are using chemical farming methods, the so-called "green revolution" which increased crop yields in the 1960s ?

Hi Simon, i am working on how to increase the range of vocabulary, do you have any suggestion?

Appreciate if you could provide some comments on my essay below:

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In recent years, people seem to face large number of choices than before. I completely agree with the idea that people are overwhelmed by too many options, and that this may due to the influence of globalisation and internet.

Globalisation has great impact on the choices that are available today. Firstly, the world are getting smaller, and it is cheaper and easier to travel abroad. For example, we can have holidays not limit to local areas in Hong Kong, but also surrounding countries such as Japan, Korea, or even travel further to Australia and Europe. Secondly, students have far more options to pursue further education. High school students have the alternatives to study locally or study in a foreign country. Finally, if young adults study abroad, their job opportunities could extend far beyond than that offer in their home countries.

Apart from the factor mentioned about, I would argue that people are now exposed to more choices due to huge amount of information available on the internet. In the old days when there was no internet, people used to buy baby clothes in local shops; whereas nowadays I can shop on-line from local brands to international brands such as Next, Pepa etc. In addition to on-line shopping, there are enormous reviews and recommendations of baby clothing shown in parenting blogs and forums. While internet is a convenient tool, the sheer amount of information that is available in the network would lead to consumer confusion.

In conclusion, I believe that the increased choice created by globalisation and internet will make people confused and difficult to decide what they really need. (269)

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