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Wednesday, March 13, 2019


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Hi, please check my introduction.

Que: Some people think that success is the best measure for Intelligence, While others think that intelligence can be measured in other ways.

Ans: Introduction

Many people sometimes have contrasting views about how a person's intelligence should be measured. While I agree that success is essential, I believe that other types of measurement are just as important.

Please correct my introduction.


In this post, you mentioned....... " I hope you can read my handwriting!"

does bad handwriting affects writing tasks in a bad way......???

Dear Simon,
Heaps of thanks for your decent writings and useful tips .What do you think of essays in www.ieltsessentials.com .Many essays on this website are different from the essays you have written here in terms of vocabularies which are often seen in newspaper and English texts which are difficult. What do you mean exactly by less common vocabularies in task 2? one essay I send here from that website.please take a look at it and provide us with the tips you think can help us to not get confused in this regard.

IELTS Writing Task 2:
For school children, their teachers have more influence on their intelligence and social development than their parents. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Essay Plan:

 Introduction: (1) refer to the task question (2) my opinion – teachers have more influence on intelligence, parents have more influence on social development

 Paragraph 2: (1) teachers are trained to impart knowledge to children and stimulate their intelligence – example – dedicated teachers who inspire youngsters (2) parents may play a supporting role

 Paragraph 3: parents have more influence than teachers on the social development of their children. (1) parents spend more time with their children than children spend in school (2) parents can be role models for their children in a wide range of social situations – give examples

 Conclusion: re-state opinion given in the introduction, paraphrasing some words.

Model Essay:

It is true that school children are at an impressionable age, and two strong influences on their intelligence and social development are teachers and parents. While I accept that teachers may have more influence on the intelligence of their pupils, I would argue that parents probably exert a greater influence on the social development of their children.

In terms of encouraging the intellectual development and stimulating the intelligence of school children, I believe that teachers play the major role. While not all teachers are capable of inspiring their students, they are trained to impart their knowledge of their subject areas in challenging and imaginative ways. For example, some students owe their lifelong love of a subject to dedicated teachers who taught this discipline in secondary school. Of course, at home parents may also reinforce this passion by encouraging study habits during the formative years of their children. Such support is vital for academic achievement.

From the perspective of social development, I think that parents are mainly responsible for guiding their children. Firstly, they spend far more time with their children than any individual teacher is able to do. They can therefore monitor the activities of children outside school hours, at weekends and during holidays. Secondly, parents are able to provide role models in a whole range of situations. These might include showing respect towards elders, choice of friends, or proper behaviour in public when eating out in restaurants.

In conclusion, although teachers probably have a greater effect in stimulating the intelligence of school children, parental influences on the development of children are stronger in social situations.

Hi Simon,

Is it ok to write one sentence in my conclusion? Or should I avoid a one-sentence paragraph?

Hi simon,
i have read your essay plan last Feb. 20, 2019 on this topic. I like how you do it. Do you have a lesson regarding essay planning on this blog? I would like to learn about this too. Thank you so much for your time.

Hi Simon,
i wanna ask you a simple question which confues me everytime when i want to wirte task2. well, i always change my words or sentence pattern, because i donot know which is more appropriate or correct.(it really took me a lot of time!!) and my ideas always be mess....Should i see more sample essay?... Many thanks for your replying!

Simon, Can I have a question which has made me so confused.
Do I have to you only 1 idea for each paragraph, which is so different from the previous one with 2 or 3 ideas for each.
Can you answer my question. I feel so appreciated when hearing the response from you.

Hi Simon.how can I improve my writing, reading, listening, I'm very weak in IELTS.. please help me

MD.Muktadir Ahmad Juned

In English "MD" is used after the name to indicate a medical doctor. It does not stand for 'Mohammad/Muhammad'.

Unfortunately Mr Simon does not have a magic wand for 'instant IELTS', but you can click on the left-hand sidebar on this web-page and work through all the free material he has so graciously provided. If you wish to improve, it is up to you to spend at least three hours per day working at it. Work out your plan, and allocate the time, and stick to it for at least six months.

Hi everyone.

I haven't studied for three months... however, I decided to keep continue my journey. I picked new phrase from this essay.
Have a lovely day;)

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