« IELTS Writing Task 2: two unusual things | Main | IELTS Speaking: advice about errors »

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Sir, main idea of each para grouped?

Helo,
I'm here just say thank you, your tutorial videos are very helpful and great.
.

Main idea of the first paragraph is to emphasize the changes in the proportion of people who speak 2 or more languages.
Main idea of the second paragraph is to emphasize the changes in the proportion of people who speak one language. And to sum up the general changes.

A small correction, ten years later the proportion of people who spoke a second language increased by 10% and not 5%.

the main idea of first para is to write about general info while for second it was to write about specific details. the both paras are organized in really technical way.

The writing grouped the categories of 'French only', 'German only', 'Spanish only', 'Another language' and 'Two other languages' to 'the students were able to speak one or two foreign languages'. The main idea of the first paragraph is "After ten year there is the increase in the number of students learning a second language." And the second is "The shifting of students' interest in each foreign language".

The 1st paragraph is describing the rise in the proportion of speakers who speak one or two foreign languages; the 2nd paragraph is describing changes in the proportion in one-language speakers of different languages.

The first paragraph gives an idea about an overview of the essay while the second is specific. Then, this is the reason why this essay does not contain an introduction and summary.

FROM SIMON:

Prasad,

My 5% figure refers to the number of people who spoke just one other language (not including the people who spoke two other languages).

For clarity, maybe I should have written "one other language" instead of "a second language".

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)