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Ini dia tips dan trik Menulis Writing Task 1 Map

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Kemarin tanggal 2 Juni 2017 di kelas IELTS Modular English Studio, saya dan para peserta membahas Writing Task 1 Map. Agar kamu dapat menyelesaikan penulisan Map ini dengan cepat dan akurat, lakukan 2 langkah ini:

1. Kamu cukup memfokuskan pada perubahan yang nampak pada Map.
2. Gunakan deskripsi paragraf dan kelompokkan objek-objek tadi berdasarkan tahun yang ada.

Berikut contoh esai writing task 1 yang kami selesaikan di kelas Modular kemarin.

The development of a coastal area of Brightsea chronologically from the past condition to the recent one and the blueprint of its future design is presented in the diagram. Those maps are compared based on the changes made
With regard to business centre, café and shop has replaced fishermen’s cottages in the north east of the map. In the planned development, these two business assets are predicted to be demolished, and therefore restaurant will be built while supermarket will be established in the east of Lighthouse. Again, the north-east development is forecast to construct some apartments and another development is the hotel in southeast of the coastal zone which will be extended to the east.
Turning into the public service, people visiting this place can park their car next to supermarket as the planned development. There will be a sailing club around the area of the hotel, and the south west area, people will see a Ferry Wharf with Telecommunication Antenna, while there are no changes in the main road in the east of the map. 
Kamu juga dapat membaca contoh tulisan saya dengan topik yang sama. Skor esai ini band 7.5 versi testbig :
The ongoing development of a coastal belt of Brightsea from the 1950s onwards appears in the map.
Before the commercial purpose could take place in 1950 onwards, the Brightsea’s local government started to build a house for lighthouse keepers and a lighthouse, which was under constant close surveillance day and night. Also, there were few cottages of fishmongers down to the small detail with a jetty.
A more detailed look at the map shows that in today’s development the cottages and the house of lighthouse keepers have been demolished. This may be because the central activity in the Brightsea area takes place in the commercial purpose, where can be clearly seen from the map that a hotel, café and shop are built into the zone, while a ferry terminal and a main road for commuters have also presented recently. Surprisingly, several years further on, there will be telecommunication antennae in the peripheral zone of the ferry terminal. Again, the shop is reversed into a large supermarket with valet parking for visitors. In the northern part of this coastal belt, the development will consist of a family residence and restaurant, which was used as a cafeteria.
What can be drawn from the map of the coastal belt of Brightsea? Fast forward now to the 1950s the development has dramatically changed. While the lighthouse is the constant landmark, there seems likely that the ferry wharf will have a more significant change.
Ok guys, pembahasan sesi Writing IELTS Task 1 Map cukup sampai di sini. Sampai jumpa lagi pada postingan tips dan trik IELTS lainnya.

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Getting 9 in Listening IELTS: Is it possible?

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The highest score in IELTS is 9. To achieve this score will not be so easy to do. But still, there is an opportunity for you to get it. There are some important things that you may not forget when you are dealing with this section.
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IELTS Test Day Advices

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You have to feel nervous on this day. If you don't, I guess you aren't really normal then :) So here we go. Nervousness will not ever ruin your IELTS score, as long as you can control it. Here are some advices that will make your test day a little bit - maybe much- better.

1. Breakfast. What?? You said you do not feel hungry even tough you haven't have your breakfast? Believe me that your nervousness has made you forget your stomach's sound. Make sure that you EAT YOUR BREAKFAST properly so you will have the strength you need to take almost-4-hours IELTS test. Remember that your test needs your focus and stamina so without eat a good food and drink, how could you do well on your test?

2. Arrive early, so you will have all the time you need. To prepare, and also to take a deep, long breath :) You should arrive early for your IELTS test in order to allow time for you to register and be seated for the test. Please refer to your booking confirmation for details. If you arrive late, you may not be allowed to take the test.

3. Bring your ID. It can be your passport or national ID according to identification that you provided in IELTS application form. If you do not have the correct identification document, you will not be able to take the test.

4. Bring stationery. Pens ? Pencils ? Eraser ? Take the stationery you need to stay comfort on test but not too much.

5. Check-in your personal items. No personal items to be taken into the test room. Test day staff will collect and safely store your personal belongings. Items which are forbidden from the test room include: mobile phones, hand-held computers, cameras, hats, scarves, wallets, books or notes.

6. Listen to test's supervisor carefully. If you have anything to ask, raise your hand.

7. If you have problems during your test, do not hesitate and raise your hand. Remember that your test's supervisor is there to support and assist you.

8. Stay calm. Everybody has their own way to keep calm, there are people that walking around and around to make themselves calm. Some may have to listen to the music for calming down. Do whatever make you calm, but do not disturb the others.


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Guessing Strategy in IELTS

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Unlike other standardized tests, in IELTS, there is no penalty given for getting a wrong answer. When you have no idea about the answer, you can keep trying to answer as it will give you 20 until 25% chance of getting right answer. So, guessing is a thing that could give positive contribution for you as well. However, it should be noted that guessing in IELTS may not be done carelessly. There should be some considerations that are taken to have a meaningful guessing. 

There are some specific guessing techniques that you can apply.
1. Slang
It is better for you to choose an answer which sounds scientific than slang ones. For example,
A. To evaluate the outcomes of the two different kinds of treatment.
B. Because some objects insisted on getting one or the other of the treatments.
As choice A sounds more scientific compared to B whenever you should guess, pick A as the answer.

2. Extreme statements
You should avoid choosing a controversial choice as your answer. Pick an answer which is calm and rational. For example,
A. Abortion should be banned completely.
B. Though it has a lot of benefit, many doctors have suggested their patients not to take abortion as a merely way out for the unwanted pregnancy.
Choice B is better to take than A because it is less controversial. There is another consideration stated in this option as well.

3. Similar answer choices
When you find two answers which are almost the same, there is a big tendency that one of those answers is the right one. For example,
A. Use polyunsaturated cooking oil instead of other cooking oil.
B. Use polyunsaturated cooking oil is not even better than other cooking oil.
These two choices are almost the same, so there is a big opportunity that one of it is the correct answer.

4. Hedging
If you are dealing with a question about the conclusion, you can look for critical ‘hedge’ phrases such as likely, may, can, will, often, generally, mostly sometimes, etc. You could pick the answer which uses one of the above phrases. It will be better for you to avoid answer with phrases such as exactly, and always.

Still, you need to remember that being sure for the answer is always better than putting your selves in a “grey area” by guessing for the answer. But if you really need to guess, then guess in a smart way of guessing.

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Face to Face with Writing IELTS

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There are two tasks that test taker can find in writing test. In the first task, test taker has to write for about 150 words; meanwhile it takes about 250 words in the second task. So, what is the difference?
In the first task, test taker has to show his or her ability in describing some visual information. It can be in the form of graph, table, chart, or diagram. The time given to complete this task is 20 minutes.
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The Importance of Text Analyzis in Reading IELTS

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One form of questions in reading IELTS is multiple choice. The kinds of questions that are given can be various as well. Purpose of the text can also be the question in this part. Have a look at the following example: 
Question 1
Choose the appropriate letter (A-D) and write it in box 1 on your answer sheet.
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How Popular IELTS Test Is

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It cannot be denied that IELTS is one of the most popular English assessment test. Even TOEFL uses similar 4 section in its new test model, the TOEFL-iBT  that is also considering 4 important skills in English.
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IELTS Reading: Improving Reading Score | Part 3

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What are other things that we can do to improve your reading score? One stimulant that you think about is soldier’s activity. When a soldier is going to be involved in a war, he or she will learn on the battle itself, including the place, the time, and the enemy. The same thing happened in IELTS. You have to learn on the types of questions that you deal with in this reading section. You need to do many exercises on these different types of questions as each type of questions need different treatment.
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More about Timing Strategy in IELTS

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Simple but important thing to do during IELTS test is wearing a watch. Yes, by wearing a watch, you can check the time regularly. This checking is important to make sure that you are “on schedule”. You can try to check the time after completing each passage.
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A Good IELTS Essay

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How test taker knows that he or she has written a good IELTS essay is a common come up-question after test taker finishes his or her essay. In order to anticipate this, test taker has to master the points that are used to score the essay.
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What We Should Know about Reading IELTS

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Reading is the second skill tested in IELTS series of test. After finishing listening section, test taker gets 60 minutes to finish three sections in reading IELTS with 13 until 14 questions for each section. A total question in this section is 40. The detail time arrangement for reading IELTS is:

  • 17 minutes on section
  • 20 minutes on section 
  • 23 minutes in section 

In IELTS, test taker has to realize that he or she is going to deal with a three long passages. The passages are taken from academic sources. These passages can be categorized as an advanced text.  These three passages will be given started from the easiest until the most difficult one.

Passages in IELTS reading section are followed by some different kinds of question. There are 11 types of question that test taker meets in completing this section. The lists are:

  1. Multiple choice
  2. Multiple matching
  3. Short-answer
  4. Sentence completion
  5. Tables, diagrams, flow charts
  6. Summary completion
  7. Paragraph headings
  8. Locating information
  9. Identifying writer’s views or claims
  10. Classification
  11. Matching

As test taker can see, there are many kinds of questions that test taker should deal with. Therefore, test taker needs to try each type of question to find out the most difficult type for him or her. Focus exercise on the most difficult type of question will contribute a lot in improving reading IELTS score.

Test taker can also apply another strategy in finishing this section by giving mark on the difficult question, moving from that question then coming back later when he or she has completed all questions. Test taker also needs to prepare some time for correcting his or her works.

In saving more time in doing this section, test taker should do three reading techniques, which should be matched with kind of question test taker are dealing with. The techniques are:

  • Skimming
  • Scanning
  • Reading for detail

Besides applying the techniques above, test taker could also do some other efforts such as adding his or her bank of vocabulary by reading newspaper, books, and magazines. Test taker could improve his or her skill and speed in reading as well by taking more reading resources, especially from authentic materials.

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IELTS Report of Band 6.5: Fishing Village Development

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The diagrams below show the development of a small fishing village and its surrounding area into a large European tourist resort. 

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant. 
Write 150 words.
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Sukses IELTS

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IELTS merupakan salah satu pra syarat bagi mereka yang hendak melanjutkan studi atau bahkan bekerja di luar negeri. Seiring dengan dimulainya era Pasar Bebas, ada juga  beberapa perusahaan atau institusi swasta yang juga mengharuskan pegawainya memiliki nilai standar IELTS yang cukup tinggi.
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Pita Skor IELTS

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Tidak ada kata tidak lulus atau gugur dalam IELTS. Setiap kandidat diurutkan berdasarkan penampilan mereka dalam tes, menggunakan skor mulai dari 1 hingga 9 untuk setiap bagian tes. Listening, Reading, Writing dan Speaking. Hasil dari keempat bagian tersebut kemudian menghasilkan Pita Skor Keseluruhan (Overall Band Score).
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Applying Golden Rule of IELTS

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Why do some test takers feel that they get inappropriate score in IELTS? Many of them think that they should grab higher score than what they have got. The answer for that question can be very simple. These take takers do not apply golden rule of IELTS. So, what is the golden rule?
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Predicting what is in the passage of reading IELTS

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The problem that most of test taker deal with in reading IELTS comes from fear that they have even before they start reading the whole passage. Reading IELTS will be academic text which is sometimes not really familiar for test takers. In this case, you need to remember that being panic does not give you anything. Now, let us learn on how to predict what is the passage in the reading section is about.

Reading passages are only text. They have some items in every passage such as titles, paragraph headings, sub-headings, italicized or bold type, pictures, diagram and other visual information, and tables and charts. You can use these items to have ‘smart guessing’ on what kind of information that the passage is going to give. For example, when you see a picture, you can ask yourself some questions such as:

  1. What is happening?
  2. Who is doing it?
  3. Where is it taking place?
  4. Why is it being done?
  5. What is needed to do it?
  6. What other things do I know about this?

You can try to ask such kind of questions to help you get the prediction. You will be more confident in answering questions and finding the information in the passage because you are using your prior knowledge to help you. Actually, that is the thing we do every day every time we read something. However, it should be noted that for answering the section of T/F/NG, you need to be very careful because may take a wrong answer when you merely use your prior knowledge. Remember that prior knowledge should only be a kind of help for you to predict what is the passage is about. Still, you need to check the answer from the reading passage.

As your daily exercise, you can try to read English newspaper. You can write some questions about a newspaper article after looking at the headings and pictures. Then, find out whether you can find the answer in the passage.


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5 Cara Meningkatkan Kecakapan Mendengar

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Kunci sukses mempelajari bahasa yang baru adalah dengan berlatih sebanyak mungkin. Bahkan jika anda tinggal di wilayah yang jarang orang berbahasa tersebut, kesempatan akan selalu ada bagi anda untuk meningkatkan kecakapan mendengar. Berlatihlah dengan meluangkan sedikitnya 30 menit setiap harinya untuk melakukan kegiatan tertentu guna melihat sejauh mana peningkatan kecakapan mendengarkan anda.


  • Manfaatkan sumber belajar online gratis, seperti situs BBC Learning English dan the English Club, keduanya memiliki fitur pelajaran dan lembar kerja gratis untuk memperkuat kecakapan mendengarkan anda. Situs-situs ini menyajikan latihan diksi, dan lembar kegiatan bersama program radio, berita, puisi, dan banyak lagi.
  • Bergabunglah dalam pertukaran dua bahasa dengan menjadwalkan sesi yang setengah waktunya digunakan anda mengajari seseorang berbahasa Inggris untuk mempelajari bahasa anda dan setengahnya lagi orang tersebut mengajari anda berbahasa Inggris. Metode ini cukup menyenangkan karena anda akan bertemu dengan orang baru dan berlatih dengan orang yang memahami seperti apa rasanya belajar bahasa baru, dan tentunya akan lebih sabar. Anda bisa menemukan orang yang tertarik bertukar bahasa dengan membaca bulletin di sekolah bahasa lokal atau komunitas kampus, atau lewat kelompok online.
  • Mendengarkan musik berbahasa Inggris, kemudian membaca liriknya untuk melihat apakah anda memahami yang anda dengarkan. Dengarkan lagi lagu tersebut sambil membaca liriknya atau sambil menyanyikannya. Sangatlah penting untuk mendengarkannya terlebih dahulu tanpa membaca liriknya untuk melihat sejauh mana anda bisa memahaminya.
  • Tontonlah film berbahasa Inggris tanpa subtitel dan cobalah mengikutinya. Bahkan jika anda tak mengerti setiap kata, pelajari pergerakan tubuh dan petunjuk verbal sang aktor untuk mengetahui apa yang terjadi dalam film tersebut. Ulangi menonton, kali ini dengan menampilkan subtitel guna melihat apakah pemahaman anda benar. Ingatlah, subtitel umumnya tidak cocok kata per kata, karena mereka dirancang untuk dibaca dengan cepat, maka gunakan sebagai cara memahami apa yang terjadi dalam adegan dan bukan sebagai terjemahan yang sempurna atas apa yang sedang diucapkan.
  • Jadilah sukarelawan untuk berbicara bahasa Inggris dengan turis asing atau magang di perusahaan tur lokal. Hal ini akan membuat anda berlatih kecakapan mendengarkan bahasa Inggris sehari-hari dengan pembicara bahasa Inggris. Pengalamannya mungkin membuat anda frustasi pada awalnya, namun anda akan senang berada dalam lingkungan yang membuat anda cepat meningkatkan kemampuan mendengarkan bahasa Inggris.

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Menyebutkan Perbedaan Formal dan Informal

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Jika anda sedang mempersiapkan modul untul IELTS Academic, baik Task 1 ataupun Task 2 dalam tes Writing adalah formal. Bagi kandidat General Training, task 2 dalam tes Writing selalu formal, dan Task 1 bisa formal atau informal.

Seperti yang telah diketahui, Task 1 untuk modul GT adalah surat, dan jika topiknya meminta anda menulis surat pada seseorang yang anda kenal, maka surat tersebut dalam bentuk informal – dan sebaliknya jika ditujukan pada seseorang yang tidak anda kenal, maka sebaiknya formal.

Perbedaan antara gaya formal dan informal lebih pada kosakata. Kata-kata informal adalah yang digunakan dalam percakapan sehari-hari dan formal adalah yang biasa digunakan dalam buku, kontrak, surat bisnis dan essai. Jika tugasnya meminta penulisan formal – hindari penggunaan kosakata informal. Jika tugasnya meminta penulisan informal, seperti surat untuk teman, hindari penggunaan kata-kata formal yang “berat”.

Terlepas dari kosakata dalam penulisan informal sangatlah baik menghindari kata-kata seperti “I”, “you”, “we”, kecuali anda mengungkapkan sebuah pendapat. Misalnya dalam sebuah essai ketimbang menulis “You would find it difficult to get a job without proper qualifications”, tulislah sesuatu seperti “One would find it difficult to find a job without proper qualifications”, atau anda dapat menulis “Finding a job without proper qualifications would be rather difficult”.

Bagi anda yang tidak tinggal di Negara berbahasa Inggris dan tidak berbicara bahasa Inggris dalam keseharian akan sulit menyebutkan perbedaan antara kosakata formal dan informal, yang dapat anda temukan pada daftar berikut. Anda dapat menghapalnya dan menggunakannya dalam tulisan anda sambil berlatih – dengan demikian kemungkinan anda menggunakan kata yang tepat dalam tes yang sebenarnya dapat meningkat.

Inform meLet me know
ContactGet in touch
ApologiseSay sorry
RequestAsk for
CompensateMake up
EstablishSet up
DiscoverFind out
HandleDeal with
InvestigateCheck up on
ToleratePut up
IncreaseGo up
Many / MuchA lot of
Many / MuchHeaps of

Catatan Penting: memahami dengan tepat penggunaan bahasa formal dan informal akan lebih mempermudah anda dalam meraih nilai lebih pada sesi writing dan speaking.

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Menuliskan Alamat dalam Surat Bisnis

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Ada beberapa hal yang sebaiknya anda ketahui tentang cara menuliskan alamat dalam surat bisnis berbahasa Inggris. Jangan menuliskan alamat anda jika anda menggunakan kertas dengan alam pengirim yang sudah tercetak di atasnya. Jika anda menuliskan alamat asli anda, cukup tuliskan: nomor rumah, nama jalan, kode pos, tempat, negara, nomor telepon. (jangan sertakan nama anda di sini; dalam bahasa Inggris nama hanya ditulis di akhir surat.)

Catatan: urutan alamat pengirim dalam bahasa Inggris adalah: nomor rumah, nama jalan, kode pos, tempat. Jika urutannya berbeda dalam kebudayaan anda, tetaplah pada urutan yang digunakan di negara anda, jangan mengadopsi cara di negara Inggris

Bahasa Inggris – British
Posisi: dalam bahasa Inggris – British, alamat pengirim biasanya ditempatkan di ujung kanan atas surat

Bahasa Inggris - Amerika
Posisi: dalam bahasa Inggris – Amerika alamat pengirim biasanya ditempatkan di ujung kiri atas, di bawah tanggal, atau di akhir surat, di bawah tanda tangan.

Alamat pengirim di bawah tanggal:

Alamat pengirim di bawah tanda tangan:

IELTS Kampung Inggris Pare
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