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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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A Big NO in Writing IELTS

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In writing IELTS, there are some ‘other’ things that must be considered by the test taker. Test taker has to realize that those some small things has a great possibility in reducing IELTS score itself. Therefore, it is better for test taker to avoid things as follows.
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Sharpen your skills on IELTS listening test | Part 1

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“Listening is a skill, not a gift”, said Simon Braverman on his book titled Ace the IELTS. Here are some tips to sharpen your skills on IELTS listening taken from the same book. You may find many tips about listening already; assume these as added value for your experience.  
  1. Teach yourself the words. The main point of this is to train your ears to understand the words you hear in the flow of the sentences. You may hear flow of sentences that you could not follow, resulting in misunderstand of the sentences. Train your ears using recording or podcast or even the real audio selections. Use a mp3 player that is small and light so you can bring it wherever you go. Here are some tips while practicing with podcast: 
    • Listen, and remember what you heard and stop the podcast after each phrase. Even if you did not understand, keep play it in your head. 
    • Say it out loud. If you understand the phrase, this practice will improve your pronunciation. If not, break the sentence into words, look at the dictionary, and make sense out of them. You got new vocabularies and your skill to make sense of sentences sure is improving. 
  2. Instruction will keep you safe. Every task in IELTS listening test has its instructions. FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS. If the instruction states that you have to choose 3 words, choose exactly 3 words, because choose 4 or 2 words will get you 0 score. Moreover, when counting words, “a” or “the” count as a word. 
  3. Divide and concur. The recording in audio selections IELTS divide questions into groups, so every time you are instructed to answer a group of 4-5 questions, there are 20-30 seconds to prepare before each group. 
    • Understand which group of questions you need to answer. Example: “Look at questions 1 to 4”. Take your 20-30 seconds to pay attention and underline the keywords of those questions. Draw a line under the last question (question 4) to prevent your eyes from seeing the other questions. 
    • Answer all the questions while listening to the passage. You can answer one questions while still listening to answer the next questions.   
    • Repeat the process to the next group of questions. In the next article of this series, we will talk about 5 more tips to sharpen listening skill in IELTS. 
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Reference: Ace the IELTS (Simon Braverman)


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Being Smart and Tricky in Writing IELTS Battle

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Why does the test taker need to be tricky as well in facing a battle in this section? Yes, smart is not enough in achieving a high score in this section. That is why being tricky comes up as the best solution for getting the expected score.
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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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Easy to Apply Strategies for Getting Higher Writing Score in IELTS!

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The key point of getting high score in writing IELTS is having more practices. Test taker may not forget to use time limitation for creating a test-like situation. It is okay if test taker gives more practices on one of the tasks which is more difficult for the test taker. However, it is important for the test taker to have both kinds of writing before taking the real test. Remember that practice makes perfect!
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Artikel IELTS Kampung Inggris Pare: Discursive Writing

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From Kampung Inggris Pare...

When dealing with the IELTS writing, I use the type of Discursive Writing, etymologically: "back and forth", to deal with. Here is the Importance of Discursive Writing:
· research and learn more about issues or subjects
Although those bullets have covered organizations in your IELTS writing, there is more likely to take a closer look.
Good luck :)

· learn more about the different views that other people have on these issues and subjects
· learn why people hold the views and opinions they do
· discover our own view on these issues and subjects
· learn to distinguish between valid and false arguments
· learn to express our own views in a reasoned and reasonable way
· learn how to construct an argument that is well argued and which draws on appropriate and relevant evidence.


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IELTS Writing Task 1: Understand the Importance of Vocabulary

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One of the most important points in execution of IELTS writing task 1 is to mastery so many vocabularies. There are some aspects which include in scope like correct spelling, words duplication, and vocabulary utilizing in the broad sense. A reliable resource said that the participants of IELTS prohibited to do vocabulary writing excessive for maximizing the score. The structure of grammar and vocabulary will determine the score. There some types of vocabulary test that will be explained below:


1. IELTS Vocabulary for Conditional Purpose
In this section, you’ll find some sentences that show a requirement to do something. Usually, the writing of these sentences use “if” as the marker of a condition.
Examples:
  • You can borrow my book if you return it before you go home.
If can be replaced by providing that. From the sentence above we can see that the first person want to do something for the second one if the second person do something wanted by the first one.
  • You can’t go abroad if you don’t have any passport.
We can replace the word under the red circle with unless. In this sentence, the person can’t do something because he or she doesn’t fulfill something required.
The word “if” can also be replaced by another words or phrases like no matter how, as long as, on condition that, however many, and wherever which all of these, have the different condition.              

2. IELTS Vocabulary for Changes
In addition of explaining a condition, a word may has more than one meaning at the different context of sentences. Let’s take a look for some examples below:
  • We need some batteries to adapt this flashlight. adapt means recharge
  • The Palestine societies have to adapt the politic condition of their country. adapt means conform or fit in.
3. IELTS Vocabulary for How Something Works
We can explain the use of an object with a phrase or vocabulary. For example, there are some steps of making tea with no hot water available:

  • Fill the kettle with water.
  • Heat up the water on the stove.
  • While waiting for boiling water, prepare a glass fill with tea and some sugar.
  • After the boiling water is ready, lift the kettle from the stove.
  • Pour some boiling water to the glass prepared.
4. IELTS Vocabulary for Writing Letter
There are some phrases that commonly used in writing a letter like the example below:
  • Dear Sir/ Madam explain greetings to somebody who sent the letter.
  • I would like to….. explain the intention of letter.
  • As you requested, I enclose…… explain eligibility which has been asked before.
  • I look forward to hearing from you soon explain a response to wait a reply of letter.
  • Thank you for your attention saying thanks to mail receiver.                                                            
5. IELTS Vocabulary for Presenting an Argument
For example, there are some sentences that being randomized. These sentences explain about somebody who is confusing to choose whether going to university or spending a year travelling around the world after school. Arrange these paragraphs to understand the arguments.
  1. Not only getting a job immediately, but also getting a good job with a good salary. (4)
  2. After that, if I have spare time, maybe I can follow a trip around the world. (5)
  3. I have to decide should I go to university or spend a year travelling around the world? (1)
  4. But, there are many advances of going to university. (2)
  5. Because I will get my qualifications immediately and I can find a job early. (3)
  • I have to decide should I go to university or spend a year travelling around the world?
  • But, there are many advances of going to university.
  • Because I will get my qualifications immediately and I can find a job early.
  • Not only getting a job immediately, but also getting a good job with a good salary.
  • After that, if I have spare time, maybe I can follow a trip around the world.
I hope this article can help you to learn about IELTS writing task 1 especially for understanding the use of vocabulary. Good luck.

Sumber: www.ielts-exam.net
http://www.world-english.org/ielts_writing.pdf
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IELTS Writing Task 1: Explaining a Diagram Process

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Usually a diagram explains the performance of an object. To catch up the meaning of a diagram, we should be focus to understand all of it components. There are some common step which is used to view diagram model like finding the primary part of it, relationship between its components, then command of a step that shown in diagram, and terminated by some buttons that might help you to understand the meaning of the process. For example, we have a base operation diagram of hydraulic lift as reported on: 
http://takeielts.britishcouncil.org/sites/default/files/IELTS%20writing%20lesson%20plan%205.pdf.

Illustration:





1.     Lift carriage (F)              
2.     Control button (A)                    
3.     Piston (G)                                   
4.     Electric wires (C)                       
5.     Hydraulic fluid (B)
6.     Piston housing (I)
7.     Pump (H)
8.     Valve (E)
9.     Fluid tank (D)

We can finish this task by the solution below:

In outline, the diagram illustrates the performance of a hydraulic lift. The system also consists of some parts like the lift carriage where the passengers stand on it, a piston that cause rise and fall the load and a pipes track that carry hydraulic fluid.

The passenger could raise or lowering the lift by pressing the “up” control button that causes fluid movement from the tank into the bottom of the fluid tank. We will see that the piston get pressed up. When the fluid fills up the piston, its position will be rise. The lift carriage that related to the top of piston will be forced up to. As we can see at the diagram, the flow of hydraulic fluid represent by the blue arrows. The process when the passengers want to get down almost the same with the previous case. The differences are located on the control button that should be pressed, followed by process flow of fluid and the piston. An electric signal is sent so the pump will be switch off when the “down” control button pressed. Simultaneously, a signal also sent to a valve in front of the pump to cut the fluid’s flow from the piston back to the fluid tank. The reversing flow shown in the diagram represent by the red arrows. The piston and lift would be brought back down caused by the gravity. 

From the discussion above we can see that there are three main parts of describing a process like:

  • Process
    • In this part we have to describe the performance of an object. We need to watch this stage carefully.
  • Object
    • We should describe something or someone that related to the diagram.
  • Data
    • We should describe the changes and trends of the data.

These are tips and tricks about IELTS Writing Task 1: Explaining a Diagram Process, good luck.

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IELTS Writing Task 1 How To Answering a Question Containing Graph or Diagram?

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IELTS (Internasional English Language Testing System) has a purpose to examine somebody’s ability in studying or working with English as the part of those things. IELTS is held under the command of a group that consist of University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL), British Council and IDP, and IELTS Australia. IELTS has a highest international standard of language assessment. There are some steps that had to be followed by the participants of  IELTS, for example IELTS Writing Task I.
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IELTS Writing Task 2: General Writing Hints

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Writing in English follows some basic principles:
  • The basic pattern of an English sentence is: Subject/Verb/Object.
  • The connecting and reference words generally come at the beginning of sentences and/or clauses: words like moreover/he/they/such/this/these/another measure is, etc.
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IELTS Writing Task 2: How to prepare for task 2.

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Look at as many sample questions as you can. Practice underlining the key points and brainstorming the topics, making plans for each one. Gradually reduce the time you allow yourself to do this, so you can do it in less than 5 minutes. See all the practice books and websites for sample questions. Lots of them have sample answers as well.

Look at the language used for making paragraphs and sentences cohesive (linking your ideas within and between sentences and paragraphs). For example: logical links that show addition (as well as, in addition) or contrast (whereas, on the other hand).

Look at the language used for expressing views. For example: ‘I believe that….’ ‘I would argue that….’, for making contrasts and concessions. For example: ‘Despite the fact that….’.

Look at the language for refuting an argument. For example: ‘There is little evidence to support the….’, for giving arguments, for providing support to your main points. For example: ‘In my experiences…’, ‘A good example of this is ….’. And in conclusions. For example: ‘In conclusion…’ or ‘On balance…’.

Think about the topics that could be used for this task. For example:

  • Technology
  • Crime
  • Tourism
  • Transport
  • Education
  • Population
  • Media
  • Health
  • Society.

Brainstorm the topics for possible questions. Write as many timed essay as possible. Do the ones that have sample and model answers in the exercise books.

Before the exam, practice writing answers to the tasks in the time allowed, especially if you haven’t written at speed by hand for a while; keep up to date with current affairs.

During the exam, you should use a pen. It should be easier to write faster with a pen. Make sure you have a checklist in mind for editing your writing at the end. Make one up now with the errors you know you make.

Reference: How to Prepare for IELTS Writing. City University of Hongkong: English Language Center.

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IELTS Writing Task 2: One-sided Argument.

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Example of task: Children are spending more time at their computers today than playing with their friends.To what extent do you agree or disagree?
 Task 2 will examine your ability to do one or maybe more of the following tasks:
  • present justify opinions,
  • argue case,
  • evaluate and challenge ideas.
Your scope tells your reader the main points you will make. Your thesis statement tells the reader your opinion.
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IELTS Writing Task 2: Two-sided Argument.

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Example of the task: Some people think that children get a better education if they study away from home at a boarding school. Others believe it is better for them to stay with their families and attend day school.

Discuss both these points of view and give your opinion.
Task 2 will examine your ability to do one or maybe more of the following tasks:
  • present justify opinions,
  • argue case,
  • evaluate and challenge ideas.
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IELTS Writing Task 2: Give your argument.

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The writing test is a part of IELTS test. You have 60 minutes for this test. For your information, there are two tasks or to do in writing section. One task on each side of the card. You can make notes on the card but it will not be seen/examined by the examiner. You will be given an answer book and you must write your essay in the answer book. Notes are not acceptable and essays under the word limit will be penalized. So, you must read what you have to do carefully.

Task 2 will examine your ability to do one or maybe more of the following tasks:

  • present justify opinions,
  • argue case,
  • evaluate and challenge ideas.
Here some example. In this part of the test, you will be given a discussion topic. The question will either present you with an opinion or argument. You have to discuss the question with two or three main points and supporting detail for each point. The length of paragraph that you must write is consisted of at least 250 words. And the maximum time is 40 minutes on this task.

Remember. Your task response, coherence and cohesion, lexical resource and grammatical will be assessed on this test.

Task Response: you must write with logical and well-supported arguments, give some good reasons and experiences. Avoid giving anything irrelevant from the topic.

Coherence and Cohesion: write fluently and clearly, so the examiner can read your arguments.

Lexical Resource: enrich your vocabulary. Spell accurately and use appropriate word formation.

Grammatical: use grammatical structures accurately.
You must know that this part carries more weight in marking than Task 1. Look at this following example:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Write about the following topic:
A  great  many  countries  around  the  world  are losing  their  cultural  identity because of the Internet.To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
You should write at least 250 words.

How to do on Task 2:
Read the question carefully.
Underline the key points in the question.
Make sure you read all the question. Include all required.
Quickly brainstorm the topic. Think about your point of view, personal experiences and supporting details.
Write a plan. Decide the main points, and organize!
Don’t forget the introduction, body and conclusion

The structure for your essay will depend on the type of question. Good luck!
Reference: How to Prepare for IELTS Writing. City University of Hongkong: English Language Center.
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IELTS Writing Task 1: Golden Rules of Writing Task 1

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Remember that this takes about 20 minutes. You write a report about a graph, table, bar chart or diagram, using a minimum of 150 words. You are marked on task completion and use of range of vocabulary and grammar, organization and development. 

Do Task 1 first. There is a reason why it is Task 1. From the psychological point of view, it gives you a sense of accomplishment when you have finished it. A common feature of the writing process is the concept of getting oneself going. With the shorter task you can get yourself into your stride in writing. By the time you start Task 2, you’ll then be much more alert and perform Task 2 much more efficiently.
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IELTS Writing Task 1: How to prepare for Task 1

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This article describes how to prepare for Task 1. First, become familiar with the graph types, for example bar, and line graphs. Do lots of practice exercises in describing graphs. Practice identifying key information in graphs and charts. Practices working out what graph axes represent. Become familiar with a variety of ways to:
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IELTS Writing Task 1: Objects/How Something Works

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This part of the test will test your ability to describe objects or describe how something works. See the example below.
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The diagrams below show how to plumb in a washing machine.
Summarize the information by describing the main features and explaining how a washing machine works.
You should write at least 150 words.


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IELTS Writing Task 1: Processes or Flow Charts

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This part of the test will test your ability to describe something. Here’s the example describing the stages of a process/procedure.
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The following flowchart shows the process students at an English language school go through.
Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.
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IELTS Writing Task 1: Describe Bar charts, line graphs, pie charts and tables

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This part of the test will test your ability to perform one or more of the following functions in English:
-          Describe graphic data,
-          Describe the stages of a process/procedure,
-          Describe an event/sequence of events,
-          Explain how something works.
Bar charts, line graphs, pie charts and tables are most frequently given for the test. However, you could also be given an object/series of pictures/diagrams/flow chart to describe.
If graphs are used there may be just one, usually a line graph or a bar chart. However, there could also be more than one of the same type of graph or combination of graphs and charts. For example, you could get a bar chart and a pie chart together (see Cambridge IELTS 1, page 31) or a line graph and a table.
Remember that the length time to do this task is 20 minutes and you have to write at least 150 words. Your performance in Task 1 will be assessed on some criteria:
-          Task Achievement: follow the instruction properly, write a clear, accurate and relevant description of the information. Focus on the important trends presented as graphic information.
-          Coherence & Cohesion: organize your writing by using a suitable structure. Use connective words to link sentences and paragraph logically.
-          Lexical: use a wide range of vocabulary naturally, spell accurately and use appropriate words.
-          Grammatical Accuracy: use a good grammatical structure accurately and use a variety of sentence structures.


Here’s the example…
Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.
How students in Britain spend their free time (5 or more hours a week).




How to do Task 1:
-          Spend about 5 minutes reading the graphs or charts, and preparing your answer.
-          Understand what the axis on the graphs or the percentages in the pie charts represent.
-          There will be too much info to describe every detail, please focus on the key information.
-          If there are 2 graphs/charts look for ways to compare the data.
-          Think about the time period and the tenses you must be using.
-          Varying your vocab but avoiding repetition by using synonyms.
-          Organize your information clearly. Use introduction-body-conclusion.
-          Don’t copy phrases from the question. Use your own words.
-          You’ll receive a higher mark if you use a wide range of structures & vocab.
-          An opinion is considered as irrelevant for this task.


Good luck!
Reference: How to Prepare for IELTS Writing. City University of Hongkong: English Language Center.
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