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Task One Essay: Transportation in England
Today’s task one essay looks at a table with a fairly unique problem: there’s a lot of information to include. When this happens, it’s important to be able to pick out the most important information. On this page you’ll find the band nine essay about transportation, a list of all the vocabulary used and a guide to structure and grammar.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Robots: Band nine IELTS Essay
Robots are a big topic these days. From self-driving cars to operations, more and more tasks seem to be being taken over by robots. This band nine sample essay looks at this topic. Keep scrolling for information about why this essay is band nine including structure, grammar and a vocabulary list.
If Sentences for IELTS Writing (with examples)
One important type of grammar to use in the IELTS writing test is an ‘if sentence’, sometimes called a ‘conditional’ or an ‘if clause’. These are incredibly flexible and once you know how to use them, you will be able to use them in almost any IELTS essay you write. There are four main types of these which are called zero, first, second and third. Each of these has a different grammatical structure and expresses something different.
A Famous Garden in your City: IELTS Cue Card
Visiting a garden is a popular activity in many countries. A garden is a little different to a park as it is usually a bit smaller, is more focused on seeing plants and is often attached to a house. A park is more likely to have other facilities like playgrounds and football fields. This IELTS cue card will show you how you could answer if you were asked about a garden in the IELTS speaking exam. Keep scrolling for a look a list of useful vocabulary from the answer.
Describe A tradition in your Country: IELTS Cue Card
This IELTS speaking cue card describes one of the most important traditions in the UK: Christmas lunch. You can check out my band nine answer about traditions. Keep scrolling for a list of useful vocabulary from the answer.
A Skill that Was Difficult to Learn: IELTS Cue Card
If you are feeling nervous about the IELTS speaking exam, using cue cards can be a helpful way to prepare. Although you cannot bring cue cards into the actual exam, they can be a useful tool for getting familiar all of the topics that might come up, learning new vocabulary, and practicing speaking by reading them aloud. This cue card looks at learning a skill that was difficult for you to learn. Keep scrolling for a list of vocabulary you can learn from this answer.