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Writing task 2 sample/model answer (Cambridge IELTS 6 Test A)

Here is a sample answer to IELTS 6 Test A task 2 I wrote recently: Considering the enormous commitment and responsibility of taking care of a baby and raising a child, it is understandable that people advocate for compulsory parental training and suggest school as the ideal place for that to occur. While I do …

Writing task 2 sample/model answer (Cambridge IELTS 10 Test 4)

Here is a sample answer to IELTS 10 Test 4 task 2 I wrote recently: Some museums charge an entry fee presumably to cover operating costs, while others receive alternative sources of funding and so are able to offer free admission to their patrons. In my view, most people choose to visit museums (360 words, …

Writing task 2 sample/model answer (Cambridge IELTS 8 Test 4)

Posted by Grant Richardson, 28th May, 2019 Only a few decades ago, the world used to chastise America for having an obesity epidemic and all of the associated health risks. Now, we see waistlines expanding in places as far away as East Asia where people were once thought to have been blessed with the ‘slim’ …

Writing task 2 sample/model answer (Cambridge IELTS 7 Test 2)

Posted by Grant Richardson, 23th May, 2019 Here is a sample answer to IELTS 7 Test 2 task 2 I wrote today: In most jurisdictions, a judge issues the punishment for a crime according to both a pre-determined maximum penalty for the crime committed and relevant factors surrounding the individual case. Some people, however, feel …

Writing task 2 sample/model answer (Cambridge IELTS 6 Test 1)

Posted by Grant Richardson, 20th May, 2019 Here is a sample answer to IELTS 6 Test 1 task 2 I wrote recently: How far can you leave the house or even go online before you are bombarded with marketing messages from companies vying for your attention? More importantly, do they even help you make better …

寫作貼士 Should I avoid phrasal verbs in academic writing?

I previously wrote that for IELTS essays, one-word verbs are preferred over their phrasal verb equivalents because phrasal verbs normally sound informal. As with many things about language, there is no hard rule for this. In fact, it often depends phrasal verb. The ones to avoid would be those marked as INF in dictionaries (INF …

Why learn phrasal verbs? When do I use them?

(English version below) 每個短語動詞,通常都有一個等效的單字動詞。 例如,“take in” = “receive”(into the mind),如: “He’s teaching so fast, I can’t take everything in!” 外國孩子從他們初學說話時,就開始使用短語動詞,並且經常在他們學習等效的單字動詞之前。 相比之下,英語學習者,在學習等效的短語動詞之前,經常學習單字動詞。 因此,如果一個英語(中級或更低級別)的學習者與母語為英語的孩子說話,很可能不能相互理解,即使他們都可能正確地說英語。 短語動詞聽起來,通常不像它們對應的單詞動詞。 在學術寫作中(例如在雅思寫作試卷task 2)或其他類型的正式寫作中通常首選單詞動詞。 短語動詞通常用和朋友和家人的非正式溝通(書面或口頭)(包括雅思通用模式task 1中寫給朋友的信件)。 English version For every phrasal verb, there is normally an equivalent one-word verb. For example, “take in” = “receive” (into the mind) as in: “He’s teaching so fast, …

Writing task 2 sample/model answer (Cambridge IELTS 4 Test 2)

Posted by Grant Richardson, 26th January, 2018 Here is a sample answer to IELTS 4 Test 2 task 2 I wrote recently: The pursuit of happiness is common to most, if not all, humans and animals alike, but what constitutes happiness differs from person to person. Once happiness has been defined for an individual, in …

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