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How to start your letter (Task 1 general training)?

In IELTS (GT), when writing to someone you don’t know (such as when writing to a company), the question tells you to start your letter with: Dear Sir or Madam, Otherwise, when writing to a specific imaginary person (such as your neighbour, your boss, your colleague etc), the question tells you to start with: Dear …

常見錯誤 Common mistake: a fifty dollars note

A simple but common error is to use a number and the plural form of a noun to form a compound adjective: We took a two weeks holiday. ✗ Let’s take a ten minutes break. ✗ I found a fifty dollars note. ✗ These must use the singular forms of the nouns (week, minute, dollar): We took a two-week holiday. ✓ Let’s take a ten-minute break. ✓ I found a fifty-dollar note. ✓ Note: hyphens (-) are needed.

IELTS Speaking: 8 basic grammar mistakes of Hong Kong candidates

IELTS口試:中文考生常犯的八個文法基本錯誤(中文字幕) Published 29th April, 2018 [fvplayer src=”https://ieltsbucket-seoul.s3.amazonaws.com/free/2018-4-10_8_basic_grammar_mistakes/8_basic_grammar_mistakes-240p.mp4″ splash=”https://www.hkieltsteacher.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/GRANTthumb8grammermistakes.jpg” subtitles_zh=”https://www.hkieltsteacher.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/8_basic_grammar_mistakes_subtitles.zh_TW.vtt” subtitles_en=”https://www.hkieltsteacher.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/8_basic_grammar_mistakes_subtitles.en_US.vtt” qsel=”true”] Video starts first time in ‘mobile’ quality to save data usage. Switch to SD or HD for faster WiFi connections. Clearing browser cache restores default settings.

Speaking test part 2 topics and tips

In part 2 of the speaking exam, you will be given a prompt card that asks you to talk about a particular topic. Included under the main topic sentence, are four additional prompts telling you what areas to include in your talk, to help you keep talking for between 1 and 2 minutes. For example, from Cambridge IELTS 10 Test 4: …