Welcome back to another essay evaluation! This is a Patreon Special, so if you would like your essay to be evaluated, reach out to me! In today’s episode, we’re going to focus on the amazing structure my student had provided — but there were some small errors that could be a hindrance in the future if he continues making the same mistakes.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING, EVERYONE! Yes, we’re going through this, all the way through the holiday season. In today’s podcast, special shoutout to my Indian content writer who had achieved a massive IELTS band and passed with flying colors. So grateful to have coached her through this process. So, in saying that, let’s hear how she structures her speaking parts!
You read it right! In today’s podcast/live video, we’re going to be discussing how you can quickly think on your feet. I was having a discussion with a nurse recently and she has constant pauses and hesitations. This could be for a number of reasons, but the goal here is to rewire how you think. I don’t have difficulty with answering topics because there are associations/feelings with each word. For instance, if you say deforestation, I quickly think of either the fires raging in Brazil or the deforestation that takes place, quietly, in the north of Thailand. So, with that being said, here are some topics that you can write on index cards and play the game with your friends to start boosting your response rate.
- Challenging experience
- Learning English
- Future studies
- Benefits and drawbacks to international aid organizations
- You’ve been doing a long time
- Disadvantages for online auction sites
- A family you take after most…
- Your childhood neighbors
- Why do you go on holiday?
- Working with children in orphanage
- What do you dislike about science?
- New technology effect on future employment
- Extreme diets
- Online learning
- Business leaders
- Climate change
- endangered species
- Refugee crisis
- The future of cinema
Put the above bullet points on index cards and play it with friends!
We’re back with another MASSIVE listening. Now remember, you can get 1 on 1 coaching with me or private group coaching sessions in regards to any of the subskills to IELTS…just ask away! And with that being said, these IELTS videos/podcasts are HUGE. So here I am with another one! Make sure you check out my podcast/video down below a long with the table!
|Date||Type of Event||Details|
|17th||a concert||performers from Canada|
|18th||a ballet||company called (1) _______|
|a play||type of play: a comedy called|
Jemima has had a good (2) ________
|a (3) __________|
|show is called (4) _______________|
Write one word only for each answer
– Making (5) ___________ food
– (children only) Making (6) ____________
– (adults only) Making toys from (7) __________ using various tools
– Swimming in the (8) ___________
– Walking in the woods, led by an expert on (9) ____________
See the festival organizer’s (10) ____________ for more information
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Make sure you write your answers down below and watch my video!
Welcome back to another IELTS Writing Task video, and today I’m going to be focusing, again, on opinion essays. Because I have a student on my Patreon who I’m coaching, I decided to do something that pertains to who’s on my membership. So, let’s go over different types of linking devices and an opinion essay that scored an overall 7.0 band.
Technique: use linking phrases like “if” and “unless” in your answers in order to hypothesize about effects.
Additional words: if, providing, provided, as long as and unless can all be used to hypothesize.
Example: A nation should nurture the talents of its people. It will then reap many benefits.
If a nation nurtures the talents of its people, it will reap many benefits.
a. Without being encouraged by parents and teachers, aspiring musicians will not develop.
b. Science may one day stop the aging process in humans, but will this benefit mankind?
c. If there is no effort made to keep traditional farming methods alive, they will disappear.
d. If innovation is encouraged, many new jobs will be created.
As long as ____________________________________________.
Complete the following sentences using your own ideas.
a. Provided parents have an interest in music, _______________.
b. If government support for arts projects is not available, ____________.
c. Unless entrance to museums and art galleries is free,_______________.
d. Providing young scientists are given the right opportunities,______________
Task: The money spent on space research has brought enormous benefits to mankind, but it could be more usefully applied. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
The question of whether money could be usefully applied to tackle the crisis around the world rather than spent in on space research is a very controversial issue and it is now a matter of considerable public concern. There are, therefore, people on both sides of the argument who have feelings either for or against.
Many people believe that money should be spent to solve food crisis in Africa and South Asia. Droughts, for example, left Africa with famine. Every 30 seconds an African child dies of hunger and about 45% of children in South Asia suffer from malnutrition. Similarly, the global issue is the conflict of AIDS in Africa. Although, there are numerous factors in the spread of HIV/AIDS, it is largely recognized as a disease of poverty. Medicines, for instance, are very expensive and the government in poor countries can not afford to treat the disease, therefore millions are dying, while in rich countries people are living longer.
Having said that, however, some people oppose the former argument. They claim that space research has brought enormous benefits to mankind. Recently, NASA has launched satellites for weather and climate, which will give the scientists a unique view of earth’s atmosphere, helping them to improve their abilities to forecast weather and predict climate change.
From what has been discussed above we may draw the conclusion that both points of view have their merits. Although, human life has priority in our societies, advanced research should be carried out to find another source of energy, water on other planet, and to understand the planets and its’ effect on earth for the benefit of all.
We’re back for the last installment of this wonderful soul! She does an excellent job but lots of repetition of words is what hinders her overall success. However, there’s a book that comes to mind and a specific unit that will help her overcome that in less than two days. So, in saying that, I hope you guys enjoy this last episode of this super 17-year-old!
The glorious 17-year-old student with a phenomenal accent, rhythm, enunciation, and intonation. She knows when to rise, and when to call. If any of you are having pronunciation issues, she’s the perfect example of WHAT to do. Listen to this Vietnamese phenom from Hanoi!
Welcome to the last writing coaching for this season (if you want more videos/blogs/audios, patreon is available!). In today’s task 2, we’re going to go over giving reasons.
How do the words in each set 1-4 connect to each other?
- Deforestation –> soil erosion –> less food production
- Climate change –> unreliable rainfall –> poor crops
- War –> farming prevented –> imports and exports prevented
- Rising prices –> less available food –> starvation
Ready the sentences below and see if you understand the meaning of the words in italics.
- Eating wholefoods and natural produce is important for me. They are healthier than other foods.
- Intensive farming increases the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers. I prefer to shop at a farmers’ market where the food is usually produced and organic.
- Genetically modified crops are crucial I think. They help to prevent starvation, producing much greater quantities of crops.
- Overgrazing and deforestation mean there is less land for food production. Farmers and landowners should be banned for allowing this.
- Developed countries should focus on solutions for climate change. This issue has a great impact on food production in developing countries.
Is the following task asking you to find solutions or evaluate a solution?
Some people believe that famine is caused by climate change and preventing this will stop famine. What is your view of this?
An essay which evaluated solutions often describes the proposed solution and looks at the disadvantages and the advantages.
Of course the impact of climate change can’t be underestimated in relation to famine. Climate change is, in itself, caused by many different factors including deforestation and polluted air. The deforestation problem leads to soil erosion. The polluted air problem increases temperatures. Deforestation and polluted air contribute to unpredictable rainfall patterns which damage crops and the quality of vegetation that grows, preventing steady food production in developing countries. Farmers in developing countries usually don’t have enough money for measures which will help counteract the effects, e.g. anti-flooding or irrigation methods. Consequently, preventing climate change would decrease climate changes unpredictable effects and therefore reduce famine. Agriculture planning would be easier as farmers would know what the likely seasonal changes would be. However, climate change is a vast problem and not a problem easily solved. The problem requires a global effort and huge investment, which is difficult to achieve quickly in the short term.
Welcome back to another live coaching! So, in tomorrow’s session we’re going to talk about the different types of overseas voluntary work and the different types of work that is involved in each case. Also, there are going to be some questions for you to answer about these types of voluntary work, too. I’m hoping to bring on a student on a live episode to finish off season 1 next week, so if anyone is interested in a free, 40-minute online coaching, let me know!
a. working with children in an orphanage
b. working on a wildlive conservation project
c. working on a construction project in a rural community
d. working in a rural school
e. working on a rural health education program
f. working on an environmental conservation project
g. working on a marine conservation project
- How easy or difficult do you think each of the jobs would be?
- Which of the voluntary projects would you choose to work on? Why?
- In which countries would you be most likely to do one of these projects?
- At what stage in life might someone volunteer overseas?
Podcast – coming soon
Video – coming soon
After so many years of being on this planet, I’ve finally met my first ever student from Tibet, the autonomous region of China. This 20-year-old girl had moved to India, learned for several years, and moved back to Nepal where she’s preparing her IELTS test to go overseas. I’ve had the special privilege of coaching her, so I know this will inspire a lot of people. Here we go!