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More percentages for IELTS writing

25%

25% of the students failed the exam.

A quarter of the students failed the exam.

Exactly a quarter of the students failed the exam.

Writing about percentages

When describing a graph, use percentages creatively to show your range of language.

4% of students failed the exam.

The above sentence is accurate. There are other ways to refer to 4% though.

 

Consider the following:

A tiny fraction of students failed the exam.

A very small number of students failed the exam.

Very few students failed the exam.

An almost insignificant proportion of the students failed the exam.

A minority of students failed the exam.

What could you write instead of 25% ? Or 24% ? Or 32% ?

Use your commas correctly in your IELTS writing

Commas are important in your IELTS writing exam

an IELTS comma
Many IELTS students and other people learning English seem to have problems with the use of the comma when punctuating sentences in English. It is really important that you try to use punctuation correctly in your IELTS exam.

“I’m going to eat everybody.”

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A hundred words that are often misspelled

Here’s a link to an interesting page listing the 100 most commonly misspelled words in English. They are all words that could be used in your IELTS writing exam so it’s worth reading through what’s listed. (more…)

Answer IELTS part 1 line graph writing tasks

Here are the ten steps needed to write the best IELTS part 1 line graph writing task answer that you can.

Step One

Read the question carefully. Make sure that you understand what is being described by the line graph. Make absolutely sure that you know what you are being asked to write about.

Usually, this question will ask you to select and report the main features of the line graph and make comparisons where relevant. You are not asked to give reasons for trends shown in the graph. (more…)