In the IELTS Academic writing module, avoid using contractions. Contractions set a more informal tone to a piece of writing. It is fine to use contractions in the speaking module – in fact, not using contractions when speaking will make your English sound halting and a little forced.
The number of job applications hasn’t increased over the last ten years.
The number of job applications has not increased over the last ten years. (more…)
Can you spot the spelling mistakes in these sentences? Be careful because one sentence doesn’t have a mistake in it!! Give yourself a maximum of 90 seconds to find the errors. This will mean that you only really have time to read each sentence once and decide what the errors are. Go on … time yourself!! (more…)
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