For this type of essay, you will be given a problem and asked to provide solutions, accompanied with related examples or supporting evidence. The problem will mostly comes form of How-question. However, you may be asked What is the best way to …..? or What can be done to ….?. For sample topics of problem and solution essay, go to this site.
You will be given a text with several paragraphs and a list of potential headings of each paragraph. You will be asked to match the headings with the paragraphs in the text. For example, if the text is about a city, the given list of headings should be something like this.
In Writing test, you have to finish two tasks in one hour. Task One is a descriptive essay while Task Two is an argumentative essay. Task One usually comprises at least 150 words while Task Two usually comprises at least 250 words. Because Task Two contributes marks twice as much as Task One, we should start practicing Task Two first.
Let’s continue with the little more complex modifier: a modifying phrase or clause. This is not something new. You’ve learned about it when you learned about complex sentence. Modifying phrases modify nouns and typically come with who, whom, which, that. However, sometimes, the relative pronouns may be omitted.
There are three kinds of agreements in English that you need to understand; subject-verb agreement, pronoun agreement, and number agreement. Take your time to review this topic because it will strengthen up your grammar foundation.
Another characteristic of English that does not exist in Thai language system is the variation of verbs according to WHEN the action is taking place that is VERB TENSES. Unfortunately, there are as much as 12 tenses in English. Fortunately, knowing around half of them will get you through IELTS test.
Some people say don’t worry about grammar. Well, that’s true when you were younger and started to learn English. But now, you’re going to study in a university. So, grammar does matter! In IELTS examination, basic grammar is crucial. It can cause you several marks. My advice is ‘keep it simple’ by using sentence structures that you are familiar with.