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I also agree that we should use natural and easy-to-understand language. But maybe some examiner thinks some big words in the essay can demonstrate the variety of vocabulary. Actually that’s a superficial habit.

This essay will discuss both sides and give an opinion at the end.

With the development of science and modern technology…

In the modern era, … / Since the dawn of time ….

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My concern to you is while writing conclusion in Academic writing Task 2,is it useful to say,”From aforementioned cases and argument,we come to know that…..” in this way is it the right way to express?

This is a highly controversial issue.

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The crux of the discussion is …

Hello Liz.Could we use In a nutshell in Writing Task1

This is overused in introductions. Most essay questions are about current issues so you don’t need to put in a time frame unless it is about an issue in the past compared to the present. “Since the dawn of time…” is not a relevant statement for most IELTS issues and should be avoided. Some students also use “Nowadays” to start their essay. Again this is overused. Try to avoid these phrases and just paraphrase the information given by IELTS.

It is an informal idiom and not suitable for a formal essay.

This is a sentence which is used too often. It would be better to write “The most important aspect…” or “One of the key issues is…” as they are more natural to use in writing.

I have been going through your lectures and find it very helpful.

The examples you give in IELTS writing task 2 do not need to come from published sources or known research. They can just be an example of a situation: “For instance, the majority of working people do not …” Avoid learning opening phrases to common sentences.

There are good grounds to argue in favour of… / It cannot be denied that…

Try not to follow all the thousands of other students.

Students spend too much time thinking of which tenses to use and what words to use. You can’t plan this. You need to review all topics for vocab and all grammar tenses and structures for flexibility. When you enter the exam, everything is fresh in your mind and you make choices depending on the topic and context. It’s better to review English and develop exam skills – rather than memorising sentences.

… the aforementioned arguments offer insights into vindications for the impression that…

Alright….. Thank you for your prompt reply

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My question is about starting the introduction with words like Nowadays….

Please can i start my conclusion like this?

Many students use this expression to start their essay. It is only suitable to use if the essay is about science and technology. It is overused and confusing for the reader if the topic is not science or technology. You don’t need any expression to start your introduction, just paragraph the essay question directly. Learn h