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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.
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At no time do I state that students should use “easy to understand” language. This article is about avoiding learned phrases. This rule applies to all students, even band 9 students.
Alright….. Thank you for your prompt reply
Don’t learn expressions !!! You can learn a linking word “In conclusion” but not more. All words that follow must be unique to yourself and not copied from a book.
f it is an informal letter, then it’s good to use contractions.
Thaks a lot liz. Please tell me if the words of essay exceed the 300, is there any negative marking for that? What should be the no of paragraphs in the essay? Is there any particular format of writing? Also tell me some tips to secure 7 bands please?
Please can i start my conclusion like this?
The speaking test is informal and the writing test is formal. The type of grammar you use will depend on what you are trying to say and the ideas you have. You will be marked on your selection of the right grammar forms in the right context. It is not so simple as “use X in writing and Y in speaking”.