The future tense can also indicate a present likelihood:

I just have a question that if we get a cue-card in speaking on a topic that we know very less or nothing, what to do? Like I was browsing your blog and I came across one cue card on lexicography, i did not know about it. Though, I know about it now, but if such situation arises, what do we say?

The future perfect can also express a past probability:

Like English, German can talk about future events in the present tense when the context is clear:

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I have not seen a cue card on lexicography. If you mean my video lesson, that was speaking part 1 which are basic questions about you – how often do you use dictionaries, why do you use them, are they useful etc. You will not get that topic for part 2. So, relax. You need to pay more attention to understanding the speaking test!!! See my main page and learn about topics:

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Hello Liz,
First of all, many thanks for this amazing website. I find it the best in aiding me with my IELTS test.
Secondly, I don’t think I understand the difference between Direct Essays and Cause-Solution ones. I mean, isn’t every Cause-Solution essay fundamentally a Direct one? ( and not vice versa of course)

Otherwise German uses the auxiliary verb "werden" with the infinitive:

What other factors contribute towards happiness?

I’ve only made three so far. I hope to make more later next year and at present I’m writing an ideas book for writing task 2 which should be ready in a couple of months 🙂

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An opinion essay is categorised by the fact that the only question is “do you agree or disagree?”. The direct question essay contains two or more questions to answer. However, both require an opinion. The catgorises are mainly used by teachers in order to teach – so don’t worry so much. Just follow the instructions.

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Hi Liz
Thank you for your sharing and teaching. I couldn’t find all of 5 essay types in your advanced course for purchasing!! I have seen Just 3 of them in your site. Is there any problem ?

Hello Liz. Thank you for all your free lessons.

Hi Liz
You are doing a commendable job. I always read your comments and they helped me lot to achieve 7.5 in Writing but unfortunately I lacked 0.5 in my Listening…so I will be resitting for exam.

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1. Some people think that the key to solving these issues is to have more sport …
2. Some people think that the key to solve these issues is to have more sport ….

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It is more important for a building to serve a purpose than to look beautiful. Architects shouldn’t worry about producing building as a work of art.

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Hello Liz,
I’ve a confusion about thesis statement. Can I write a phrase after stating my opinion (However,I also believe that) for adding more information in my thesis statement or I’ve to stick only I completely agree/disagree that ?