Lesson 1 | How to identify key data

In the first lesson in this series, I focus on the key points that you need to identify on a line graph, bar chart & other chart types in your IELTS academic writing task 1. You are given lots of information in your writing task, so it can be confusing when you have to choose the most important features to write about in your report.

In this Change Over Time graph, I will show you how to identify a key point of data and what to do next.

Lesson 2 | Bar Charts

Bar Charts (pie charts, diagrams etc...) look a little different to Line Graphs and for some people, identifying the critical data points is more difficult. However, the same principles that you learned in lesson 1 (Line Graphs) still apply.

In this lesson, you will learn how to view and identify key data points by using a simple method of turning of bar chart into a line graph.

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Lesson 3 | Identifying Key Data Examples

In this lesson I will run through some real life examples of data & charts and show you how to identify the key points needed.

Lesson 4 | Describing Numbers

As part of your task 1 report, you have to include details such as numbers or amounts. There are many ways to describe numbers, either as a percentage (%), fractions (1/2), whole numbers, rounded numbers, precise numbers or even approximations.

In this lesson, we will look at all of the different ways you can use numbers to enhance your report writing skills.

Lesson 5 | Write a Report, Not an Essay

It is important to understand that for your Task 1, you are not writing an essay, you are writing a report. Reports need to be organised and logical and you should aim to keep it simple. Here we will review what you should be writing to complete your task efficiently and accurately.

Lesson 6 | How to Organise your Paragraphs

Let's take a look at what is important in your writing and how to organise the information in your report. How many paragraphs should I write? How many words do I need to write?

Learn to Keep It Simple!

Lesson 7 | Simple vs Compound Sentences

To score 7 or above in your IELTS writing, you need to use Complex Sentences. In this lesson, I am going to introduce you to both Simple and Compound sentences, which you need to understand and know how to use correctly before you can write a Complex sentence.

Simple and Compounds are relatively simple sentences, but they can also be confusing if you are not careful.

Lesson 8 | Compounds with FANBOYS

In this lesson, we will review how to create a Compound Sentence using the Coordinating Conjunctions (FANBOYS) For And Nor But Or Yet & So.

Remember that a Compound Sentence connects 2 simple sentences together, so each Clause must contain both a Subject and a Verb.

Lesson 9 | What is a Complex Sentence?

For band 7+ grammar, you need to be able to demonstrate that you can use Complex Sentences in your writing. A complex sentence is a chunk of language that includes either a subordinating conjunction OR a relative pronoun.

Learn more in this lesson and you will discover that they are not as complicated as you might think.

Lesson 10 | How to write a Complex Sentence

Learn how to create a Complex Sentence simply by adding subordinating conjunctions to a simple sentence structure to create a sentence that will increase your ability to score high marks in your exam and improve your overall English skills.

Lesson 11 | Writing a Complex Compound Sentence

If you can write a Compound Sentence and you can also write a Complex Sentence, then the next step is to combine both of these sentence types to create a Complex Compound Sentence.

Doing so is not as difficult as you imagine it will be.

Lesson 12 | Writing your Introduction

In this lesson, we will discuss the main skills and vocabulary you will need in order to write your introduction paragraph, including paraphrasing, inversion, passive voice & which verbs to use. i will also demonstrate writing a real introduction live.

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