IELTS task 2 Discuss both sides

IELTS Discuss both views… (Writing task 2)

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An IELTS discuss both sides and give your opinion type question can be answered in this way. Above we have divided the writing into 4 paragraphs. There are many ways to organise this essay, but we find this format the simplest and most effective. Remember this template only applies to a “Discuss both sides” question. In the IELTS  you can be asked a number of different types of questions in writing task 2. We want to use this blog to help you learn English, please tell us in the

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Not an average English school :)

To celebrate the opening of our English school we ran a competition on Everest Language School’s Facebook page. We asked people to tag 3 friends who would like to learn English in Dublin, we then used an unconventional method to find out who would win our Samsung tablet. We climbed the Wicklow mountains and had a series of duck races to decide who would win. After 5 rounds and a few lost duck, Sook-Ja won and we will be posting her a new Samsung tablet. We will be running a

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Grammar: If or Whether

Learn English Grammar: If or Whether
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IELTS Writing Task 2

Discuss both these points of view and give your own opinion.

In the IELTS exam you are given two academic texts to write. Task 1 is very technical (describing processes, trends, charts, tables, graphs, etc.), task 2 is more based on your opinion and deals with more abstract topics (health, sport, cultures, media, etc.)

In task two you can be asked to “discuss both these points of view and give your own opinion.” While there are many ways to complete this task, we believe that the format below will help you achieve

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Thanks for all the conversation!

We want to say a big THANK YOU to all of you for coming to Everest Language Projects’ Conversation Circles last night. We were so delighted to see so many of your beautiful faces smiling and chatting in English!

Because it was our first event we would really like to hear if you enjoyed yourself, and what you thought about

1. The venue
2. The activity
3. The atmosphere at the event
4. Whether or not you would like to come to another Everest event?

We would also be delighted to get any feedback (good or

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Conditional Tenses in English

There are FOUR conditional tenses in English.

We will start by looking at the ZERO conditional

Structure: IF + PRESENT SIMPLE, … PRESENT SIMPLE

Example: If water reaches 0 degrees, it freezes

If I drink gin, I cry!

We use the zero conditional to describe things that are always true (i.e. there are NO(or zero!) special conditions necessary in order for the second part of the clause to happen.

Think of the zero conditional as FACT or RELIABLE REALITY. As we move towards the FIRST,

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First Everest Party

What’s happening? Everest Language Projects Conversation Circles!

Who are Everest Language Projects?  A group of English Language teachers who have started a project to organise social events for English Language learners around Dublin. They have developed fun activities, similar to the games you play in class, that will help you to improve your fluency in a fun social environment. And once the activities are finished, we will all stay, listen to some music, have a chat and a drink and dance the night away!

How will the event be organised?

It starts at 8pm.

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Article use in English – a/an, the or zero article

Those are the basic rules…
now some advanced points for definite and indefinite articles:

Classes (formal):  The tiger is threatened with extinction.

To name a work by an artist: My mother found a  Salvador Dali in the attic.

National groups: The Irish are known to be great writers and drinkers.

In measurements ‘a/an’ can be used instead of ‘per’: If petrol costs €1 a litre and your car is travelling at 50 miles  an hour,  how much will it cost to drive for 10 miles?

Some plural political/music/other groups:

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