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oh. i see. thank you and have a nice day Simon. !!!

Thanks for your advice. I have a IELTS test this Saturday. Hope that i will have my expected score. Have a nice day, Simon.

I have confuion plz simon help me.abt opinnionor disscussion essay??QUESTION is
Home schooling belongs to past and is unacceptable in modern society. To what extent you agree or disagree?
Like if I follow simon e book he says it's opinion essay I should pick one sidve either agree or disagree not to mention both side.
On other hand in target band seven both sides are described and opinion is given at the end they took it as discussion+ opinion essay
I am very much confuse about that. And also if question ask only (do you agree ) wat kind of essay it is? For example
Ecological balance is impossible to archive when technological progress constantly ruins our environment. Do you agree?
Please help me these two confusions .I know your too busy to answer my email but your help will be highly appreciated
Thanks

Plz simon coment asap as my exam is on sat im will very much thankful to you

Hi Saba,

I can try to answer your question if you do not mind.

When the question is asking 'do you agree or disagree?' , it is entirely up to you to choose. You can completely agree or disagree if you have a strong opinion (one side of the argument). Alternatively, you can partly agree (two sides of the argument).

For me to answer your first topic:
Home schooling is acceptable and compliant with law these days. To a large extent, I think schooling is very beneficial to children in many ways. However, in some special circumstances, children have to be educated at home and this should not be inhibited by law.
Then you can carry on to discuss both sides of the views (partly agree)

To answer your second essay:
It is true that some technological developments have a detrimental impact on our environment due to irresponsible behaviour conducted by some manufactories or firms. I think that maintaining a balanced ecological system can be achievable if individuals and organisations take accountability for our environment. (Completely disagree)

When the question is asking you to discuss both views and give your opinion, you must to say both sides of the argument (one opinion each paragraph).

Hope this will help and good luck with your test

I think saba asked a gd question , even i have this confusion .

Is there any different between these 2 question

(1)Do you agree or disagree

(2)To what extend do agree or disagree

second type the question able to give partial answer , how about the first type .

Simon , would be helpful if you answer for mine or saba's question.

Saba both of your essays examples are opinion essay questions. Look at these two links

http://ielts-simon.com/ielts-help-and-english-pr/2014/12/ielts-writing-task-2-wild-animals-topic.html

http://ielts-simon.com/ielts-help-and-english-pr/2014/12/ielts-writing-task-2-agree-disagree-or-partly-agree.html

Thank you for your guides.

I have a question for writing.Advantage and disadvantage question types mandatory to mention example.

It is obviously right!

I struggled to get higher score in writing part, and had no idea why my score was not hother than 5.5.

However, after studying with simon's ebook and well-organized essays provided on this website help me improve in wrting part A LOT!

Thank you indeed Simon ;)

Ashik,

No it's never mandatory to mention an example. There are other ways to explain your ideas, but examples can be really helpful.

...

Susie,

No problem, I'm glad my lessons are helping you!

Dear Mr Simone,
Yesterday I did a writing practice test in the British council of Cairo. Although I implemented all strategies you told us, for example, the conclusion; NO any new ideas, I just repeated
vocabulary; use simple not uncommon words
grammar; do not over use linking word

I found they blamed me for those ideas?!
When I did correlation of their feedback with the public band description I think that I would NOT EXCEED band 6
I am sorry I am a little bit confused, could you tell me what can I do?

Health experts claim that walking is one of the best ways to keep good health,but less and less people walking in daily life.What are the reason and how to encourage people to walk more?

Over the recent years many study has shown that walking often is one of the best things which people could do to improve their health,however, nowadays people walk less than ever before.This essay will look at some reasons of decrease in walking habits among people and will suggest some measures how to stimulate people to walk more.

On one hand,the main reason why people walking less could be linked to the human's dependency on rapidly resources such as cars.In the last two decades the world has seen an enormous development in the car industry.The advancement of the car industry has changed the way people live and walk.Furthermore,many countries are a car countries,because walking has come to be widely viewed as a slow,tiresome,old-fashioned way to get around.For example,people now drive to work,drive to the grocery store,drive children to school instead of walking by foot.They seem to be dependent on the car and do not have time for a walk.

On the other hand,people could be stimulate to walk on several ways.Firstly,councils need to provide safe and accessible pedestrian facilities to accommodate all pedestrians,including those with mobility difficulties.Because,people need to feel that walking is a safe and pleasant way to get from home to shop,from work to shop or from cinema to home.If walking feel like a dangerous activity,as they very often do now,no one want to walk.
Secondly,every parents should be role models and encourage children for walking.For example,if parents go to walk every day,their children are sure to follow parents.Something as simple as a walk in the morning oe evening is enough to impact a children or push them to stay active and walk.

In conclusion,while many health professionals argue that the best way for living healthy life is walking more often,however,I think that less and less people choose to walk as their daily facility and I also think that governments as well as parents could encourage and promote walking.

If someone could check my essay I would be very grateful for that:)

Hi Simon sir!!

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Health experts claim that walking is one of the best ways to keep good health,but less and less people walking...
<p>Health experts claim that walking is one of the best ways to keep good health,but less and less people walking in daily life.What are the reason and how to encourage people to walk more?</p>

<p>Over the recent years many study has shown that walking often is one of the best things which people could do to improve their health,however, nowadays people walk less than ever before.This essay will look at some reasons of decrease in walking habits among people and will suggest some measures how to stimulate people to walk more.</p>

<p>On one hand,the main reason why people walking less could be linked to the human&#39;s dependency on rapidly resources such as cars.In the last two decades the world has seen an enormous development in the car industry.The advancement of the car industry has changed the way people live and walk.Furthermore,many countries are a car countries,because walking has come to be widely viewed as a slow,tiresome,old-fashioned way to get around.For example,people now drive to work,drive to the grocery store,drive children to school instead of walking by foot.They seem to be dependent on the car and do not have time for a walk.</p>

<p>On the other hand,people could be stimulate to walk on several ways.Firstly,councils need to provide safe and accessible pedestrian facilities to accommodate all pedestrians,including those with mobility difficulties.Because,people need to feel that walking is a safe and pleasant way to get from home to shop,from work to shop or from cinema to home.If walking feel like a dangerous activity,as they very often do now,no one want to walk.<br />
Secondly,every parents should be role models and encourage children for walking.For example,if parents go to walk every day,their children are sure to follow parents.Something as simple as a walk in the morning oe evening is enough to impact a children or push them to stay active and walk.</p>

<p>In conclusion,while many health professionals argue that the best way for living healthy life is walking more often,however,I think that less and less people choose to walk as their daily facility and I also think that governments as well as parents could encourage and promote walking.</p>

<p>If someone could check my essay I would be very grateful for that:)</p>



Ahmed commented on 'IELTS Writing Task 2: the keys to a high score'

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Ahmed


Dear Mr Simone, Yesterday I did a writing practice test in the British council of Cairo. Although I implemented all...
<p>Dear Mr Simone,<br />
Yesterday I did a writing practice test in the British council of Cairo. Although I implemented all strategies you told us, for example, the conclusion; NO any new ideas, I just repeated<br />
vocabulary; use simple not uncommon words <br />
grammar; do not over use linking word</p>

<p>I found they blamed me for those ideas?!<br />
When I did correlation of their feedback with the public band description I think that I would NOT EXCEED band 6<br />
I am sorry I am a little bit confused, could you tell me what can I do?<br />
<br />
</p>



Simon commented on 'IELTS Writing Task 2: the keys to a high score'

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Simon


Ashik, No it's never mandatory to mention an example. There are other ways to explain your ideas, but examples can...
<p>Ashik,</p>

<p>No it&#39;s never mandatory to mention an example. There are other ways to explain your ideas, but examples can be really helpful.</p>

<p>...</p>

<p>Susie,</p>

<p>No problem, I&#39;m glad my lessons are helping you!</p>



Susie commented on 'IELTS Writing Task 2: the keys to a high score'

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Susie


It is obviously right! I struggled to get higher score in writing part, and had no idea why my score...
<p>It is obviously right!</p>

<p>I struggled to get higher score in writing part, and had no idea why my score was not hother than 5.5.</p>

<p>However, after studying with simon&#39;s ebook and well-organized essays provided on this website help me improve in wrting part A LOT!</p>

<p>Thank you indeed Simon ;)</p>



Ashik commented on 'IELTS Writing Task 2: the keys to a high score'

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Ashik
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I have a question for writing.Advantage and disadvantage question types mandatory to mention example.
<p>I have a question for writing.Advantage and disadvantage question types mandatory to mention example. </p>



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Thank you for your guides.
<p>Thank you for your guides.</p>



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Saba both of your essays examples are opinion essay questions. Look at these two links http://ielts-simon.com/ielts-help-and-english-pr/2014/12/ielts-writing-task-2-wild-animals-topic.html http://ielts-simon.com/ielts-help-and-english-pr/2014/12/ielts-writing-task-2-agree-disagree-or-partly-agree.html
<p>Saba both of your essays examples are opinion essay questions. Look at these two links</p>

<p><a href="http://ielts-simon.com/ielts-help-and-english-pr/2014/12/ielts-writing-task-2-wild-animals-topic.html" rel="nofollow">http://ielts-simon.com/ielts-help-and-english-pr/2014/12/ielts-writing-task-2-wild-animals-topic.html</a></p>

<p><a href="http://ielts-simon.com/ielts-help-and-english-pr/2014/12/ielts-writing-task-2-agree-disagree-or-partly-agree.html" rel="nofollow">http://ielts-simon.com/ielts-help-and-english-pr/2014/12/ielts-writing-task-2-agree-disagree-or-partly-agree.html</a></p>



Andrew commented on 'IELTS Writing Task 2: the keys to a high score'

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I think saba asked a gd question , even i have this confusion . Is there any different between these...
<p>I think saba asked a gd question , even i have this confusion . </p>

<p>Is there any different between these 2 question </p>

<p>(1)Do you agree or disagree </p>

<p>(2)To what extend do agree or disagree </p>

<p>second type the question able to give partial answer , how about the first type . </p>

<p>Simon , would be helpful if you answer for mine or saba&#39;s question. </p>



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Hi Saba, I can try to answer your question if you do not mind. When the question is asking 'do...
<p>Hi Saba,</p>

<p>I can try to answer your question if you do not mind.</p>

<p>When the question is asking &#39;do you agree or disagree?&#39; , it is entirely up to you to choose. You can completely agree or disagree if you have a strong opinion (one side of the argument). Alternatively, you can partly agree (two sides of the argument). </p>

<p>For me to answer your first topic:<br />
Home schooling is acceptable and compliant with law these days. To a large extent, I think schooling is very beneficial to children in many ways. However, in some special circumstances, children have to be educated at home and this should not be inhibited by law. <br />
Then you can carry on to discuss both sides of the views (partly agree)</p>

<p>To answer your second essay:<br />
It is true that some technological developments have a detrimental impact on our environment due to irresponsible behaviour conducted by some manufactories or firms. I think that maintaining a balanced ecological system can be achievable if individuals and organisations take accountability for our environment. (Completely disagree)</p>

<p>When the question is asking you to discuss both views and give your opinion, you must to say both sides of the argument (one opinion each paragraph). </p>

<p>Hope this will help and good luck with your test</p>



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saba


Plz simon coment asap as my exam is on sat im will very much thankful to you
<p>Plz simon coment asap as my exam is on sat im will very much thankful to you</p>



saba commented on 'IELTS Writing Task 2: the keys to a high score'

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saba


I have confuion plz simon help me.abt opinnionor disscussion essay??QUESTION is Home schooling belongs to past and is unacceptable in...
<p>I have confuion plz simon help me.abt opinnionor disscussion essay??QUESTION is<br />
Home schooling belongs to past and is unacceptable in modern society. To what extent you agree or disagree?<br />
Like if I follow simon e book he says it&#39;s opinion essay I should pick one sidve either agree or disagree not to mention both side.<br />
On other hand in target band seven both sides are described and opinion is given at the end they took it as discussion+ opinion essay <br />
I am very much confuse about that. And also if question ask only (do you agree ) wat kind of essay it is? For example<br />
Ecological balance is impossible to archive when technological progress constantly ruins our environment. Do you agree?<br />
Please help me these two confusions .I know your too busy to answer my email but your help will be highly appreciated<br />
Thanks</p>



Mi commented on 'IELTS Writing Task 2: the keys to a high score'

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Mi


Thanks for your advice. I have a IELTS test this Saturday. Hope that i will have my expected score. Have...
<p>Thanks for your advice. I have a IELTS test this Saturday. Hope that i will have my expected score. Have a nice day, Simon.</p>



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Dong Nguyen


oh. i see. thank you and have a nice day Simon. !!!
<p>oh. i see. thank you and have a nice day Simon. !!!</p>


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