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June 04, 2019


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So I got my results today.
IELTS academic

I was hoping to do PLAB, but need 7 for writing.
I think I was able to write a good answer.
Is it a good idea to ask for reassessment of writing part?

It cost more than half of the IELTS and results take about a month it seems.
I'm scared because I might get a lower score in speaking.


Yes, I think I would try the reassessment option if I were you. Let me know what happens if you do. Good luck!


Thanks for replying.
I'll apply as soon as I get the result sheet. I'll let you know how it goes.
You've been a great help in trying to improve my writing. Thanks for work you do.

Hi Simon
I have trouble with the blog's search engine. I don't what's wrong with it. Previously, i could type the key words and find relevant posts easily. But now it seems impossible. Whenever i search for something, the result is "not found". Now in order to find what i need, i have to scroll down all the time. And it is quite time-consuming. Does anyonr else face the same problem?


Use Google search.
Simon said it's far superior.
Enter the keyword followed by site:ielts-simom.com

Hi, Simon
I'm quite confused with the difference between 'be involved in' and 'be involved with'. In fact, I use 'be involved in' in most of the case, but 'be involved with' can also be replaced in those case and also has a correct meaning.


Do not fear or scare, please go for a reassessment. One of my friend (Sri Lanka) who had L8, w7, R7.5 S6.5. She got 7 for speaking after reassessing. I trust that you have a chance. Good luck!

On a recent holiday you lost a valuable item. Fortunately you have travel insurance to cover the cost of anything lost.
Write a letter to the manager of your insurance company. In your letter
• describe the item you lost
• explain how you lost it
• tell the insurance company what you would like them to do.

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing to claim the cost of my smartphone that I lost during my recent trip to Mumbai a week ago.

It was a Lenovo K8 note mobile phone with the model number of ABC123P, 5.5-inch screen, and a venom black color. The most distinguishing feature in this phone was my name ‘Vishaal’ embossed on the back cover with the silver colored fonts.

I vividly remember that I last called my mother through this phone when I was watching a movie called Bharat at Mumbai’s famous multiplex cinemas named Inox, which is located in the area called Dadar. When I came back to my hotel after the movie, I realized that my mobile phone is missing and since then I have not seen it until today.

As I purchased the travel insurance for this trip, I am entitled to claim the insured amount of my smartphone. I would like you to send me the relevant forms to fill my details and the guideline explaining the detailed procedure for processing the claim.

I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.

Yours faithfully,

Vishal Oza





in this phone -> on this phone

"When I came back to my hotel after the movie, I realized that my mobile phone is missing and since then I have not seen it until today."
-> was missing

As I purchased the travel insurance for this trip -> ...purchased travel insurance with your company for/covering this trip ..

"the relevant forms to fill my details" -> fill in (in American English 'fill out')

Thanks a lot cara!

You recently went on a business trip to another country and you faced an issue at the airport. Write a letter to the airport management and include
• what the details of your flight were (Indian Airlines, Vadodara to Canada, 25 May)
• what the problem at the airport was (Security persons were sleeping, I noticed some people were throwing the can on benches
• some suggestions for improvement (Strict rules, train the security)

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing to express my dissatisfaction with your service at Ahmedabad International Airport.

I was flying from Ahmedabad to Canada on 25th of May, 2019 for a business meeting through the Indian Airlines having the flight number of ABC123P. The flight was on time and confirmed to depart at 1.30 a.m from gate number 32.

I really felt disturbed when I saw some of your security persons were sleeping in working hours. This allowed some travelers to enter the flight departure area without any type of security check by jumping the queue, which was very difficult for me to believe possible at such a well-reputed airport.

I would highly recommend you to introduce a provision of a surprise inspection of your security service, especially during night hours, and assemble CCTV cameras on all security gates. This would certainly prevent your security people from doing the careless job.

I hope you will consider this matter seriously and take prompt actions to prevent this from happening in the future.

Yours faithfully,

Vishal Oza

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