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July 10, 2019


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sir , lesson is awesome .I am following your website from many years .Sir, I expect more content in your lesson .It is very short.You have ocean of knowledge about IELTS and can produce most unique lessons.We always visit your website and see what you have written.But I feel that you have to give more contents and practice exercise for students.I want to be number one choice of every student and most of the students should come and write comments.I do not want to see this website less preference for ielts candidates.I do want to know that every body should name this website while talking with their friends and teachers.Of course your name also.You are so talented.So, I would like to see comments of many students here not comments of only 2 or 3 students.I know it is your style but I request you to give more contents in a lesson.Many websites have used your materials to teach ielts to their students because of awesome materials and some professions also take your name because you are excellent.Thank you sir.I hope you will consider it.

sorry, it should be like "I want to see the number one choice of every students".


If you start studying from some years backthere are more than enough materials to learn from. I started from 2013.
Only downside is the arrangement of the site, an issue with the blogspot, if you select a label then you have to read from the post on the bottom and then continue up. ( from oldest to new)
This happens only if you select a specific label. Else you could just come from old one to the next.

Sir, we have to do task 2 questions from Cambridge 14 also.So, here are questions:
1)Some people believe that it is best to accept a bad situation, such as an unsatisfactory job or shortage of money. Others argue that it is better to try and improve such situations.
Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
2)Some people say that the main environmental problem of our time is the loss of particular species of plants and animals. Others say that there are more important environmental problems.
Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
3)Some people say that music is a good way of bringing people of different cultures and ages together.
To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?
4)Nowadays many people choose to be self-employed, rather than to work for a company or organisation. Why might this be the case? What could be the disadvantages of being self-employed?

Food travels thousands of miles from farm to consumers. some people believe we should buy food from the local farmer to protect the environment and help the local business. Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages.

It is argued that people ought to purchase food grown in their countries in order to support the environment and many local businesses. While this is advantageous as this would boost the country’s economy, I think that the disadvantage of the rise in the cost of food items is more significant.

When citizens buy food from the local farmers, the income of their state will increase dramatically. This is because not only farmers but also sellers and distributors of food products will earn large sums of money due to the rise in the number of customers, and thus they would pay more tax to the government. Per a recent business survey, for example, about 15% of India’s economy depends on the local business of food products, such as vegetables, grains, tea, and others. However, I feel this benefit is less significant as people can earn higher profit by selling locally produced food to western countries, and this will also grow their country’s economy.

One of the potential drawbacks of men and women buying food from the farmers of their areas is the substantial rise in the cost of many food products. That is to say, the demand for such consumable items will increase significantly as a greater number of citizens will consume these products, which often leads to the shortage and hence hike in the rates of food items. In India, for instance, the price of cow milk has increased by 12% since 2017 due to the fact that its consumption has been on the rise now for over two years. I, therefore, think that this drawback is more challenging as it will cause poor people to suffer from starvation.

In conclusion, although the national economy will grow as people eat food which is grown in their countries, I would argue that the negative of the boost in the price of food clearly outweighs any or all positives.

Vishaal ,
I think task is demanding that advantage is more than disadvantage .But you are saying that disadvantage is more significant which is opposite of task requirement.
Another point I have to say that you should write 2 distinct points/specific points for advantages and one point for disadvantage or you can write also 3 distinct points for advantages and 2 points for disadvantage which you have to explain and support with examples.This means that you have to fully develop your ideas otherwise TR score will be low.

I am not expert , but I think you have to do like this.

Thanks for your positive words Pachu!


"Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?". Surely we can answer yes or no to this question, agree or disagree.

OMG! I see my respected sir has said very remarkable words.I have not thought that Simon sir will write for me.I am very lucky today that Simon sir said something.Thank you so much sir.I always love you sir.

Respected sir, the link for "common IELTS writing topics" here ( https://ielts-simon.com/ielts-help-and-english-pr/2011/02/ielts-advice-you-need-ideas-and-opinions.html ) is down. Kindly renew or update this link. Thankyou in anticipation.


Try this link:


Hey! can you give some examples explaining the ideas in both ways? I just wanted to the difference .

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