Beyond English: IELTS Writing Task 2
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Beyond English: IELTS Writing Task 2

Achieve a 7 or higher in IELTS Writing Task 2
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Created by Mark Smith
Last updated 9/2016
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 8 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand what the examiner is looking for in Writing Task 2
  • Use grammar to create complex sentences
  • Write more formally
  • Improve their IELTS Writing Score
  • Write structured answers for almost any Writing Task 2 question
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Requirements
  • Have at least a B1 Level of English
  • Watching our videos on Writing Task 1 may help (but not essential)
Description

This is one in a series of courses based on test preparation for the IELTS Academic exam. This part focuses on WRITING TASK 2. In this course you will find:

- Around 2 hours of lectures about Writing Task 2
- Over 57 PDF pages of Grammar and Vocabulary Exercises, and Practice Exam questions with tips and answers.
- Tuition from an experienced IELTS teacher from the UK
- A copy of the Band Descriptions for Writing Task 2 that the examiners uses to grade your paper
- Modal answers with explanations
- General advice on how to write organised answers and the Grammar and Language that the examiner is looking for.

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT FROM OTHER COURSES? - As you many have noticed, we have carefully made 57 extra pages of written Exercises and Tips. These documents fit in with the video lectures and contain more written answers and show you how and why we made them!

This course does not only give you advice and tell you what to do. We will also take exam questions, answer them with you and show you what the examiner is looking for. Take this course to improve your English Writing ability, prepare yourself for Writing Task 2 in the exam and get the score that you require to change your life.

Who is the target audience?
  • Students with at least a B1 Level of English.
  • Students looking to improve their Writing score from a 5-6 to a 7+
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Curriculum For This Course
11 Lectures
01:55:07
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Introduction
3 Lectures 24:47

This video is for people new to IELTS who are not familiar with the Structure of the IELTS test and Band Scoring Systems.

Preview 08:14

Introduction to IELTS - Quiz
7 questions

In this two-part video, we will start to look at the four things that examiner is looking for: Grammar, Lexical Resource, Cohesion and Coherence, and Task Response.

Writing Task 2: What the examiner is looking for (part 1)
08:24

In this two-part video, we will start to look at the four things that examiner is looking for: Grammar, Lexical Resource, Cohesion and Coherence, and Task Response.

Writing Task 2: What the examiner is looking for (part 2)
08:09

What the Examiner is Looking For - Quiz
14 questions
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Discussing Questions and Language
2 Lectures 26:47

IELTS Writing Task 2 is an Academic essay. In this video, we will start to look at types of questions you may find in the exam and the style of language you should be using.

Questions, Pronouns and Formality
12:32

Pronouns and Formality - Quiz
10 questions

In this detailed video, we will cover Subordinate Clauses and language needed to improve your Coherence and Cohesion school. After the video, there is a very detailed PDF documents with lots of tips and advice to help you use clauses and cohesive devices.

Cohesive Devices, Subordinate Clauses and Cause and Effect Language
14:15

Cohesive Devices, Subordinate Clauses and Cause and Effect Language - Quiz
9 questions
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Opinion Essays
3 Lectures 30:04

In these two video, we will discuss our first type of IELTS exam question: Agree and Disagree Questions. This includes structures and example answers with explanations.

Preview 09:03

In these two video, we will discuss our first type of IELTS exam question: Agree and Disagree Questions. This includes structures and example answers with explanations. After the video there is another example answer with explanation and practice questions.

Agree or Disagree Questions (part 2)
08:45

Agree or Disagree Questions - Quiz
12 questions

This video talks about another type of opinion essay: The Some People Think essay question. Once again, we will discuss structures and example answers. 

Some People Think Questions
12:16

Some People Think Questions - Quiz
8 questions
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Situation Essays
3 Lectures 33:29

Here, we will start to look at situation essay questions. This video will deal with Problem and Solution structures and example answers.

Problems, Cause and Solution Questions
13:46

Problem and Solution - Quiz
9 questions

Our fourth structure is the Advantages and Disadvantages question. This video will give you tips on how to build this essay and show you an example answer.

Advantages and Disadvantages Questions
09:54

In our final video, we will finish talking about Advantages and Disadvantages Questions. We will also discuss questions that don't seem to fit into the four types of essays we have discussed. In our final PDF, we will offer you tips on how you can these question and easily fit them to match one of our structures.

Advantages and Disadvantages Questions (Part 2)
09:49

Advantages and Disadvantages - Quiz
10 questions
About the Instructor
Mark Smith
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English Teacher

I am an English Teacher from the UK. I have been teaching for around 10 years. I specialize in Business English and IELTS training. I also speak Spanish, French and some Mandarin and Portuguese.

I was born in Birmingham, UK and studied Spanish, French and Portuguese at Sheffield University. I have lived and taught in many countries during my life including Guatemala, Honduras, France, Spain and China.

I have a Bachelors degree and over 160 Hours of ESL training. I have worked for one of the World's largest English training centers (Wall Street English). I am now the COO of Beyond English, a company specializing in IELTS and corporate English training.