IELTS Task 2 Advanced Grammar Course
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IELTS Task 2 Advanced Grammar Course

Learn the complex grammatical structures needed to score 7.0 in IELTS Task 2 essay writing
4.8 (7 ratings)
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Created by Natasha Gwilliam
Last updated 10/2019
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This course includes
  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • 18 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • In this course, you will learn and practise the 10 most common grammar structures you need to know to score 6.5 or 7.0 in IELTS Task 2 writing.
Requirements
  • You need to be at band score 5.5 or 6.0 to get the most out of this course.
Description

Do you know which verb tense you should be using when writing essays?

Do you wonder if you are using the right complex structures in order to score 7.0 in IELTS writing?

Do you know when to use 'a/an' and when to use 'the' before nouns?

Do you know sophisticated ways to connect your sentences together?

If you need a 6.5 or higher in IELTS Writing and you answered "no" to the above questions, then this is the right course for you!

You don't need to spend months working your way through a grammar book. All you need to know is the most commonly used grammatical structures in IELTS essay writing, and then you can just spend focused time on practising those.

In this course, I teach you the most commonly used grammatical structures in Task 2 essay writing. There are videos for each grammar point as well as detailed notes of everything I teach in the videos, which you can download and keep for your reference. There are also practice exercises for every grammar point that is covered using examples from band 9 IELTS model essays.

This is designed as a companion course to my other course, 'How to write an IELTS Task 2 essay that scores 6.5 or 7.0. I encourage you to enrol in that course if you are unsure of the overall structure that you should use for the different essay types in Task 2 writing. However, you can still just enrol in this course as a stand-alone course if you only need to work on your grammar.

Who this course is for:
  • Students who need 6.5 or higher in IELTS writing
Course content
Expand all 18 lectures 04:13:22
+ The five most common verb tenses used in IELTS Task 2 writing
6 lectures 40:27

In this video I introduce you to the five common verb tenses that you will use in IELTS Task 2 writing. Don't forget to download the notes with the practice exercises. This set of notes contains all of the notes for the five videos in this section.

Preview 00:53

In this lecture, you will learn when to use the present simple tense in your essay writing. Don't forget to download the notes with the practice exercises.

Preview 04:54

In this lecture, you will learn when to use the hypothetical past tense in your essay writing. Don't forget to download the notes with the practice exercises.

Preview 11:15

In this lecture, you will learn when to use the present perfect tense in your essay writing. Don't forget to download the notes with the practice exercises.

Preview 04:28

In this lecture, you will learn when to use the present continuous tense in your essay writing. Don't forget to download the notes with the practice exercises.

The Present Continuous
05:24

In this lecture, you will learn when to use the gerund -ing verb form in your essay writing. This is probably the most common structure that students get wrong so pay attention! Don't forget to download the notes with the practice exercises.

The Gerund -ing Form
13:33
+ How to Structure Complex Noun Phrases
1 lecture 13:02

In this lecture, you will learn how to write long, complex noun phrases. You will know which words can go before a noun and which phrases must follow a noun. You will also have a better understanding of how to choose the correct article for the noun and how to check subject-verb agreement. Don't forget to download the notes with the practice exercises.

Complex Noun Phrases
13:02
+ How to Write Defining Relative Clauses
1 lecture 16:54

In this lecture, you will learn why you should use defining relative clauses to improve your score and how to form them correctly.Don't forget to download the notes with the practice exercises.

How to Write Defining Relative Clauses
16:54
+ How to write complex reduced -ed and -ing clauses
1 lecture 11:30

In this lesson, you will learn how to write complex structures that will increase your band score! Don't forget to download the notes with the practice exercises.

How to write sophisticated reduced clauses like a native speaker
11:30
+ How to use non-defining relative clauses to add supporting evidence
2 lectures 29:17

In this lesson, you will learn one of the most common complex structure that native speakers use when writing body paragraphs! Don't forget to download the notes with the practice exercises.

How to use non-defining relative clauses to add supporting evidence
17:22

In this lesson, you will learn how write complex structures just like a native speaker that will increase your band score! Don't forget to download the notes with the practice exercises.

How to use reduced -ing and -ed clauses to add variety to your writing
11:55
+ How to use linking words to create cohesion and coherence in your essays
3 lectures 57:47

In this lesson, you will learn some of the most commonly used words and phrases to link your ideas together in your body paragraphs. It is these types of words that will give you that high band score! Don't forget to download the notes with the practice exercises.

Linking words that show reason and result
30:26

In this lesson, you will learn some of the best phrases to use to score highly in your introductions and conclusions! Don't forget to download the notes with the practice exercises.

Linking words that show concession and contraexpectation
16:57

In this lesson, you will learn which words and phrases to use to signal contrast and that you are giving more information. Don't forget to download the notes with the practice exercises.

Linking words that signal contrast and add extra information
10:24
+ When to use the passive in IELTS essay writing
1 lecture 17:56
When to use the passive in IELTS essay writing
17:56
+ How to use Zero, First and Second Conditional Sentences in your essays
1 lecture 18:03
How to use Zero, First and Second Conditional Sentences in your essays
18:03
+ When to use 'a/an' or 'the' before nouns
1 lecture 35:50

In this lesson, you will tackle one of the hardest grammar points in writing- when to use articles! Don't forget to download the notes and practice exercises.

When to use 'a/an' or 'the' before nouns in Task 2 essays
35:50
+ The number 1 word to create cohesion in your essays
1 lecture 12:36

In this lesson, you will use how to use 'this/these' to make your essay cohesive. Don't forget to download the notes with the practice exercises.

How to use 'this' in Task 2 essays correctly to create cohesion and coherence.
12:36