The IELTS Expert: IELTS Writing Task 2 - Academic & General
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The IELTS Expert: IELTS Writing Task 2 - Academic & General

An intensive course by former IELTS examiners showing you how to get Band 7.0 or higher in the IELTS Writing exam
4.5 (145 ratings)
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Created by Prepare for IELTS
Last updated 4/2020
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This course includes
  • 36.5 hours on-demand video
  • 167 downloadable resources
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What you'll learn
  • Students will learn the language and strategies they need to get Band 7.0 or higher in IELTS Writing Task 2 (Academic and General)
Requirements
  • Students with a current IELTS level of below 5.0 will find this course difficult in places
Description

**Please watch the PROMO VIDEO and videos in the INTRODUCTION before you buy this course. You can also watch SAMPLE VIDEOS from the course to help you decide if this is the right course for you.**

What is this course?

This course teaches you the VOCABULARY and GRAMMAR which are essential for a high band score. It also teaches you how to get a high score for COHERENCE AND COHESION and TASK RESPONSE.

It has been written by former IELTS examiners who know what you need to get BAND 7.0 or higher. The team at PREPARE FOR IELTS are all English native speakers. They have all taught IELTS for more than 16 years and they all have a Master’s Degree.

This IELTS Writing Task 2 course will help you prepare for both General and Academic IELTS exam.

What does it include?

  • PART 1 is CHOSEN BY YOU. It contains videos based on model answers to IELTS Writing Task 2 questions you have sent us. The videos show you how to answer the questions and explain 20 reasons why our model answers would impress the examiner.

  • PART 2 (IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS) has 60 videos which show you the language and strategies you need to get a high grade. Each video focuses on LEXICAL RESOURCE, GRAMMATICAL RANGE AND ACCURACY, COHERENCE AND COHESION or TASK RESPONSE for a particular model answer.

(We cannot guarantee that we will make a video on a question you send, but we will certainly try. PART 1 currently has 10 videos. Part 2 currently has 60 videos. We will add new videos regularly.)

What do you get?

· More than 70 videos written and presented by expert teachers who are IELTS specialists and former IELTS examiners.

· New videos added regularly

· Downloadable model answers from SECTION 1: Expert Analysis

· Downloadable PDFs on video lessons from Part 1: Chosen by You

· Downloadable practice exercises to help you learn

· IELTS specialists who will answer your IELTS queries quickly and well

**Please watch the PROMO VIDEO and videos in the INTRODUCTION before you buy this course. You can also watch SAMPLE VIDEOS from the course to help you decide if this is the right course for you.**

Who this course is for:
  • All students who expect to take the IELTS exam (Academic or General)
Course content
Expand all 120 lectures 36:35:26
+ Different question types
10 lectures 01:36:23
OPINION essays (1)
09:22
OPINION essays (2)
09:05
OPINION essays (3)
09:03
ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES essays
08:39
DISCUSSION + OPINION essays (1)
08:39
DISCUSSION + OPINION essays (2)
09:54
DISCUSSION + OPINION essays (3)
10:55
DISCUSSION essays
10:03
EXPLANATION + OPINION essays
10:48
+ Chosen by you!
35 lectures 14:20:13

TITLE; People doing dangerous sporting activities like scuba-diving and bungee-jumping should be responsible for their own safety. Rescue workers should not risk their lives to save people doing those sports. Do you agree or disagree?

Preview 26:43

TITLE: Students at school and university have to take too many tests and exams. These tests make it harder to teach and harder to learn and put students under unnecessary pressure. Is this a fair comment?

Exams (opinion)
16:51

TITLE: It is sometimes said that people who think only about themselves are happier because they get what they want. Others say that selfish people have no friends and are usually lonely. Why do you think some people act selfishly? Is it good to be selfish?

Selfishness (explanation + opinion)
16:05

TITLE: Our televisions, computer screens and streets are full of adverts for goods and services. Some experts say that advertising has a positive impact whereas others see it as dangerous. What is your opinion?

Advertising (opinion)
16:19

TITLE: Some experts say that the best sports stars, artists and scientists are born with great talent which other people do not have. Other experts say that any child can learn to be one of the best in these areas. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

Nature and nurture (discussion + opinion)
15:42

TITLE: When people commit serious crime in most countries, they are sent to prison. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this approach?

Prison (discussion)
17:10

TITLE: As more and more people move from one country to another, levels of racism have grown. Is it the responsibility of governments to tackle racism and, if it is, what should they do?

Racism (opinion + explanation)
18:13

TITLE: These days, more and more schools focus on science and social science subjects and choose not to teach children to sing, paint, sculpt, write creatively or dance. Should school-children study the arts?

Studying art at school (opinion)
19:03

TITLE: Many students struggle in class and do not leave school with good educational qualifications. Why do some pupils struggle? What do you think should be done to help students who find studying difficult?

Supporting weaker students (problems and solutions)
21:04

TITLE: In a response to the perceived threat of terrorism, security measures in many of the world’s major cities have been increased significantly in recent years. Do the benefits of having increased security outweigh the drawbacks?

Terrorism (opinion)
18:20

TITLE: Some people prefer to go on holiday with family or friends. Other people prefer to go on holiday alone. What are the advantages and disadvantages of these two options?

Travelling with friends (discussion)
15:49

TITLE: People listen to music for different reasons and at different times. Why is music important for many people?

Music (explanation)
21:18

TITLE: Who has the greater influence on the world: politicians or scientists?

Scientists and politicians (discussion + opinion)
21:47

TITLE: In some countries, children under 16 years old are not allowed by law to leave school and get full-time work. Is this a good or bad thing? Discuss your opinion.

Leaving school (discussion)
21:44

TITLE: For many, being allowed to say what you want without fear of punishment is a basic human right. Why do people believe in the freedom of speech? Will the huge technological changes affecting us make it easier or more difficult for citizens to enjoy freedom of speech?

Free speech (explanation + opinion)
23:12

TITLE: In some countries, schoolchildren wear a uniform. In others, they can wear whatever they want at school. What are the advantages and disadvantages of having school uniforms?

Preview 25:14

TITLE: There are many elderly people in the world. It is unfair that their families should be expected to look after them. This is the job of the state. Do you agree?

Elderly relatives (opinion)
30:41

TITLE: Many things which were done in the home by hand in the past are now done by machines. Does this development bring more advantages or disadvantages?

Labour-saving devices (opinion)
26:50

TITLE: In some countries, people prefer to rent a house to live in, while in other countries people prefer to buy their own house. Does renting a house have more advantages or disadvantages than buying a house?

Buying a house (opinion)
27:08

TITLE: These days, people seem to spend less time sleeping than in the past. What are the reasons for this change? Is it a positive or a negative development?

Sleep (explanation + opinion)
24:28

TITLE: As a country develops, more people are able to purchase a car. Do you think that the positives for the individual outweigh the negatives for the environment?

Cars (discussion + opinion)
30:21

TITLE: Cultures around the world today are more similar than they used to be. What are the reasons for this? Do you think it is a positive or negative development?

Different cultures (explanation + opinion)
32:40

TITLE: More and more people are using online language translation apps. Does this development have more advantages or disadvantages?

Translation apps (opinion)
35:55

TITLE: Some say that parents should encourage their children to take part in organized group activities in their spare time. Others say that it is important for children to learn how to occupy themselves on their own. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Organised activities for children (discussion + opinion)
34:38

TITLE: Memorizing facts is the most important way to succeed in education. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Memorisation (opinion)
31:04

TITLE: The media is increasingly interested in famous people who have ordinary backgrounds. Why do you think people want to find out about the lives of these famous individuals? Do you think this is a good thing?

Fascination with famous people (explanation + opinion)
34:52

TITLE: Some businesses now say that no one can smoke cigarettes in any of their offices. Some governments have banned smoking in all public places. Do you agree or disagree with this?

Smoking (opinion)
21:52

TITLE: Science can now help people to live to the age of a hundred or more. Some people view it in a positive light, but others believe it creates problems. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Old people (discussion + opinion)
22:16

TITLE: Many parents today pay for private tutors to teach their children after school hours. Do you think this is a positive or negative development?

Private tutors (opinion)
23:25

TITLE: At the present time, the population of some countries includes a relatively large number of young adults, compared with the number of older people. Do you think that the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages?

Young adults (opinion)
27:40

TITLE: Some people prefer to spend their lives doing the same things and avoiding change. Others, however, prefer to take risks and think that change is a positive thing. Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.

Change (Discussion + opinion)
26:04

TITLE: These days, in many countries, fewer people go to the cinema to watch movies than in the past. Why is this? Is it a good thing or a bad thing?

Cinema (explanation + opinion)
26:58

TITLE: More and more serious crimes seem to be committed each year. Some think that the death penalty is the best way to deal with this problem while other people think different measures are more likely to be successful. Discuss both options.

Death penalty (discussion)
32:22

TITLE: Many sports players advertise sports-related products. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this?

Endorsements (advantages and disadvantages)
29:58

TITLE: Some people say that protecting the environment is the government’s responsibility. Others believe that every individual should take responsibility for it. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Solving global warming (discussion + opinion)
26:27
+ IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS 1: The speed limit (opinion + discussion)
6 lectures 01:44:20
Lexical Resource (vocabulary) PART 1
16:48
Lexical Resource (vocabulary) PART 2
17:07
Grammatical Range and Accuracy PART 1
17:42
Grammatical Range and Accuracy PART 2
15:40
Coherence and Cohesion
19:52
Task Response
17:11
+ IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS 2: Online study (opinion + discussion)
6 lectures 01:33:49
Lexical Resource (vocabulary) PART 1
10:18
Lexical Resource (vocabulary) PART 2
14:56
Grammatical Range and Accuracy PART 1
18:28
Grammatical Range and Accuracy PART 2
19:57
Coherence and Cohesion
15:57
Task Response
14:13
+ IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS 3: Working from home (discussion)
6 lectures 01:34:06
Lexical Resource (vocabulary) PART 1
13:56
Lexical Resource (vocabulary) PART 2
16:01
Grammatical Range and Accuracy PART 1
14:19
Grammatical Range and Accuracy PART 2
14:53
Coherence and Cohesion
16:39
Task Response
18:18
+ IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS 4: Major sporting events (discussion)You will be able to use l
6 lectures 01:42:55
Lexical Resource (vocabulary) PART 1
19:51
Lexical Resource (vocabulary) PART 2
12:32
Grammatical Range and Accuracy PART 1
19:19
Grammatical Range and Accuracy PART 2
15:18
Coherence and Cohesion
18:37
Task Response
17:18
+ IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS 5: Holiday for workers (opinion)
6 lectures 01:31:14
Lexical Resource (vocabulary) PART 1
15:43
Lexical Resource (vocabulary) PART 2
09:57
Grammatical Range and Accuracy PART 1
21:44
Grammatical Range and Accuracy PART 2
11:11
Coherence and Cohesion
18:51
Task Response
13:48
+ IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS 6: Exploitation of the planet (opinion)
6 lectures 01:38:01
Lexical Resource (vocabulary) PART 1
19:34
Lexical Resource (vocabulary) PART 2
11:33
Grammatical Range and Accuracy PART 1
20:53
Grammatical Range and Accuracy PART 2
10:06
Coherence and Cohesion
19:34
Task Response
16:21
+ IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS 7: Alcohol (problems and solutions)
6 lectures 01:47:47
Lexical Resource (vocabulary) PART 1
16:22
Lexical Resource (vocabulary) PART 2
19:23
Grammatical Range and Accuracy PART 1
19:59
Grammatical Range and Accuracy PART 2
13:22
Coherence and Cohesion
18:48
Task Response
19:53
+ IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS 8: Garbage (problems and solutions)
6 lectures 01:51:56
Lexical Resource (vocabulary) PART 1
18:03
Lexical Resource (vocabulary) PART 2
18:36
Grammatical Range and Accuracy PART 1
17:30
Grammatical Range and Accuracy PART 2
19:17
Coherence and Cohesion
19:58
Task Response
18:32