Video: The aims of a conclusion

Narration: When writing a conclusion to your Task II essay, it is important to be clear about what you are trying to achieve. There are three main aims for writing a conclusion. You need to paraphrase your point of view on the topic. This does not mean that you should repeat what you have written, … Read more

Summary of this lesson

In this lesson you should have learned… the aims of a conclusion how to avoid the common errors made when writing a conclusion points to consider when writing a conclusion (vocabulary and style) how to include speculations and recommendations how to stay on topic how a conclusion fits into a model essay Now take the … Read more

Essential vocabulary for this lesson

To complete this lesson, you will need to know the following vocabulary. When you are sure you know all the words, continue to the next page. PARAPHRASE INTERACT POVERTY RESOLVE FAMILIARITY OPT SPECULATE ACCLIMATISE HUMANITARIAN RECOMMEND UNDERPRIVILEGED RECIPIENT INTEGRATE EMOTIVE DRAMATIC INFRINGEMENT CONSCRIPTION REGIME PERCEIVE RETAIN MIGRATE SEEK JUSTIFY

Aims of this lesson

By the end of this lesson, you will know: what the the aims of a conclusion are in Task 2 the common errors made when writing a conclusion and how to avoid them important points to consider when writing a conclusion (vocabulary and style) how to include speculations and recommendations in your conclusion how to … Read more

Model answer to the map

Here’s a model answer to the map: The diagram shows an area called Sunnyvale and its main features. There are 9 labelled landmarks on the map. Running from the northwest to the southeast is the main road. To the left of the main road, extending directly north to south is the railway track; the station … Read more

Describing a home

Now practice with the quick test below. Click the link below to get started!

Video: Vocabulary for diagrams – describing place

Narration: So to describe the North American home, we could start with The house can de divided into three clear parts; the garage area, the nested storey above the garage, and to the right of these is the ground floor section. In this sentence, notice that the vocabulary from the question has changed slightly. Home … Read more

Video: Vocabulary for diagrams – describing places

Narration: In both of the previous paragraph plans, we started our description by considering the shape of the house. Although this is not a label, it can be helpful to begin with an overview of the diagram as this allows us to talk about where the labeled parts are in relationship to the whole picture … Read more