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Does this structure fit the 3 IELTS essay types? 
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Can we write about both sides? 
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Looking After Health 
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Different Meaning of Coherence and Cohesion 
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Clarification of Discuss Two Opinion Type Essays 
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Worries over not knowing enough about the IELTS essay topics 
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IELTS Essay Paying for Retirement 
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Did I answer this IELTS essay question correctly? 
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Agree Disagree Type IELTS Essay Questions 
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IELTS Essay Time Management 
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What if an IELTS Essay does not fit a 'Type'? 
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Can you wear a Watch in the IELTS test? 
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Predicting my IELTS Writing Score 
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The Problem with Categorising Essays 
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Correct format for the essay on exam day 
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Why did I get a low IELTS Writing Band Score? 
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Using personal pronouns in an IELTS essay 
Can we use 'we', 'us' and 'our' in IELTS essays? is it okay to use we, us and our in writing task 2?

Understanding different types of IELTS essay questions  
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Grammar and vocabulary issues in an IELTS essay 
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How difficult to improve IELTS writing score from band 6 to 7? 
How difficult to improve writing score from band 6 to 7? Last time when I was preparing for IELTS, I went through this website information like tips, …

Improving coherency  
You know it seemed very easy to write essay at the first time when I’ve started writing task 2 however when I submitted my assignments to my tutor he told …

Developing good IELTS essay body paragraphs  
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Read about how I got an IELTS writing band 7 in one month 
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Problems with the IELTS essay topics 
Will my grade get lowered in IELTS writing for going off topic? Hello. I took the IELTS Academic today and I have some questions regarding the …

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IELTS writing word limits 
What if I exceed the maximum word limit? What will happen if, in writing, I exceed the words more than the maximum limit?

Structure of an IELTS Essay 
It is true that in ielts essay we need to follow this structure: - Introduction - thesis - first paragraph one argument as a task response + example …

Writing IELTS Essay Introductions and Conclusions 
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