Ways to improve your writing skills for IELTS. When we talk or think about IELTS preparation or developing writing skills, at the same time several issues come to our mind, for instance, knowledge of grammar, vocabulary, collocation, and so on. Such thinking makes our minds more complex, and that’s why we couldn’t focus on our goals effectively. Eventually, it would be hard to fix the schedule to move forward in attaining the desired writing skills.
Start writing daily basis (like Blog/Diary/Newspaper):
In my opinion, Writing skills couldn’t be developed overnight, it is the thing that can be earned through having enormous practice. If you would be able to write daily basis on any topic, that would be great and radical improvement might be seen within just a month.
Keep reading English books/magazines:
Reading habits can play an enormous role in increasing writing skills. Although many scholars believe that it is inevitable as a life skill. Through reading habits, you may develop Skimming and scanning skills together. Now the question is raised how this habit will help us? Isn’t it?
When you read any topic, you should focus on the structure of the sentence, and how each sentence is formed as per grammatical structures like complex, and compound. whilst you start following, then it will work like magic. After passing few days following the same things, you would be able to produce many sentences without taking any help from others. In addition, it develops knowledge on specific topics also.
Think in English:
Whatever you are observing or seeing happen in front of you, just convert those things into English sentences inside your mind. Eventually, you can see the impact of doing this shortly. When you will start to think about any issue, several words may be danced into your mind. You have to choose the right words to form the right sentences. This process might be gained through practice, practice, and practice.
Targeting local language:
No one will say you, to do this. But I highly recommend this to follow. This is entirely natural that you understand better natural language. You could learn new English words by knowing their meaning of that in the local language. If you target 20 or 30 words every day to enrich your vocabulary level, at the same time you should focus on the local meaning of those words.
I have just recalled one quote from Nelson Mandela — “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.”.
So, going ahead with targeting the local meaning of foreign words will be very significant.
Apply Sentence Connectors in your writing:
I would say, using connectors in a sentence is an art that navigates the direction and clear meaning.
It is used to link large groups of words and phrases and sentences. You can also use them to connect paragraphs to give them coherence and cohesion.
- HOWEVER: This library has the best collection of books. However, their staff is quite rude.
- IN CONTRAST: The price of chicks has gone up this month. In contrast, meat prices look to be stagnating.
- NEVERTHELESS: I was in so much pain I didn’t want to get up in the morning. Nevertheless, I went to football practice as usual.
- NONETHELESS: I don’t think Sean has serious behavioral problems. Nonetheless, I’ll talk to him first thing in the morning.
- YET: I’ve asked you a thousand times not to leave your dirty socks on the floor. Yet, you keep doing it.
- ON THE OTHER HAND: England has the best language schools. On the other hand, it has the worst weather.
- BY COMPARISON: Going out with Jim has its risks. By comparison, being with Tim is as easy as falling off a log.
- ON THE CONTRARY: I don’t hate Jim. On the contrary, I’m rather fond of him.
- INSTEAD: I didn’t want to take a side in the argument. Instead, I put my headphones on and listened to some smooth jazz.
- IN ANY CASE: I was thinking of going round Jim’s place. In any case, I haven’t been invited.
- ALL THE SAME: Yes, he’s very good-looking. All the same, I don’t think you should go out with him.
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