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IELTS Writing words how to ensure accurate

IELTS writing, the students encountered difficulties in vocabulary, in addition to the strange words spoken before the issue is not expressed, another significant problem is the wording is not accurate. In teaching practice, I often find writing from the students a lot of words problems.
First offense: the wind is very popular part of speech mix
Students in vocabulary learning and memory, ignoring word part of speech is a very common phenomenon. Students only remember meaning, usage, and part of speech is not recorded, therefore, writing frequent phenomenon of indiscriminate use of parts of speech. A deeper reason is that English language has shaped the two obvious differences: English inflections and more changes in the Form of the changes caused by part of speech and meaning, while the Chinese is not inflected, if unskilled students to master English inflection of the law can not properly use the vocabulary source.
We look at these two sentences:
1. I am very happy.
2. Happiness is the pursuit of my life.
The former is an adjective, the latter is a noun, but from the Chinese point of view is the same shape, but the English are less different.
1. I am very happy.
2. Happiness is pursuit in my life.
Different parts of speech in English on the shape is different, and this is when the students remember the words to keep in mind that the meaning not only remember, not remember parts of speech, otherwise it may be “Happy is pursuit in my life.” Such a mistake .
Look at the following example:
Prolonged use of computers will affect the vision. (Verb)
Using computer for long time can affect eyesight.
Prolonged use of computers will have visual impact. (Noun)
Using computer for long time can make effect on eyesight.
  Second offense: Modified object does not match
This mistake is caused by our Chinese. Chinese words are usually very strong profile, a term that covers many aspects, such as “big” word, in our daily life is almost universal terms such as:
Grandpa – can refer to age;
Heavy rain – can be by degrees;
Big house – may be the area;
Large – may refer to quantity.
But the translation into English, then each of the “big” words are not corresponding to the same.
Grandpa – old men;
Rain – heavy rain;
Big house – big house;
Large – large amount.
Therefore, we find that English should be modified according to the different needs of the object corresponding to the different mix of students is also necessary to pay attention to aspects of writing. Remember the best word to see its English-English explanations, so that discrimination can be easy. Such as these three words: expand / extend / enlarge are “expanded” means, if you check the English-English explanation, namely:
expand = (to become larger in size, number, or amount, or to make sth. become larger);
extend = make (sth) longer or larger (in space or time);
enlarge = (cause sth to) become larger.
Modification gives the concrete object, so it is easy to distinguish between students. We can listen through the memory of what these three:
This photograph is too small, please enlarge it for me.
Please extend the deadline a few days.
The merchant wants to expand his business.
 Third offense: the meaning of words and Analysis under the meaning of the word
What is the meaning of word? Logical meaning is literally on top of the word. For example:
“I am a new Oriental teacher” means a higher level – the teacher (so) – educator – a man – the human – creature.
Hyponyms: logical meaning under the word.
New Oriental teachers – writing teacher – writing school teachers like to use the PPT.
Such as “see” the word usually translated in English as see, see is the word on the meaning of the word in English, very abstract, but “see” and “see” is different, we can look at the following Analysis of several plans.
This “look”, usually through the help of instruments and scientific purpose to go “look.” Usually use the word which is observed. Such as: The scientist will observe the movement of moon for two years.
Obviously this has contempt for the feelings of eye color, we will use despise or look down upon. Such as: I do not buy pirated DVD’s. I despise the people who sell it.
These bright and piercing eyes, staring at what is obviously necessary to use stare. Such as: It’s impolite to stare at a girl.
We will find that writing in the mood to analyze according to the specific use of which, the word which, in order to make the contents of the article is more vivid.
Similarly, sometimes the meaning of words can be of help in the writing of the role of replacement, such as IELTS exam has been the impact of computers on young people, resulting in candidates used a dozen times in the article “compute” to describe computer This will look and lack of lexical repetition. In fact, we can use the computer to replace it on the meaning of words, such as electric tools / invention to replace, or whose meaning of the word monitor, can avoid repeating the problem since. Read more…

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Improve your memory in IELTS exam essay writing

In IELTS writing, the first reaction of many candidates is the vocabulary that the larger vocabulary, IELTS writing score will naturally higher. The idea is that a grain of truth, we say, words like bricks to build houses, brick, the greater the number, the higher the greater the housing can take, on the contrary can only be estimated to erect a wall only. So many candidates would buy this vocabulary book, regarded as straw, crazy day and night back to the rapid increase in the shortest time vocabulary.
Accumulation of words, nothing wrong, but if only from A to Z blindly memorize vocabulary, it is a waste of time, consumption of energy and quite effective method of micro-, and the reason is: First, most people will give up halfway, forgotten behind the back the front, they are often the front part of the vocabulary book will be turned comparatively old, and later almost “off the beaten track”; Second, through the back of the book by the accumulation of vocabulary words, often only stay in the degree of cognitive or familiar, you want to writing, particularly writing in the IELTS exam and the proper use of thought of the possibility is very small.
Then, in the absence of sufficient vocabulary, how to overcome difficulties IELTS writing it? We summarized the eight-character principle: targeted, tackling the problem.
On the one hand, through the official IELTS writing model essays to understand and read, not difficult to find, IELTS writing may relate to the vocabulary is not endless, but the focus on education, social and environmental topics including the public, in the language, the more stressed the exact terms and changeable, rather than examine the professional and the difficulty of words, so when the candidates pro forma, in accordance with the terms of the sort related topics, either someone has tidied, it can be their own reading Pham Van extracted various topics out. IELTS writing these words with the closely related topic of context with the background, but also to be a reasonable classification, it will be forgotten relatively low utilization rates are higher. As for the topic in a few specialized vocabulary, it is recommended depending on time and capacity and capabilities, can be clear, there is no specialized vocabulary, IELTS writing can still get seven points.
On the other hand, IELTS exam essay writing and other like forms by examining the constraints, the evaluation itself there are some limitations. In other words, the examiner does not understand your true writing ability, or specific to the size of vocabulary, he could only a few hundred words under this article to the judge, so from the candidate’s point of view, the relatively limited vocabulary candidates as long as the article in the word “look rich” on it. Want to do this, Long Overseas Examination Centre Court candidates recommended to the following two methods:
First, the synonym conversion. Idea met a foreigner who understands Chinese, he and you are involved in the process of talking to the topic of money, he not only would say the Chinese yuan, the currency, also said that unity, the elderly head, and even Kong Fangxiong know, you He will feel a small amount of Chinese vocabulary it? Similarly, an IELTS essay, if you say “important” means that a high frequency, apart from the important, it also can be crucial, critical, vital, indispensable if the words come in handy, what reason for the examiner think your lack of vocabulary, of course, maybe you will have accumulated only a few written words appear only in the high-frequency, but the results have been achieved, is not it?
Second, the word utilize. Read some of the IELTS official Pham Van, you can see, a lot of words is not difficult, but with a very appropriate that he did not do it used, and this is the genius of the Pham Van. Vocabulary words on the one hand are the breadth of knowledge, but on the other hand is to grasp the depth of the vocabulary. Many words, we recognize, but not necessarily be used, such as the benefit of this word, It can do a lot of that benefit, advantage can also be a verb, transitive, said the … … benefit from the intransitive said … … benefit can also be derived from beneficial beneficiary benefit and beneficiary. So if something beneficial to express this meaning, the light with the benefit of the different uses of the word, we can have more than five of expression, not to mention the changes and synonyms sentence replaced. Moreover, the word has been perceived expansion of the usage, than the memory a new word in order to save time and effort, but need to do is usually encountered only when a record on.
In short, for the IELTS Writing Ye Hao, inadequate vocabulary, Ye Hao, candidates still need to improve the strength of a solid. At the same time, Long Overseas Examination Centre Court also suggested that candidates should be targeted strategically to prepare, especially in the case of pro forma limited time, but also to scientific and efficient manner, “the Brothers”, to be smart ” job of cutting wood. “

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