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Video review of Week 4

In this video Freddie looks back over some of the highlights of this week and shares some tips on how to improve your writing.

Freddie starts by mentioning this week’s Facebook live broadcast, where the educators answered your questions on writing. He talks about the differences between formal, informal and neutral language in writing and recommends reading Paula’s letter to see an excellent example of informal style.

He mentions Milan Sarzik’s essay plan and advice on practising with answer sheets from Regis Froemming. You can download and print Task 1 answer sheets here and Task two answer sheets here.

Freddie talks about Camila’s fantastic tips for Task 2 and finishes with a reminder about our Facebook clinic in week 5. Join us there if you can!

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Booking a test

Now that you’ve completed the third week of this Understanding IELTS course, you may be thinking about registering for IELTS.

The British Council provides IELTS testing in more than 500 locations worldwide. To find your nearest test centre and book a test, visit this British Council IELTS booking site.

If you have any questions about booking the IELTS test or test locations, you can ask them in the comments below.

Coming up in Week 5

Next week we’ll be looking at the Reading test. If you want to get started straight away, go to the To do list for Week 5.

You can always use the To do icon at the top of the page to see what’s coming up or go back to previous weeks and catch up.

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