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Common Mistakes! - Common Mistakes!

There are a number of standard “phrases” required when writing a “Task Two” essay for the IELTS Writing Test, and candidates often use these incorrectly. There are a number of standard “phrases” required when writing a “Task Two” essay for the IELTS Writing Test, and candidates often use these incorrectly. For example, when introducing an opinion people often write, “In my opinion”, which is, of course, correct. But this introductory phase often gets written as “In my idea” or even “In my thinking”, which are far from correct. Aside from this, candidates often get mixed up and use incorrect word forms (for example, a noun rather than a verb, etc.) in their sentences. Below are a number of mistakes we’ve noticed in people’s writing. See if you can work out what needs correcting in each one. Then look at the Answer Key to see if you were correct or not.

Common Mistakes in Writing Task 2

Below are some extremely common mistakes made by candidates in their Writing Task 2 essays. Can you correct them?

1. In the present time

2. Due to globalization, we have western products in my country.

3. There are many problems in the social

4. The traffic is very jam

5. There are many drug addicted

6. People eat vegetables because it is good for their healthy

7. Living in the urban is very convenience. For example, books, clothes and etc.

8. In my idea

Now, check with the Answer Key.

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