This essay will discuss both sides and give an opinion at the end.

You are an angel – thank you so much for helping us to avoid hackneyed phrases!
Will you please advice what will be alternative sentences/phrases can be use instead these mentioned above?

With the development of science and modern technology…

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In the modern era, … / Since the dawn of time ….

This is a highly controversial issue.

It’s about perspective. One man’s kitsch is another man’s treasure. If I say an item is kitsch, it means those who like it are cultivated in exactly the wrong culture. Their culture is narrow, poor and ill-informed. Yet it may also be charming, a fine example of this narrow, poor culture which I nevertheless admire.


Please can i start my conclusion like this?

I also agree that we should use natural and easy-to-understand language. But maybe some examiner thinks some big words in the essay can demonstrate the variety of vocabulary. Actually that’s a superficial habit.

In summary, arguably as listed/mentioned/spelt above …

Hi Mam,
My concern to you is while writing conclusion in Academic writing Task 2,is it useful to say,”From aforementioned cases and argument,we come to know that…..” in this way is it the right way to express?

Thanks a lot this really helped me especially in creative writing:-)

Thank you for your numerous guidance. Please, may I ask for other alternative phrases for academic writing task 1 in providing an overview. I only know “OVERALL”. Please are there others as overall seems to be used most often by candidates?

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Having poor spelling with certainly be a problem for the criteria of vocabulary. You will need to practice writing essays and then review the spelling of all common vocabulary you use. Also consider getting one of my advanced writing task 2 lessons which explain in depth the techniques needed for a high score:

Hello Liz.Could we use In a nutshell in Writing Task1

Can we use While recapitulating or To recapitulate in the place of In conclusion, at the time of sum up of essay , pls respond
To recapitulate,
While recapitulating,

It is an informal idiom and not suitable for a formal essay.

Hi Liza
your teaching in this website is very useful.
Thank you very much
I am struggling to get 7 in Writing, so I thought and planed to use a prepared structure.
my spellings are the worst.
Can you please give your thoughts on that?