IELTS learners often complain about not having enough (relevant) IDEAS to flesh out in their LETTERS and especially their ESSAYS.

Teaching them to use some kind of a ‘brainstorming device’, such as an ‘Angle ABC’ can help them generate more ideas.

However, we still need to draw their attention to the fact that many seemingly unrelated angles might be acceptable as long as they are logically reasoned for, while seemingly ‘obvious’ points that are not properly embedded into a co-text can also seem irrelevant.

The Angle ABC

• Artistic

• Biological or environmental

• Cognitive

• Developmental

• Economic

• Financial

Can you think of a typical academic ‘angle’ that starts with G, H, I, J?

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