A common challenge across ALL essay types for many IELTS learners is to get the SCOPE of the topic right.
Yet it matters a lot, because it will define the quality of their BRAINSTORMING, which in turn largely defines the TASK RESPONSE score they will be awarded.
So to raise your learners’ awareness of getting the scope right, give them a few topics, and ask them to EXTEND, or SHRINK them …twice. 😀
• the glass ceiling limiting women’s career opportunities
• the glass ceiling limiting women’s career opportunities IN EUROPE
• the glass ceiling limiting women’s career opportunities IN EUROPE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 35 AND 55
What else might be useful to help your IELTS students get a better task response band score?
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