IELTS Writing: Overviews Task 1

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Here is our latest podcast. It’s on overviews- an extremely important part of task 1. According to the Official Cambridge Guide to IELTS by Cullen, Jakeman and French “It is very important to give a one-sentence overview or summary of main trends in the chart of graph. You will not achieve a good Task Achievement score if your answer does not include an overview sentence”.

Overviews on Band Descriptors Public IELTS Band descriptors http://www.ielts.org

The Official Cambridge Guide to IELTS Student's Book with Answers with DVD-ROM The Official Cambridge Guide to IELTS Student’s Book with Answers with DVD-ROM

Cambridge IELTS 8 Self-study Pack  Official Examination Papers from University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations Cambridge IELTS 8 Self-study Pack Official Examination Papers from University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations

Cambridge IELTS 2 Self-study Pack Official Examination Papers from University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations Cambridge IELTS 2 Self-study Pack Official Examination Papers from University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations

Cambridge IELTS Self-study Pack Official Examination Papers from University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations Cambridge IELTS Self-study Pack Official Examination Papers from University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations

Match the overviews/sample answers to the questions:

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About Robert William McCaul (Roibeárd Liam Mac Cathmhaoil)

Polyglot & Language teacher & learner. I am interested in second language acquisition, phonology, language change, morphology, language revival, shift & maintenance, historical linguistics and multilingualism. I have aCELTA & DELTA & MaLing (currently at UCC, Ireland; previously at Brunel University, London & EIU, HCMC, Vietnam) & Cambridge and IELTS expert. Before teaching and writing, I worked as tour guide around continental Europe where I as able to use my French & Spanish and pick up Italian. I am a sometime Latin music DJ, Salsa instructor, Sean Nós singer and world traveller. I love people, finding out about things, conversation lover and I was, for a time, a bar top dancer in a club in mi querido Quito in Ecuador. I speak Irish, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Latin and a little bit of German, Greek and Vietnamese. I am currently studying Chinese. Other interests include: History, Human Rights, Global Politics, Economics, Latin America & South East Asian affairs, the Middle East, Africa (Especially West Africa) and History. Gaeilge: Tá suim agam i dteangeolaíocht, i ndátheangachas agus i nGaeilge. Language Shift/ Maintenance, Na Teangacha Rómánsacha, Athbheochan Teanga, Shealbhú (an dara) Teanga

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