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As a young adult leaves high school and looks toward the future, among the first choices he has to make is what to do with his first year as a graduate. Should he work and earn money to fund further education; or travel and gain life experience; or maintain the momentum of his studies and get a university degree more quickly, thereby preparing for his future earlier? While all of these options are worth considering, I would advise a young person to take his "gap year" and travel, not only in order to gain life experience, which would help his studies and his employment opportunities later on, but also because it will help him appreciate his fortunate position of having that choice to begin with.

How many sentences make up the above paragraph?

As a young adult leaves high school and looks toward the future, among the first choices he has to make is what to do with his first year as a graduate. Should he work and earn money to fund further education; or travel and gain life experience; or maintain the momentum of his studies and get a university degree more quickly, thereby preparing for his future earlier? While all of these options are worth considering, I would advise a young person to take his "gap year" and travel, not only in order to gain life experience, which would help his studies and his employment opportunities later on, but also because it will help him appreciate his fortunate position of having that choice to begin with.

Having only the above introduction as a clue, what is the topic of this essay?

As a young adult leaves high school and looks toward the future, among the first choices he has to make is what to do with his first year as a graduate. Should he work and earn money to fund further education; or travel and gain life experience; or maintain the momentum of his studies and go to university in the fall to earn his degree more quickly, thereby preparing for his future earlier? While all of these options are worth considering, I would advise a young person to take his "gap year" and travel, not only in order to gain life experience, which would help his studies and his employment opportunities later on, but also because it will help him appreciate his fortunate position of having that choice to begin with.

Having only the above introduction as a clue, what is the question this essay deals with?

As a young adult leaves high school and looks toward the future, among the first choices he has to make is what to do with his first year as a graduate. Should he work and earn money to fund further education; or travel and gain life experience; or maintain the momentum of his studies and get a university degree more quickly, thereby preparing for his future earlier? While all of these options are worth considering, I would advise a young person to take his "gap year" and travel, not only in order to gain life experience, which would help his studies and his employment opportunities later on, but also because it will help him appreciate his fortunate position of having that choice to begin with.

Besides making a choice, what else might this task be asking you to do?

As a young adult leaves high school and looks toward the future, among the first choices he has to make is what to do with his first year as a graduate. Should he work and earn money to fund further education; or travel and gain life experience; or maintain the momentum of his studies and get a university degree more quickly, thereby preparing for his future earlier? While all of these options are worth considering, I would advise a young person to take his "gap year" and travel, not only in order to gain life experience, which would help his studies and his employment opportunities later on, but also because it will help him appreciate his fortunate position of having that choice to begin with.

Having only the above introduction as a clue, what is the writer's opinion?

As a young adult leaves high school and looks toward the future, among the first choices he has to make is what to do with his first year as a graduate. Should he work and earn money to fund further education; or travel and gain life experience; or maintain the momentum of his studies and get a university degree more quickly, thereby preparing for his future earlier? While all of these options are worth considering, I would advise a young person to take his "gap year" and travel, not only in order to gain life experience, which would help his studies and his employment opportunities later on, but also because it will help him appreciate his fortunate position of having that choice to begin with.

Having only the above introduction as a clue, what are the writer's main reasons for the opinion expressed?

Before you write an introduction paragraph, you should:

How long should your introduction paragraph be?

Which sentence should be the most general?

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388 Comments on “IELTS & TOEFL Writing Task 2 – The Introduction”

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Thank you 4 your leson.

Monday, October 7th 2013

    Hi Adam!
    Thank you for this lesson ,your accent is very clear and definite.I have weakness of writting I need more examples ,but from the beginning
    (topic)to the end (conclusion).
    can you give you tips?

    Tuesday, October 29th 2013

      Can you give me tips?

      Tuesday, October 29th 2013

      hi adam thank you for your lesson how to analyze if the topic consists 7 and above lines

      Thursday, October 26th 2017

Adam !! Thank you very much for this lesson, as you said the writing section as well as the speaking section of the TOEFL exam are the most difficult areas, but now I have a new strategy to improve my writing skills !! I look forward to seeing your next video.

Monday, October 7th 2013

    Thumbs up!

    Tuesday, October 8th 2013

Thanks Adam for the lesson we waiting the punctuation lesson

Monday, October 7th 2013

    Hi Hesham,

    I think it might take a little while, but it’s coming.

    Sunday, October 20th 2013


      post task 1 and 2 both in details as soon as possible, please.

      Saturday, October 26th 2013

      hi Adam, great to hear from you about IELTS, waiting for more!

      Sunday, November 10th 2013

      Hi Adam how can i learn vocabulary without forgetting

      Saturday, March 1st 2014

      Hi Adam,
      I really like the way how you explain the writing section. It is very hard to organize my thoughts and I do not know what to do. I am trying to write introductions for now to make myself understand what to write, still it is not easy. Do you have any suggestions? Most teachers say “Just practice, practice ” how to practice if I do not know what to write? ))) Also, what word I need to focus on in the following topic? I mean for introduction, ” People attend college or university for many different reasons”. So I need to start writing the essay about reasons or attendance? I am confused, please help!!! Thank you!!!

      Wednesday, April 16th 2014

      Hi, how are you?) I would like to give some questions..You mentioned that before writing an essay we should first of all make a plan, so what plan mainly and are there some important things in order to take them into consideration while writing that plan?

      Friday, May 2nd 2014

      hi adam!can you please upload also a video about the writing task 2 after the introduction?should it be 2 paragraphs too just like what you taught in the writing task 1?thank you!your videos have been very helpful :) God bless you!

      Saturday, November 28th 2015

Thanks for your lesson.

Monday, October 7th 2013

Hi Adam, I have a question. You said “split this up”, could you tell me if I must take the translation for this, which according to Google is :To divide something, literally? Thanks!

Monday, October 7th 2013

    Hello Moloko, hope thing’s been doing great!

    To ski (something) up is a phrasal verb, and here are some of the possible meanings, some of which, you might know…

    1. (tr) to separate out into parts; divide

    2. (intr) to become separated or parted through disagreement they split up after years of marriage

    3. to break down or be capable of being broken down into constituent parts I have split up the question into three parts

    Hope that helps..

    Tuesday, October 8th 2013

      Hello Moloko, hope things have been doing great!
      To split* (something) up is a phrasal verb, and here are some of the possible meanings, some of which, you might know…
      1. (tr) to separate out into parts; divide
      2. (intr) to become separated or parted through disagreement they split up after years of marriage
      3. to break down or be capable of being broken down into constituent parts I have split up the question into three parts
      Hope that helps..
      P.S.: SORRY ABOUT THE “TYPO” automatic keyboard makes me get embarrassed sometimes!

      Tuesday, October 8th 2013

      Great, thanks a lot for this explanation! See you around! :D

      Tuesday, October 8th 2013

        You bet!

        Wednesday, October 9th 2013

    Hi Moloko,

    Thalinho gave a good explanation. Mostly when we split something up, we break it down into smaller parts that are easier to work with or that might appear simpler.

    Hope that helps as well.

    Sunday, October 20th 2013

      Course it does, thanks Adam!

      Monday, October 21st 2013

I won’t be able to take TOEFL and IELTS, but I’m interested in them. I was surprised! I have to write essay, haven’t I? Really hard for me. The quiz, too.
But It is good for me to study English. Thank you, Adam :D

Monday, October 7th 2013

Thank you very much

Monday, October 7th 2013

Very good point, Adam!
Thank you

Monday, October 7th 2013

Awesome lesson!!!

Monday, October 7th 2013

I get 89 points, I mean I need more practice to make a essay. Thank you Adam for your videos. It helps, motivates and supports to me to be better in my process to be a good English teacher.

Monday, October 7th 2013

    I feel like a native-speaker, Adam! Won’t you stop rocking? HAHA Good job, man. I have no idea why, but you make everything complex seem to be simple. Shame you are not in Brazil! =/

    Tuesday, October 8th 2013

      maybe one day :)

      Sunday, October 20th 2013


Tuesday, October 8th 2013

thank you adam

Tuesday, October 8th 2013

thanks for your lesson but i want to ask you question .before mothers help I put thanks for or thanks to.

Tuesday, October 8th 2013

    Hi Heba,

    If you are giving credit to someone for their help, then you say ‘thanks to…’. If you are actually expressing gratitude to someone, you would say ‘thanks for (whatever you are thankful for).

    Does that help?

    Sunday, October 20th 2013

      thanks sir

      Monday, December 9th 2013

I feel like a native-speaker, Adam! Won’t you stop rocking? HAHA Good job, man. I have no idea why, but you make everything complex seem to be simple. Shame you are not in Brazil! =/

Tuesday, October 8th 2013

Thank you Adam..

Tuesday, October 8th 2013

These words always trying to pull the wool over my eyes, but after Adam’s class I won’t get fooled again!

Tuesday, October 8th 2013

oops, I’ve forgotten it: “words ARE always…”. Such a trick language :D

Tuesday, October 8th 2013

Thanks for the lesson Adam! I have a special request, could you please make a video class on the difference between where to use a noun as an adjective and where to use “of” like for instance “success of a project” or “project success”, I guess it can only be mastered with practice and experience but still it seems a bit confusing to me at times so I would be very grateful if you gave some basics on this topic, thank you very much!

Tuesday, October 8th 2013

    Hi Ludmilaz,

    I’m not sure I completely understand the question; ‘of’ the way you used it in the example is a preposition of possession. So you would want to use a possessive adjective. With a noun, that simply means adding ‘s to the noun to show possession, the “the project’s success depends on his contribution.” Project’s is now a possessive adjective just like ‘his’ (possessive pronoun).

    Does that help at all?

    Sunday, October 20th 2013

      Ok Adam thank you for this detailed explanation but what if there’s no “S” with an apostrophe on the end and the noun still goes like an attributive like for example “project success” or even “exclamation mark” where the word “exclamation is without “s” and plays the role of attribute? Thanks a lot!

      Monday, October 21st 2013


Tuesday, October 8th 2013

Sorry to say I noticed an error:
the first sentence (which should be indented, by the way) of the paragraph in the first example should be “… one of life’s *MOST* difficult choices.”

Tuesday, October 8th 2013

    Hi Mauro,

    Actually, it’s not an error. I could say ‘most’ in this case, but saying ‘it’s one of life’s more difficult decisions’ means that it is very difficult. We make decisions every day, and some are more difficult than others. I understand what you’re saying, but this is a form of speech/writing that is acceptable.

    As for the indent, that too is a choice. You can indent or you can skip lines between paragraphs. Just don’t do both. actually, in formal writing, many style guides want the first paragraph to be flush to the margin to indicate that a new section is starting).

    Hope that helps.

    Sunday, October 20th 2013

Great job Adam, we like you all!

Tuesday, October 8th 2013

hello adam i really liked the video
but i have a question pleese
in the first example you have used due to the fact …..
cauld we use thank’s to the fact…..

Tuesday, October 8th 2013

    Hi Wisdomboy,

    I’m afraid you can’t. You can say thanks to (something, someone, some event), but only due to (the fact).

    Hope that helps.

    Sunday, October 20th 2013

Thank you coach!

Tuesday, October 8th 2013

Excellent work Adam.

Tuesday, October 8th 2013

Thanks Adam for the such usefull lesson!!! Look forward for the new classes from u!! Best regards from Belarus!!!)))

Tuesday, October 8th 2013

Thank you Adam for very helpful lesson and challenging quiz.

Tuesday, October 8th 2013

Dear Mr. Adam,
I would like to thank you very much regarding above lesson ,really you are a great teacher.
I have one question:
Are you handling writing correction services for IELTS essays?

If yes, let me know to figure out this matter.

Thank you in advance.


Tuesday, October 8th 2013

    Hi Yahya,

    I’m actually in the process of building my website for IELTS and TOEFL writing help. I will be offering this service through my site. I hope to be up and running next month. I’ll let you know.

    Sunday, October 20th 2013

      I would like to have the link too!
      Thanks in advance!

      Tuesday, January 21st 2014

thanks for the exercise

Tuesday, October 8th 2013

thank you for helpful

Tuesday, October 8th 2013

Thank you very much, Adam!

Tuesday, October 8th 2013

Thank You Adam

Tuesday, October 8th 2013

Thank you so much, teacher Adam! I’m a beginner, but I’m happy because I understood everything, even if you’ve talked a bit faster. :)

Tuesday, October 8th 2013

    You’re a BEGINNER who understood EVERYTHING… Not bad o.o

    Thursday, October 10th 2013

    Glad to hear. It’ll get easier and easier. :)

    Sunday, October 20th 2013

      I would like to speak with the same ease with which I can listen.
      I live in Rome and until now I haven’t had many opportunities to speak English, but as of this week I’ll have to teach swimming to a 6 year old child. He’s from Australia and he speaks only English. For the teaching of swimming, I need to short and simple sentences to explain quickly what I mean…
      It’s not easy! But I’m glad to put into practice what you’ve taught me! :)

      Monday, October 21st 2013

        hi dory you are doing your best.Whatever it be you are initiating a step towards learning English whatever the circumstances be.

        Friday, March 18th 2016

    no way, you can’t be a beginner. I have never seen any beginners who can possibly speak English like you. Anyway, you’re not bad at all.

    Friday, September 26th 2014

Thanks Adam: 3/10 Thumbs down for me

Tuesday, October 8th 2013

    Keep trying dude

    Thursday, October 10th 2013

Hello Adam..Thank you for interesting lesson,which help me very much to improve my poor english.

Wednesday, October 9th 2013

Wow man!!!, you’ve done it again. The paragraph lesson was fantastic, with this one you’ve matched that top level, awesome!. Now a question, It happens to me often that I write an essay and I’m not satisfied with my writing when it’s finished. I mean I find it too simple, but at the same time I don’t feel enough confidence to try a more complex writing. What would you recommend? I know, practice, but would you risk when it’s exam time?.

Thanks for the lessons, I’m always expecting your masterpieces, specially your advanced lessons.


Wednesday, October 9th 2013

    Hi Carlos,

    If you’re writing an exam, then yes, risk it. Make sure you get the ideas across first, but keep in mind that part of the scoring is focused on sentence variety and vocab choice. If it’s too simple you won’t get the top scores.
    Having said that, if your comment is a good sample of your writing ability then I don’t think you need to worry too much. :)

    Sunday, October 20th 2013

Hi Adam. Very important topic for me! Thank you.

Wednesday, October 9th 2013

Is understanding this makes me a good writer?I got 6 out of 9.I know writing is one of my weakness and i have to work on it.Thanks Adam for the great topic

Wednesday, October 9th 2013

    Hi Waligaa,

    Keep writing. Understanding this is only half the way to success. Keep it up. :)

    Sunday, October 20th 2013

thank you so much

Wednesday, October 9th 2013

Thank you very much for your sharing. please make more IELTS lessons.

Wednesday, October 9th 2013

I understood very well your lesson and I got 100 at the quiz, even though I am not going to prepare for IELTS or TOEFL. But… I was this summer in Rome, Italy, and I tried to speak in English. I am sorry to say it, but I barely recalled any simple word. Maybe I really have to write some essays to get into using vocabulary.
Thank you for your lesson!

Wednesday, October 9th 2013

    writing is a language all its own, Arinamg. It can only help to use it.

    Sunday, October 20th 2013

Thank you Adam, really this lesson is great…

Wednesday, October 9th 2013

Adam, in my opinion you’re very professional. Thanks for the lesson. I got 8 correct out of 9.

Every single time that I’m doing this sort of tests (challenging ones), once I’m done, (even when getting high scores) there’s always an uncomfortable thought of “distrust” in myself. What could I do to stop feeling this way? It’s nerve-wracking.

Cheers from Venezuela.

Thursday, October 10th 2013

    Hi Snider,

    One way is to have a native speaker give you feedback on your writing. But, if you’re getting high scores, that should be a confidence booster in itself. One last thing is after you write your piece (at home), don’t look at it for a couple of days. then check it again with fresh eyes. You might start trusting yourself then.

    Good luck :)

    Sunday, October 20th 2013

      Better than I was expecting, thanks! I’m working on it.
      Could you do something about the following…?

      In Venezuela, when someone has finished off high school, it’s a “Bachelor”. But it looks like the word Bachelor in American English, is used when someone has finished off University instead. So, when talking about these terms (Bachelor or Degrees in the diverse world of professionalism…) I dare to say that a lot of people get confused in Latin America, because we don’t know how you NORMALLY use them.
      I’m still in college looking for a Degree in English, but how should I call myself properly in academic terms? (We don’t have native American teachers over here)

      South America would apreciate if you make a class about it to clear all the doubts.

      Thanks for all =)

      Wednesday, October 23rd 2013

Thank you for the lesson. A little difficult for the begining, but I try…And the quiz 78 points (7 correct out of 9), because or due on the fact that I haven’t a great vocabulary. :-) ! Cheers from Romania

Thursday, October 10th 2013

Thank you for the lesson, Mr Adam !

Friday, October 11th 2013

Thanks lot

Saturday, October 12th 2013

Thank you for the lesson

Saturday, October 12th 2013

thanks alot adam for your lesson

Saturday, October 12th 2013

Tnanks i gote many benefit for u

Sunday, October 13th 2013

Thank you! I got 9/9, but I know I must improve.

Sunday, October 13th 2013

Thank you very much

Sunday, October 13th 2013


Sunday, October 13th 2013

great teaching,Thanks a lot

Monday, October 14th 2013

8/9 thank you very very much . it contributes to my essey.

Monday, October 14th 2013

4 correct out of 9.
:( I wasn’t good in school, specially for essay analytic question…

Tuesday, October 15th 2013

    Don’t worry BianLei! Do the same like me! I read the text more than one times for to understand the question. And I start to do the lesson only when I know the exactly means I need to do.
    Other thing is that I watch the video more than one too. And I repeat out louder for to practice and improve my English.
    I don’t if I’m very excelent in my English, but I have to practice and You have to practice day by day…
    If you would like to talk with skype this is my account: cris.sp.brasil. Add me and we can study and practice together.
    See you!!!

    Tuesday, October 15th 2013

      Thanks for your advice. :) I will download a Skype. :)

      Wednesday, October 16th 2013

        You’re welcome!!! I’m going to wait your invitation. I was surfing in your website and I really liked your photos. Title “Freedom love peace” Excellent sound and method of interactions with the photos. I’ve never ever seen it before! Great job and beautifull photos!

        Wednesday, October 16th 2013

Hi Adam!!! I’ve got 8 out of 9 !!! Tks for your help! Excelent class!!!

Tuesday, October 15th 2013

Hi Adam
Thank you, it is very useful

Tuesday, October 15th 2013

Thank you

Wednesday, October 16th 2013

8 correct out of 9.

Wednesday, October 16th 2013

Thank you Adam. Very interesting

Wednesday, October 16th 2013

Your teaching is very interesting and easy to understand.
Thanks a lot. :)

Friday, October 18th 2013

thnx for the lesson, can you put some light on PTE acad..writting and listening section please.

Friday, October 18th 2013

    Hi Jaspreet,

    I’ve never taught the Pearson test, but I assume the strategies are pretty similar.
    If I can get my hands on some samples I’ll be able to figure it out and get back to you.

    Sunday, October 20th 2013

Thank you Adam.i’m looking forward to your next episode.

Saturday, October 19th 2013

Adam, I have one question, at least for now. :)

I often see people who write something like this:

“In chromium and firefox i’ve faster scrolling when i use pure cpu power on a 9500GT vs E7500@2.93GHz.”

It’s about “I’ve” because it’s contracted, and this isn’t any of perfect times. I’ve seen many of those, even “I’m”, for example:

Are you doing it?
Yes, I’m.

Is that possible to use contractions in that way, or it has to be a full word?

Besides, thanks for the hint with “pizza”, you know the “t+s” sound. :)

Sunday, October 20th 2013

    Okay, so “I’ve” is short for “I have”, and it is perfectly okay to say “I have faster scrolling…”. However, shortening it to “I’ve” is a feature of British English specifically.

    A North American English speaker might say “I have the next day off” or “I’ve got the next day off”. A British English speaker could also say, “I’ve the next day off.”

    Sunday, October 20th 2013

    Hi Morfik,

    What the moderator has written is true. I will add, though, that when it comes to online writing, especially forums, everybody takes shortcuts as long as they’re understood. Should you use it in everyday speech or writing? nope.
    (btw (by the way), your last line should begin with ‘anyway’, not ‘besides’ :) )

    Sunday, October 20th 2013

Thanks everyone :)

Sunday, October 20th 2013

I Just Wanted 2 Say Hi . :)

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013

I was wondering if you can provide a lesson about how to write a case study

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013

Hi Adam, have you thought to finish your essay cycle with one conclusion lesson and when we will expect that lesson?
Thank you for all your effort.

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013

thanks alot Mr.Adam for your lesson

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013

Thanks Adam :)

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013

thank you very much for your lessons,I find them helpful and interesting …

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013

I got 7 correct out of 9.
I like your lesson :-D very useful. Thank you great teacher Adam :)

Friday, October 25th 2013

now where did this star coming from., ha ha, thanks mate you really helped me out, and especially with that he/she thing, i am used to it, i guess its high time since i stopped, with IELTS being round the corner, oh yeah tomorrow., btw no offence, glad that you are here and not into hollywood, seriously man you could make a good actor.. compliment. :) bless you.

Friday, October 25th 2013

I want to study in USA. I decided to take TOEFL course. But some people told me that I could take IELTS course. Because IELTS easier than TOEFL. Now I wonder if I take IELTS exam will I able to study any USA University? Please help me.

Saturday, October 26th 2013

    ask uni where you wanna study

    Sunday, November 17th 2013

Thanks Adam…Please keep going and make more videos regard to writing task.

Sunday, October 27th 2013

Thanks a lot. Your lesssons are very helpful. I am looking forward to logging in on your own website soon.

Tuesday, October 29th 2013

Thanks Adam :)

Tuesday, October 29th 2013

Hello Mr.Adam :)
Thanks for this video, I took 69 in its quiz :3
I am aiming to do a TOEFL test.

Thursday, October 31st 2013

Hi Adam,
Very good video! Tks!
Could u help me in how to determine the topic in a question? Like giving another examples.
For example:
“Why do people attend college or university?”
What is the topic?
For me the topic is exactly the question…=/

Friday, November 1st 2013

Dear Adam ,

Hope that video if i have send any official mail in to the client and office same grammar mistake so kindly advice

Friday, November 1st 2013

hey adam,
i m so impressed with your teaching skills.i mean you make thinks so simpler.Hats off to you man.:)

Sunday, November 3rd 2013


Sunday, November 3rd 2013

I got 10/10. This lesson is very useful for me. Thanks!

Tuesday, November 5th 2013

thumbs up :)

Thursday, November 7th 2013


Friday, November 8th 2013

many thanks for you , this lesson very helpful

Saturday, November 9th 2013

Yeap! very good instructor

Saturday, November 9th 2013

Hi Adam
I thank you for writing video.
It is very attractive and comprehensive.
I hope you provide numerous of this useful video.
It conform to educational topic completely.
Thank you

Saturday, November 9th 2013

This is a helpful lessen. Thank you so much. Now I clearly know that a introduction paragraph should include topic, question, opinion and reason within 3-5 sentences.

Wednesday, November 13th 2013

Thanks 44%

Friday, November 15th 2013

Thank you. The lesson is very useful!

Friday, November 15th 2013

it was interesting thanks a lot :)

Friday, November 15th 2013

Thank you Adam for tips and tricks :)
When we are doing body paragraph and conclusion?
All the best

Sunday, November 17th 2013

actually , i liked the quiz. It is very interesting ,beneficial and fruitful .

Thursday, November 21st 2013

nice lesson

Thursday, November 21st 2013

my point is 89! :) I hope that i’ll write better from now.

Friday, November 22nd 2013

Hi Adam, first of all thank you very much for your contribution, It means a lot to me to have this priceless materials. I have a question: Could we use “one” in stead of “he” or “she” and in that case would it be better or worse? Thanks a lot!

Saturday, November 23rd 2013

    I think, in all languages we can use he or any male pronoun to refer to males including females.
    Also, it was clear from the lesson that since your beginning-as a candidate- you are the one who can decide He or She, it is in your hands.
    -From what I all gather I agree with you in using one which already refers to the narrator.

    Saturday, December 28th 2013

hi.. Everyone!! Do u know There’s actually a word for the day after
tomorrow — Overmorrow.
(see) thefreedictionary

Tuesday, November 26th 2013

Excellent lesson!. Thank you, for your knowledge.

Thursday, November 28th 2013


Monday, December 9th 2013

Hi Adam,
thank you for this lesson. Please can you give me some details about the word therby

Saturday, December 14th 2013

Excellent teacher :) thank you Adam
Could you please teach about the Body and Conclusion for IELTS Task 2. It helps a lot. You make everything amazing and simple. I like the way you are teaching.

Wishes you Warm Xmas and Happy New Year.


Monday, December 23rd 2013

Thank you so much for this video, Adam. I’ve always found it difficult to write both the introduction and the conclusion. This is very good advice.

Friday, December 27th 2013

Thank you Adam for this useful lesson. It’s really interesting.

Saturday, December 28th 2013

I am preparing for the TOEFL test and your video is of gret help. I am studying my BA in TEFL in colombia and the Ministry of Education requires all students to hold a C1 level certificate so that he can graduate.

Million thanks for yoour video. I’ll keep watching.

Monday, December 30th 2013

I have watched this lesson twice and I will do it for the third time. NICE job.

Monday, December 30th 2013

Hi Adam, thanks a lot for your excellent lessons. Just wondering if I can use “one” instead of she or he as you said

Wednesday, January 1st 2014

thank you for this lesson i think my week always in the reading i just take 5 out 9 depressed but it’s fine i will watch again video

Thursday, January 2nd 2014

Adam, ielts-blog.com has suggested some sample essays with the phrase “Both the advantages and disadvantages of this topic will be analyzed before a reasoned conclusion is reached” in the first paragraph. What is your opinion? Don’t you think that it is too vague and memorized? I like to write phrases like this but I am wondering if it could get lower mark.

Thursday, January 2nd 2014

Thank you Adam, you’re a great teacher. I am still not so clear about planning the introduction paragraph. Can u give us some tips?

Friday, January 3rd 2014

Thanks. I wish I could be as wonderful as you. It takes time.

Friday, January 10th 2014

Hi Adam, very helpful tutorial. The method which you described about introduction paragraph is good. Now I got some suggestion to prepare nice paragraph for my IELTS exam. Thanks for it

Saturday, January 11th 2014

thanks Adam
It was very beneficial lesson for me
and i feel happy to have 7 out of 9 correct answers in the quiz

Sunday, January 19th 2014

thanks a lot!
your lessons always are very useful!
i’m preparing First CErtificate, but I think is quite similar.

Monday, January 20th 2014

hi adam i just watch your videos and it really helps me. Hi guys is someone out there want to be my speaking buddy? :)

Tuesday, January 21st 2014

Hi Adam,
nyc yh i got 7 correct out of 9 yh buh i was so confused in this test .
buh i did nyc thnx adam

Tuesday, January 28th 2014

Hi Adam,
I am confusing about the question4, i don’t know why the answer is ‘dicuss the positives and negatives of a gap year.” I disagree with “discuss the negatives of the gap year.” I think the introduction shows that the author are going to write the benifits of ” a gap year”, if there are something negatively about “the gap year’,then he cannot prove his point of view.

Tuesday, January 28th 2014

Thank you Adam,
I really enjoyed this lesson. you do your job very well

Saturday, February 1st 2014

thanks sir adam ,i am facing such a problem to load their site ,cant able to search your all topics which are related to any teacher .

Saturday, February 1st 2014

Hi Adam ,

Thank you very much for this video. Really helpful for me .

Sunday, February 2nd 2014

hello Alex,
its an understatement that you are all marvelous for my ilks of freshers in English learning.

About now, after my first attempt of Band & average, i feel i need to improve my writing and speaking more and will be very grateful if you and the Marvelous Crew can oversee my skills for me as my date gets closer.cheers

Tuesday, February 4th 2014

Hello Alex,
am deeply fascinated with your efforts and the rest of the crew over here,Engvid!!you are all masters!
will it be okay by you if i run some of my writing practices by you before my short resit date?
maybe i would have hit my goal if i had used this means of study then ,but alas am rearing to go and hit the bulls eye for the band 9,God willing and helping too.cheers

Wednesday, February 5th 2014

This is an interesting and valuable explanation. Thanks a lot Adam!. Could you check my essay and tell me how much it would obtain in IELTS?

Q: Is freedom of speech necessary in a free society? Give reasons for your answer.

Since the civilization of the mankind, freedom of speech, or the right to express one’s own ideas without influence, has been an arguing fact among citizens. The freedom of speech has been more substantial mater for the rulers for a free society. From my perspective, there should be a right for a person to express his ideas openly, but the freedom should have some limitations as well. Thus, people of the society are able to know the reality and the democracy is also established for them to live peacefully in a free society.
As it has been established in most of the countries, democracy should be protected by law and the opposition party of a democratic country should play a major role to protect the democracy itself. Pointing out the faults of the governing party is one of the main tasks of the opposition, which is able to perform with only the freedom of speech. Otherwise the government would ban criticizing them, if there is no privilege for the free speech.
On the other hand, the community would be able to know the truth through news, if the freedom of the reporters to report is protected. The reporters’ right is one of the considerable portions of the freedom of speech, which can be seen lost in some countries, by which reason the reporters are influenced, threatened and even assassinated.
However, there should be a limitation for the freedom of speech, since one should not be harassed or hesitated by another party’s speech. As a result, laws should be posed against the violent speech or reporting, by which all the human rights would be protected in a free society.

Saturday, February 8th 2014

thanks Adam it really need more practice

Sunday, February 9th 2014

Thanks for giving wonderfully idea .could you give me following paragraphs.

Sunday, February 9th 2014

Thanks Adam

Thursday, February 13th 2014

Hi, Adam.

This lesson is really helpful for me to start writing essays. However, I’ve been being trained by my IELTS teacher who said that my writing is really poor. I was sad but it doesn’t mean I stop trying. That’s why, aside for his helping me, I am hoping that, you have any chance to assist me (checking) in the essays I have written and let me know, how is the progression I’ve made. I want to send them by email, but I can’t find your email.
So, how could I contact you and send them?

I thank you for all of your lessons. I really enjoyed and found no difficulty listening to you. And thank you before and after.

Feibe – Indonesia

Tuesday, February 25th 2014

Hi Adam! Thanks for Lesson, you explain very good!

Tuesday, February 25th 2014

Thank you Adam
it was a nice, informative and useful lesson.

Monday, March 3rd 2014

I will make all of my writings, this way. thanks

Tuesday, March 4th 2014

Very informative lesson,moreover it is funny to learn.THANKS A LOT

Friday, March 7th 2014

I could use “this person” needs…..instead of he

Monday, March 10th 2014

This is amazing Adam. Exactly what I need. Thank you very much.

Friday, March 14th 2014

I think you could post a video talking about Prepositional Verbs Adam. It would be essential. And I think it is a very common wrong between many people.

Friday, March 14th 2014

thanks so much.

Tuesday, March 18th 2014

Hi adam,
firstly thank you for this video and it really help me to improves my writing skills but still i have little bit confusion in difference between question and topic.

Thursday, March 20th 2014

Hey, Adam! I need more of these to fully prepare me for TOEFL. I got 6 out of 9.

Saturday, March 22nd 2014

Thank you so much Adam!

Tuesday, March 25th 2014

wooow great…”opt for” is a new vocabulary for me…. D

Thursday, March 27th 2014

Thank you for your lesson! It’s useful for me because i’m studying ielts, your lesson is very exciting :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

Saturday, March 29th 2014

Hey Adam, Thank you this great video. I have passed my IELTS exam and my writing band score was the highest of all the categories. My band score for writing was 7.5 :-D

Saturday, March 29th 2014

this is an awesome website with amazing methods


i’m wondering if you guys can do task 1 & 2 check and give feedback?

Sunday, March 30th 2014

Thank you Very much sir :)

Sunday, March 30th 2014

Hello Adam !
I like your lessons a lot !
I need to improve my Ielts score ,especially writing . Do you have this options?
How much it would cost to check my essays and task 1?
Please advice . Thank you .

Tuesday, April 1st 2014

Hi Adam.
I am new student to your website and i liked you really because your accent is very pure and most of teachers in this awesome website.
i indeed thank you. About this lesson it will help me but still i have a confusion, especially when it comes reason and how to connect with the body paragraph. So what is your suggest.

Thursday, April 3rd 2014

Can i get my essays’ outlines checked by you?

Monday, April 7th 2014

Hello sir! Thank you very much for such clear explanation. I had troubles with introduction. Now I hope to manage my essay writing:)

Wednesday, April 9th 2014

Thanks Adam for your explanations. They were very clear. Still, I need to practice a lot.

Tuesday, April 15th 2014


I want to ask you about the thesis statement. As you said in the video in the giving opinion part, you advised us to give general opinion only (as you did in the video: economic benefit or social benefit). Hence, is that ok if I write my thesis like this?

In my opinion, I believe that we should maintain the level of academic ability as requirement to admission university because there are many benefits accompany it.

Thank you for your attention

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

Hello Adam,
After taking inputs from your youtube video, I have written introduction to a topic. Can you please mark me or correct me for this sample.

‘Some people think women should be allowed to join the army, the navy and the air force just like men.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Topic: Career option for women
Question: Whether they should join the armed forces
Opinion : Partially agree
Reasons : No career should have gender biasing. Women can be used as soft targets.

When it comes to career, the women these days, are not limited to choosing from certain options only. All career options are open to them; and women have proved time and again, that competency at a skill is not linked to gender. However, whether or not women should join armed forces has always been debatable. I am personally of the opinion that women should be allowed to serve in the armed forces as well, though there could be some areas or situations where deployment of women forces might not be ideal.

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014

Thank you Adam!
Do we have tips for the following paragraphs?

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014

Hi Adam,

I like to use plural pronouns when referring to indefinite nouns, because they’re gender-neutral, and hence not sexist. E.g: When a person needs to make an important choice in life, THEY need to consider their loved ones in the process.

Question is: could this cause me any trouble on my IELTS exam?

Monday, April 28th 2014

thank you very much Adam :) :)

Wednesday, April 30th 2014

I wish I knew about your site earlier. Congratulatios!

Monday, May 5th 2014

Thank you for your lesson! It was useful! Could you give more lessons about IELTS’ writing?

Tuesday, May 6th 2014

thnanks for teachng me

Thursday, May 15th 2014

i got 9 out of 9 & thanks

Thursday, May 15th 2014

Thanks a lot!

Sunday, May 18th 2014

Thanks a lot!

Sunday, May 18th 2014

Hi Adam,

Thank you for this lesson it is pretty useful, can you give some advice about “comparison essays” also. How could we write a strong thesis for this kind?

Thanks in advance I will keep following your classes.

Wednesday, May 21st 2014

thank you Adam for your this valuable lesson.
my problem is the essay subject , when you see a topic that you don’t have any idea about it
please do you have and suggestion for that

Wednesday, May 28th 2014

What about Writing skills: Conclusion Video?
Have you done it?

Monday, June 2nd 2014

Hi teacher I want to take IELTS FOR GOING TO.USTRALIA study . But now iam.so confusing with my English. Iam weakness with listening and writing. Can you give me suggestion how I can improve that?

Wednesday, June 4th 2014


Thursday, June 5th 2014

Great class Adam!

Wednesday, June 18th 2014

so sad 6/9 :(

but it is a great lesson by the way

thx so much adam…I wonder if you said you were freelance editor,so you kind of check essay for students? ><

here is introduction for you
As a student who looks toward the future on studying abroad, among the first choice she has to make is who she can learn English with. Should she study with teacher Adam or Others? While all these options are worth considering, I would prefer to study with adam,not only in order to gain my english skill, but also because adam is one of the kind and greatest English teacher from engvid.

btw, wait for your new video to come out^^

Saturday, June 21st 2014

Hello Adam! I enjoy your lessons and especially thanks for this one. Cause it’s very informative and useful for me right now since I take IELTS test in a month and, to be honest, haven’t even started to practice yet. And you inspired me somehow to finally start. However, I’ve got a question for you- In the first examples first sentence you said :”…life’s MORE difficult choices.” Why didn’t you use superlative adjective (MOST, I mean)? And I’m not certain in my understanding in using commas. Don’t you have a lesson on this topic? Thanks again.

Saturday, June 21st 2014

Do u check essay for student?

Thursday, June 26th 2014

Hi Adam! Got 9. :) I took the exam twice already. And I need to get all 7 in the academic module. I guess I cannot really please my reader on the writing part. How should I deal with it? Do you check essays too?

Friday, July 4th 2014

Thanks teacher Adam.

Thursday, July 17th 2014

Thank you Adam. It helped me a lot.

Sunday, July 20th 2014

Best online English website ever!

Monday, July 21st 2014

Thanks Adam, its a very useful video!

Friday, July 25th 2014

Hi Adam,
Even as speaker of English language (not from birth though), I have found this particular lesson very useful. I haven’t written an essay since my schooling days. I do write reports and business emails, but not essays. However, I might considering writing essays too. Thank you. Oh! I did score 9 out of 9 on the quiz :-)

Saturday, July 26th 2014

Cheers mate.

Thursday, July 31st 2014

thanks my dear

Sunday, August 3rd 2014

Ok 100 % this lesson with Adam, surprise… Thanks.

Monday, August 4th 2014

hello Mrs Adam i have a question, how many paragraphs should the body of the essay be?

Friday, August 8th 2014

Hello Adam;
I listened your lesson twice, also took the test and made 100 points. This means that your teaching strategy is very clear and straight to the point. I’m lucky to have you to assist me on basic ways on how to writ an introduction.
Thanks so much.

Saturday, August 9th 2014

Adam, I think in the IELTS test we have to do different introductions for each kind of essay, is that right ? So how do I do with each kind of essay ?

Wednesday, August 13th 2014

Thank you for your lesson.

Friday, August 22nd 2014

Hy!Adam I hird that IELTS test haves some sord of expiring period (2 years), and I do not know is this true or not?

Saturday, August 23rd 2014

hi mr adam
thanks for your help.you teach very clear and easy to understand to me.i have a question mr adam
how i can send essays to be checked?is it possible?

Sunday, August 24th 2014

good practice test.

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014

Hi Adam
Thanks for your support. really you are huge cleaver teacher. i liked the way of teaching us . this videos was very interested lesson and i will track in your tips. i know somehow how write or prepare a paragraph . topic from beginning and end conclusion. so i will read more and more for this lesson and relevant.
so thanks please my teacher Adam

Sunday, September 14th 2014

Hi Adam,
Thanks for the video.
Can you please tell me that how to use connectors in both writing tasks and what type of connectors it should be,am always confused in this.

Thursday, September 25th 2014

Thanks Adam

Thursday, September 25th 2014

my essay skill must be awful ==”
i’m quite good at Literature in Vietnamese but I can’t help with the English :))

Friday, September 26th 2014

wow 7 / 9 not bad for 1st time ha ? :) thanks Adam

Friday, September 26th 2014

Thank you Adam. You are great! If anyone like to be a friend of me search me in fb. We can improve our English

Sunday, September 28th 2014

Adam, thank you very much for your great lessons! Could you please help me with this: I’ve seen a lot the use of ‘they’, ‘their’, etc. to match singular nouns and pronouns, e.g. ‘If my mobile phone runs out of power, a friend lets me borrow theirs’. Another example: ‘When someone does not get a haircut, their hair grows long.’ Can this usage be considered ‘good English’? What is the best when we use non-identified gender nouns like friend, person, someone, etc.? Thanks and all the best!

Sunday, September 28th 2014

It says I’ve got “8 out of 9”. I hope my IELTS will score the same, with one or few mistakes. If I wanted to practice my writing skills, I normally make several write-ups of anything under the sun. I am not so confident in my writing skills, so I wanted to learn a lot. Although the communication in my job requires me a Technical writing format, I still need to deliver my thoughts in good English. Technical writing style of writing has a very different purpose and different characteristics than other writing styles such as creative writing, academic writing or business writing.

Friday, October 17th 2014

thanks alot

Saturday, October 18th 2014

Thank you so much.It’s a useful lesson with me.

Monday, October 20th 2014

thank you very much and I appreciate your efforts
best regards

Monday, October 27th 2014

thnx Adam , but i’m confused about few points , my teacher tell me that i should give my opinion in the body paragraphs specially in the paragraph in which i discuss points i agree with … what should i do ?

Saturday, November 1st 2014

Hey, Adam! Thank you very much for your tips! I’m sure they’ll help me a lot on my IELTS test this month!

Your pronunciation is perfect, so easy to understand!

I’m a fan hahahahaha :D

Best wishes from Brazil :D

Sunday, November 2nd 2014

So many brazilian buddies arround here, this is niiiiiiiice! :D

Sunday, November 2nd 2014

Thank you Adam.

Friday, November 7th 2014

Thanks Adam! the lesson was great, but could please put a lesson on how to write a good essay ! especially on the structure of an essay.

Monday, November 17th 2014

many thanks to your nice explanantions

Monday, November 17th 2014


    Monday, November 17th 2014

hi Adam,
thank you for your lesson..
i just got 7 out of 9….
i always watch your video about all IELTS prep. it’s firmly benefit for me…
again.. thank you

Tuesday, November 18th 2014

Thank you sir…

Tuesday, November 18th 2014

thanks adam! You are making the lessons very easy.
However, when using he or she, is it okay if I use “someone” instead?

Wednesday, November 19th 2014

Thanks Adam. Very good lesson again. Till date I am unaware of minimum (3) and maximum (5) number of sentences which gives good introduction for the essay. You clarified me clearly about each and every sentence importance in introduction paragraph. Thanks a ton.

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014

hi, guys, if you want to practice with me my skipe is fred.martinez38 please add me.

Saturday, December 6th 2014

thank you so much you better than my teacher

Thursday, December 18th 2014

thankyou it was verygood Quiz

Monday, December 29th 2014

Hi Adam, till I listen to this lesson I was not clear about the sentences which we write as part of the introduction. Now you filled my mind with clarity about the introduction paragraph which contains topic, question, and opinion.

Thanks for providing good lesson for writing Introduction.

Tuesday, December 30th 2014

I got 89. why? I have to get 100. it’s your fault…look at this..
Besides making a choice, what else might this task A:be asking you to do?
B:discuss the benefits of traveling
C:discuss the benefits of graduating from high school
D:compare and contrast studies and work
E:discuss the positives and negatives of a gap year
“I couldn’t find the negative point which was mentioned on it” so A ia true , but you said E why?

Friday, January 2nd 2015

hai Adum,
i am thank full to you a lot because i am just starting my preparation on writing and i really don’t know how to start-up and then i watched your video now i get the idea. thank you once again.

Sunday, January 4th 2015

why don’t you write a full task 2 ielts essay for a band 9 and explain it, why is a band 9, so everybody can decide if is possible for a non native speaker to make one or not ok….everybody everywhere ..do this …do that…let me see..make a full explanation ..allot of BS websites everywhere…

Monday, January 12th 2015

Hello Adam,
Firstly, thanks a lot for your lessons they are very interesting and informative, but i would like you give me your advice.
We have state exams and we also need to write essay, i’ll give you an example of it and would like to know your recomendations.
It’s important for high school students to study compulsory subjects, even if theydon’t see any need for them in the near future.
What is your opinion& do u agree with this statement?
write 200-250 words.
use the following plan:
make an introdaction(state the problem)
express your personalopinion and give 2-5 reasons for your opinion
express an oposing opinion and give1-2 reasons for this opposing opinion
explain why you don’t agree with the oposing opinion
make a conclusion restarting your position
thanks for advance.

Wednesday, January 14th 2015

thanks for your lesson Adam
what the the meaning of ‘they will not bet met easily’
they = problems

Monday, January 19th 2015

Excellent job, Adam! I’m feeling much more confidente to face my toefl exam next saturday. Thanks for clarifying the use of “he” in the essay. It has been na issue for me, until now. :)

Wednesday, January 28th 2015

Great lesson, will you record one about the body paragraphs as well? Thanks

Saturday, January 31st 2015

Thank you,
My exam tomorrow morning<stressssss

Friday, February 6th 2015

Thank you very much fro giving new ideas. I will take IELTS exam on 28 February.

Saturday, February 14th 2015

I had only 4 correct. I can’t believe it…

Sunday, February 15th 2015

Adam, thankss!! u r the cutest teacher !!

Tuesday, February 17th 2015

Thanks!! I got 8 of 9!!
I think it better than toeic test in reading part.
I want to be a good skill in English which have been good in the future.
Even though, I’m silly in English. I will try.

Sunday, February 22nd 2015

hii Adam, thanks for this interesting lesson. I am prepairing for my IELTS exam, i would like to get some links of your videos regarding writing stratergies for IELTS in academic.
thank you.

Saturday, February 28th 2015

89 ^^. thank you adam

Monday, March 16th 2015

Hi Adam :)Thanks for the lesson. Could you please upload the video about IELTS writing task 2 body paragraphs structure??

Thursday, March 19th 2015

์ืNext week I am going to test TOEFL in BKK of Thailand.
How to do???

Sunday, March 22nd 2015

very thanks

Sunday, March 22nd 2015

Thank you

Saturday, April 4th 2015

thanks teacher i got 67 %

Monday, April 6th 2015

good experience with this lesson!!

Monday, April 6th 2015

Thank You Sir

Wednesday, April 8th 2015

Thank you a lot!

Wednesday, April 8th 2015

I enjoyed every videos of lessons here in engvid.com particularly lessons discussed by Adam. Thank you for sharing your expertise:)

Sunday, April 12th 2015

I think it is a very useful lesson to passing writing module in the IELTS.

Thursday, April 23rd 2015

Best lesson! That cause me to write my first comment, HUGE LIKE!
Where can I find the all essay lessons that you teach?

Wednesday, April 29th 2015

thank you, I couldn’t recognize topic before that. so I know what does it mean.

Thursday, May 14th 2015

Dear Adam
I need your tip !! Because I have Only 3 months to start with TOEFL Exam Could you please gave me a table how Can I Study ?

Monday, May 18th 2015

Being taught by you I feel realy exciting in my English level and IELTS. I don’t know how to thank you!

Monday, May 18th 2015

Hi Adam,
I have ielts exam next Saturday, I hope you answer before that day :)
First, you are so successful, of course you do not need my appreciation.
The thing that I would like to learn how would be the ielts examiners’ approach to the essays standing on the grey area for ‘opinion on a trend’ or ‘agree & disagree’ questions. I mean I am not a creative person that can produce lots of pros and cons, opinions, causes for each subject, especially under stress. However if I put forward something a mixture, a combination of both sides, I may find more ideas to meet required number of words.
Thank you for your help,
best regards,

Friday, May 22nd 2015

Hello Mr. Adam,

With all due respect, I would like to know how would one write the body structure and conclusion.
Should one self adapt the structure below or no?
1. Topic Sentence 2. Body with example 3. Conclusion sentence.
Can you please elaborate a little more. I will be very thankful.

Abdul Mashid Bessed

Thursday, June 18th 2015

What i didn’t understand is how to write personal pronouns. Is it use only “he” when we are writing about humans? On the example Adam used this sentence: A person reaches adulthood, he needs something. Is it right to use like this or better if we use he/she. Anybody knows?

Sunday, June 21st 2015

    :) Adam just answered my question at the end of the video. It is not right to write he/she..

    Sunday, June 21st 2015

Hello!!can you give advice which would probably enhance my writing skills??

Topic: Computers can bring us a lot of disadvantages as well as benefits

Introduction:One cannot deny that computers like everything else in the world have pros and cons.Undoubtedly,there is a plethora of questions,but the most significant one is that do they bring more disadvantages than benefits?As far as I am concerned, they are in possession of much more priveleges rather than damage.This is due to the fact that computers do provide us with much more specific and accurate information.

Another one:

Topic sentence:School education and parental influence are equally important for the development of a child
Body:School education and parental influence are equally important for the development of a child.Development of a child is a very difficult subject to elaborate on ,as it hinges upon different factors such as the attention that is paid to the child and the impact on psychology.In addition, school education is approximately the same as parental influence ,due to the fact that the time the child spends with both of them is probably similar.Since that we can be convinced that school and parents actually do play a decsive role in child’s development equally

Friday, June 26th 2015

Adam, Thank you for the lessons.
This particular lesson really help me.
you teach us to have the right structure in introduction paragraph.

could you give a lesson about discussion type essay for IELTS Writing Task2?

Monday, August 3rd 2015

Thank you for your helping Adam ! but i confused a litte bit i was thinking the start to introduction like this “The discussion that whether or not —–(the subject) is a debatable one. There are logics provided by supporters of both the views.In my opinion, there are more advantages to live in the city due to the fact that the city offer better economic and social benefits.”

I just put them all of your and my sentences together. Do you think is that okay to write this introduction and also is there any mistake in this sentences?

I will take IELTS next weekend on 29th of August. So please help me i need your feedback.

Thursday, August 20th 2015

Hi Adam, first of all I would like to say thanks a lot for all your lessons. it’s really very helpful and I love to watch all your videos.
I have some confusion. I go through some online lessons about how to write introduction of IELTS task 2 and some of them say rephrase the given question and other says write the general idea about topic. So can you tell me which one works best?
TIA :)

Sunday, August 23rd 2015

thnks for this lesson Adam .U ARE ADAM LİKE İN TURKİSH ADAM:NİCE MAN

Sunday, August 30th 2015

Great! Thank you Adam for your helpful lesson

Monday, September 14th 2015

This lesson has been another step in my learning.I need more like this, please!!!Thanks.

Tuesday, September 15th 2015

hi i’m really confused whether to pass toefl or not.i’m an advance student, however i struggle to use my phrases and that’s what really irritates me. Do you know what are the causes behind this.Thanks in advance

Wednesday, September 16th 2015

Hello Adam, I have been watching the IELTS videos for a couple of weeks now, and while doing practice tasks for the writing task 2 a doubt came up. Should we add a title to our essay? I am doing the general test. Thank you!

Monday, September 28th 2015

Hello Adam! First of all, thank you for great lessons! They are really helpful. Could you please tell if there is any chance you can asses my IELTS essay online? Thank you in advance

Wednesday, November 4th 2015

hi Adam, thank you very much. its very easy to understand and i am looking forward to vocabulary classes.

Friday, November 27th 2015

thanks a lot for your instruction. it is clear and useful.

Wednesday, December 16th 2015

Hi Adam, thanks for your tips. I love your classes and they have been very helpful.
I have a question for you. This essay I have to write is about giving and supporting an opinion regarding “moving a capital” and then discussing potential problems and benefits. Can I in this case not been in favor and not been against it and support my reasons? My introduction would be as below:
“Some governments chose to move their capitals. There are several benefits and problems that it might cause unagree . In my opinion, a country should consider moving the capital if economically and also socially it will benefit the country.”
Thanks for your help.
Best Rgds, Tati

Sunday, December 27th 2015

Hi Adam, though I am not sure about it but I think I have heard from you in writing section presentaion that you said you don’t need to have a conclusion!! is that possible?

Monday, December 28th 2015

As a person reaches adulthood, he needs to decide….

Well, I thought that using “one needs to decide…”would be more correct,thanks for clarifying

Monday, December 28th 2015

Adam,great lesson! Is it any lesson for the body and the conclusion of the essay? Thanks!

Friday, January 15th 2016

Hi Adam.

Thanks for the suggestions

when I take the Toefl exam, ¿should i SPEAK and WRITE in a formal manner or should i sound like a native speaker? . For example, which of the following is better for the writing and speaking sections exam:
She is the woman I work for
She is the woman for whom I work

And can i use contractions:
i’d like to go the city
i would like to go to the city


Friday, January 15th 2016

Thanks for the lesson Adam, they are always incredibly helpful. Now I understant the importance of knowing the four type of sentences, which you explained on another video. Do you know if there is any service on the internet where I could pay for someone to correct my essays? I do not have a teacher, but I need someone to show my mistakes.

Tuesday, February 9th 2016

Thank you Adam.You are one the awesome tutors I’ve ever meet. Your lessons are very clear and accurate. I would ask u about creating more IELTS lessons, which are very helpful. I will wait them. Thanks again.

Thursday, February 11th 2016

thank you for your tips adams i will keep in mind, when i take the toefl ibt this february 20

Friday, February 12th 2016

THANKS A LOT~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Wednesday, March 23rd 2016

Thanks for the lesson Adam, but I have a question
Is it necessary to give our opinion in the introduction part??
I think this structure is similar to the conclusion part!!!

Sunday, April 17th 2016

Hi dear Adam and thanks for your great lesson.It was a masterpiece again.
I would very grateful if you could teach us the body and conclusion part .
Thanks again :)🌷

Friday, May 6th 2016

Hi Adam
Thank you for your great lessons
I have a problem. can you guide me how to download these files?

Friday, May 6th 2016

nice video thank you

Sunday, May 15th 2016

most of the tenses used are in the present form both in ielts writing task 1 and task 2? thanks!

Tuesday, May 24th 2016

Learnt great lessons here, you basically covers most of the doubts running through mind. Great job Adam!

Monday, June 20th 2016

Adam! Thank you! your tips and instructions are always very helpful!

Monday, June 20th 2016

Need Help!!Hi Adam if i post my essay written for IELTS writting task -2?W”ll u do a favor to check it?

Wednesday, July 6th 2016

Thanks for the lesson Adam. Your Ielts concept are very clear and easy to understand.

Wednesday, August 10th 2016

Hi Adam
I would like to write a simple introduction about anything and see if you can check it for me. My writing is so weak.

Wednesday, August 10th 2016

So useful…thanks Adam… it help a lot

Thursday, August 25th 2016

Dear Mr. Adam, good day, trust you are doing great. I sincerely appreciate your teaching. Thank you. I would like to inquire how can i send you my essay for your assessment and correction. Would appreciate your kind assistance.

Tuesday, August 30th 2016

I really had difficulties starting an introduction, because it consumes a lot time thinking on how to start and to begin with. Thank you so much for this lessons!I hope you can also discuss the body of the essay further too… thank you so much

Thursday, September 1st 2016

Adam, would you be able to check my IELTS writing task 2?

Thursday, September 22nd 2016

wow.i got 100% correct .9 out of 9. thanks eng vid

Monday, October 3rd 2016

Fabulous nobody taught writing essays you taught me!!!! Thank you very much I am indebted.

Thursday, October 20th 2016

Thanks Mr Adam for such great lessons.
I would like to ask you a question, the negatives of a gap year was not discussed in the introduction, all the sentences related to it were positive.
why did you chose 4 in question number 4?

Thursday, October 20th 2016

Hi Adam.
I have a little bit question.
In your explain you wrote:
“what is your opinion?”
“what are your reasons?”

my question is?
why in the first question you used IS and in the second you use ARE?


Wednesday, November 2nd 2016

    Hi there,

    In the fist he used IS because (your opinion) is ONE opinion,it is singular and in the second he used ARE because (your reasons) is plural, so more than one idea.

    One opinion is…
    Two reasons are…

    Could you understand?


    Saturday, April 15th 2017

It was very hard for me that my first language is Portuguese!Thanks Teacher

Friday, November 4th 2016

I will definitely pray to the muses in task 1 of the IELTS writing part… I still don´t know how to describe neither a line, nor a bar graph.

Thursday, November 24th 2016

oh gosh. Thank you for this. After watching this i was inspired to start practicing writing again and focus on that for my second try.

Friday, November 25th 2016

    Good luck! We believe in you!

    Saturday, November 26th 2016

Thank your for the lesson. I have a clearer idea of how to write an introduction. :)

Wednesday, December 7th 2016

Hi Adam:

What about using “AS” instead of “DUE TO” or even “BECAUSE”.

Thanks & greets.

Wednesday, December 7th 2016

And in the second example, to avoid “sexism”, I’d write: “the need to decide on where to live comes into play” or “it is very important (you can add for that individual) to decide on where to live”.

Thanks & greets.

Wednesday, December 7th 2016

Thanks Adam
very good notes and comments

Wednesday, December 28th 2016

are there any one to help me which kind of structures are used in sentence below:

“Animals , many people believe , merits more humane treatment.”
thanks in advance

Friday, December 30th 2016

Hello Adam,thank you for your useful lessons they have been helping me a lot. I want to know if is it possible to send you some of the essays I wrote because I’m preparing for TOEFL exam and I will be taking it soon and I would love to have some feed back from you

Thursday, January 5th 2017

Dear Adam,
I am really thankful to you and Engvid for all the great lessons you prepared for us. I really enjoyed watching and learning your writing course on Task 2-Paragraph. I am also wondering it there is another video or explanation to understand the differences between “choosing” and “comparing or contrasting” types of writing?
Thank you again for your time and consideration

Monday, January 16th 2017

Adorable, Thanks Adam, we need guidelines about how to write the body of the Paragraph as well.

Thursday, February 2nd 2017

Hi Adam, Please point out the sentences in the paragraph as they are not clear. Thanks

Saturday, February 4th 2017

Thank you very much for the lesson. I know He/She Him/Her is really annoying if I keep repeating ‘his or her’ or ‘he or she’ in the same piece of writing but I think it works perfectly in a single sentence. So, can I use He/she sometimes and perhaps use plural forms such as their, they, etc., despite the fact that they don’t grammatically agree with the singular noun or pronoun they refer back to like “How much can you tell about someone from their choice of Wellington boot?” http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2012/06/he-or-she-versus-they/

Monday, February 13th 2017

Thanks, Adam.

Tuesday, February 21st 2017

hi teacher
thanks for the precious info that you gave it to us
may I wirte my essay here in order to be checked?

Sunday, February 26th 2017

Thanks! I hope i can make a good intoduction.

Monday, March 6th 2017

Thank you so much for such an amazing information for Writing Task 2 Intoduction part! I really appreciate your help and support!
Anar Zhunussova

Sunday, April 2nd 2017

i love this video. it gives me immense idea how to write introduction in the IELTS test. thanking you very much. i am looking forward to having full composition in future.

Thursday, April 6th 2017

Hi Adam,

Thanks so much. This class helped me a lot. You speak very clear and for us it is perfect to understand.

So I have one question about the reasons. What is better, put two reasons ow three? For me is very hard writing three reasons. With two reasons I will have just two paragraph. So does it makes my essay poor?

Thanks a lot.

Saturday, April 15th 2017

Thanks Adam !

Sunday, May 14th 2017

It does not defer that one is in the city or the country because the loud noise of diesel motorcycles are annoying in both of them (unfortunately).

Monday, July 3rd 2017

Thanks Adam! it was a great class, I have a question, you always say how important is to check our essays, someone to review and help to improve, as I am a self-taught student, do you have any idea or resource I could use? Like a website or online service for that? Thank you so much!

Sunday, August 6th 2017

Sir could you please correct my essay for writing task 2? I am appearing for IELTS on 26th August.
If possible, kindly provide me with the procedure for uploading my essay.

Sunday, August 20th 2017

Thank you Adam

Monday, September 11th 2017

Great video Adam, thanks.

Saturday, September 23rd 2017

Hi Adam. Thank you so much for this video, and I so Love this website it is very much helpful for me as a beginner since I will be taking up my IELTS exam 3 months from now. However, the problem for me is that I am having a hard time composing a sentence considering the Grammar Rules if i should say it. I know that it would take a lot of practice but
As an expert for this, what can you suggest so I can be able to write at least a good essay?

Looking forward to your comment. Thank you very much.

Monday, September 25th 2017

Hello, I’d like to know if there are any videos about the ECPE’s writing task.
Such a nice video

Sunday, October 8th 2017

Hi, Adam. Thank you for your beneficial lessons. Can we use “they” instead of he/she?

Sunday, October 15th 2017

Hello, Adam. I don’t know how to contact with you. I am reading your site for writing and I am highly interested in it. Is it possible to train my own teaching skills in writing with you somehow? While working at writing with my students, I write essays myself but no one checks me, which I really desire.

Saturday, October 28th 2017

Thank you very much.

Tuesday, November 14th 2017

Hi Adam. I just watched your video on youtube, and wrote a TOEFL essay, would you mind help me correct?

Wednesday, December 27th 2017

Hi Adam I hope you are very well,let me tell you that I am planning to move to Toronto with all my family but first I have to take my IELTS test, I am so nervous I need to get a high score if I want to enrroll to college, your videos are so helpful for me, even though I have been there many times I am scared of not being able to get it… I will keep watching your videos and I hope to meet you one day

Thursday, February 22nd 2018

thanks Adam it is very nice to know some one like you, your videos are very helpful, I’m trying to get the TOEFL exam, and I’m in practicing writing task2 .

one of the practicing examples in TOEFL official test book is ‘Q\ some student prefer to study alone, other prefer to study with a group of student . which do you prefer? use specific reason and examples to support your answer’

at this time I do the answer bellow can you tell me if there any mistake in it

when the study life become more complex, determining the method of study becomes more important. studying alone or with group of friends doesn’t matter as long as the studier get the full benefit, but studying within a group have more advantage and more fun

one of the most important reason that make studying with a group of pupils is creating appropriate environment to study, prompting each other to study harder and harder

also that we can’t forget that studying with various student mean studying with a lot of ideas that make the student more capable to understand the material and get many solutions that make him more understandable to the problem

last thing but not least, studying with friends make it more fun and less stress and this is very important point that must take in mind, and make the student more creative and loving to the material that he study

last thing, studying with group push the student to give up shyness and make a good social comunication that helping him tomorrow


Saturday, February 24th 2018

8/9 Thank you. It’s very helpful

Sunday, February 25th 2018

Hi Adam
Thank you very much for your lesson :)
I’ve got one question about choosing between HE/SHE while writing. I’ve heard that we can use THEY instead of HE or SHE when we are to write about a person. Is it correct form?

Wednesday, April 18th 2018

Hi Adam
Thank you for the helpful tips.
I am just wonderering why I get correct answer when I am confused to chose but sometimes when I am sure about the answer, it hoes wrong.
Thanks again.

Wednesday, April 25th 2018

Sir Adam

thanks for the free practice test on writing task 2 introduction.

more free practice course…please

Thursday, April 26th 2018

Thanks Adam very, very useful a lesson

Saturday, April 28th 2018

I have 2 question
First : how should we know an idiom is formal or informal ?
And second : We must write at least 250 word in tast 2 ( ielts ) .
What is you suggestion we are supposed to write about 250 word or more ?
( i know this has been asked many times and you pointed out in one video but i didn’t find it . )
( I know this has been asked many times and i can remeber you pointed out in one video but i didnt find the answer )

Thursday, May 3rd 2018

Hi Adam,
I am new user can you give me a favor I write an introduction paragraph can you review and provide feed back on it.
the question is about increasing number of cars which resultant in traffic jams & government should do something about it

“in today’s world having a car is not a challenge any more for any one. this opportunity is creating chaos in traffic condition. In my opinion this condition should be handled. this could be controlled by government or any legal body should be created by government who impose certain rules on car purchase more over they had better provide a better substitute to people for traveling”

warm regards,

Wednesday, May 9th 2018

Hi Mr Adam
I have just registered because i have never seen such kind of good website to study English.But i have a problem with reading and writing.Can you give me some advises to improve my knowledge at this sphere of Ielts.

Friday, June 22nd 2018

please can I use (I) in opinion essay?

Saturday, July 7th 2018

Hello Mr. Adam, thank you for sharing your knowledge with us. Yesterday I did 3 introductions to practice, I spent 5 min for each one. I used to do differently in the past. Please, do you think it’s good? I’ve tried to follow your pattern.

Thursday, October 4th 2018

Currently, people, such as famous entertainers and athletes, has an important visibility that can help everyone. Sometimes the youngers receive this benefit and in another time can be the older people to gain this. In my opinion, it is very important to younger achieve this benefit because they are inexperienced and have a lack of knowledge, something that they really believe in what the famous people are talking or doing.

Thursday, October 4th 2018

Nowadays we need to understand that our decisions will impact our lives for a long time. Sometimes we are in moments that we need to calculate the risk and decide if we are going to be a risk taker or if we are going to be cautious. My personal opinion about this is we need to take care of our decisions that because the world, in general, is very unstable in actuality and doing this we can predict the future based in the schedule.

Thursday, October 4th 2018

Today is normal companies working 24 hours per day because the demanding is very huge. Because of this sometimes the employee needs to decide which routine he will opt for, work more hours in a 3 days routine with more time to rest or work 5 days having fewer hours of work per day. In my opinion, work 3 days with long hours of work is more advantageous because the person will have more free time to do different things, for instance, spending time with family or working in a different job.

Thursday, October 4th 2018

Thanks a lot Mr.Adam!

Saturday, October 20th 2018

Adam, I just saw your video for writing Task 2 in TOEFL and i realize that this helps me a lot with the structure of my paragraphs. Thanks to you, now i can plan my essay with the main ideas you told us to do.

Thanks again.!

Wednesday, November 7th 2018

Adam following your directions, how can apply it to a independent writing, where im ask to state other reasons than a main one? give you an example

People work for money to live. What are other reasons that people work ?

Discuss one or more of these reasons. Use specific examples to support your answer.

Thursday, November 8th 2018

Hello Mr Adam,
Can you show me the video, which you have guided how to do task 2 of IELTS ?
Please reply me soon :)

Monday, December 10th 2018

    Hi Adam! I just want to ask you if you can give me some tips about how to start the introduction. The thing is i understood the whole vídeo but the problem comes when i have to start writing the intro. I dont have ideas ! Thanks

    Monday, March 4th 2019

Thanks for the lesson

Saturday, August 10th 2019

Thank you very much for this free site. I love all your lessons such a big help.

Tuesday, October 15th 2019

Hi , I am weak in writing,so can you suggest me how do I practice for it.

Monday, October 28th 2019

Hey Adam, really appreciate your attention with your students. Can you make more classes about the TOEFL reading? THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!

Tuesday, November 19th 2019

I liked the 7th question!

Saturday, December 21st 2019

hi Adam,i am from pakistan and i want to give ielts exam.
i have watched you vidz on GT essay and i went onto try one of the essays by myself….here i am posting the essay.plz guide me through this,,,,,sorry for the juggling of words.
the essay.
Choosing between science subjects and history as the core subject is the debate of modern time as there are two opposite views, some vote the history subject while others are against it vice versa. In my opinion, Science and Technology is the need of modern times.
”Science and Technology”, play a vital role in our daily life where scientific knowledge keeps us aware of all the nutrients on the other hand technology shapes our life, thus making our life more comfortable. To talk about modern Technologies, one name that comes to the mind is SteveJobs who has given, a modern man, the gift of Mobile phone, making the communication better than before. Moreover, there is a blessing of an e-mail. The knowledge of Science and Technology is the need of the 21st century because new studies are helping us to fight against the challenges, like the plague, cancer and the dangerous outbreak which has destroyed half of the population of the earth, affecting the economic structure is the virus which is known as Corona. One of the gifts of modern times is the Automobile industry in which modern cars have shortened the long journeys of days into hours.
The subject of history is also having its importance as it gives information about past historical events.
History is a resource through which modern man has made discoveries and making more progress while taking help from the past.
History, Science and technology are the essential subjects for a man and they must be taught, however. History leads to new studies and invention/discoveries.

Thursday, March 5th 2020

Now, I can tell that I have more experience due to your lesson, have been practicing a lot after seeing this video !! Thank you

Wednesday, May 20th 2020

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