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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
It is a good idea to make a quick _______ before you start writing your essay.

When writing your IELTS essay, it is important to have _________.

When writing your IELTS essay, it is a good idea to follow a _________ structure.

When preparing for your IELTS writing exam, it is a good idea to __________.

Keeping your sentences __________ will help you to avoid grammar mistakes.

When writing an essay about the advantages and disadvantages of something, it is important to __________.

In addition to your body paragraphs, you must always include ________ in your essay.

When writing an essay, it is important to stick to __________.

What is a good word to introduce a complicating factor in an essay?

What is a good phrase you can use to share your experience in an essay?

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164 Comments on “IELTS Success: Writing Effective Paragraphs”

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Thank you. In my opinión your explications are usefull and funny.

Wednesday, March 25th 2015

    Please guys I need help I have Interview next month I hope there is some one professional or upper-mediate in Speaking English add me on Skype to speak together I will be very appreciate for Him/Her
    This is my skype

    Saturday, April 4th 2015

    lol… she failed to do that funny things in a funny way. :p

    Thursday, July 30th 2015

Hello (Your guys) Jade, (I will ask you,please?)
We need more clases to write well in English.
”I hope to study an other degree, however,it is difficult to release it now, due of economic barriers.
Now please tel me: can I say in English (ORAL OR WRITTEN), your GUY?? IS IT A SLANG? THANK YOU AND ALL THE STAFF EN ENGVID.

Wednesday, March 25th 2015

Thanks alot. Yet I have a question: Is it OK if I use
my personal opininos when talking about general topics such as pollution or the importance of friendship?

Thursday, March 26th 2015

thankyou for lesson

Thursday, March 26th 2015

Thank you for the lesson. :)

Thursday, March 26th 2015

Your lesson is very helpful for me!
I really appreciate that:D.

Thursday, March 26th 2015

dear Jade

thanks for the useful tips of writting the essay.

Thursday, March 26th 2015

    never say never , keep going. that is best heavy sentence.

    Monday, February 1st 2016

it is not a same meaning? (however and but)

Thursday, March 26th 2015

    However and but both mean contrast as a lot of other words in English. As writing an formal writen text like an essey one should show concernment as choosing words. In other that, it is smart avoid word repetition and common words (like but), whether there are other options.
    You got it?

    Thursday, March 26th 2015

      ”However” also express confusion and it insist on the importance of the contrast which come after it
      I think this is the difference between it and “but”.

      Sunday, June 28th 2015

Thank you)

Thursday, March 26th 2015

I really liked this lesson. I’ve never found a website like this. thank u so much.

Thursday, March 26th 2015

I liked this lesson

Thursday, March 26th 2015

tank you .. :)

Thursday, March 26th 2015

thank you ms. Jade
i want to ask you question how to practice writing in the prefect way ?

Friday, March 27th 2015

Thank you Jade

Friday, March 27th 2015

Thanks Jade :)

Friday, March 27th 2015

Thanks :)

Friday, March 27th 2015


Friday, March 27th 2015

Very clear, detailed and useful. Cheers!

Saturday, March 28th 2015

I got 7correct out of 10 :)

Saturday, March 28th 2015

    Me tooo

    Sunday, January 3rd 2016


Saturday, March 28th 2015

Gud lesson/ Thx Jade

Saturday, March 28th 2015

its very helpful, Tks!
However could you speak more slowly?

Sunday, March 29th 2015

Thanks, for your teaching. I learned a lot :)

Sunday, March 29th 2015

Thanks for your teaching! I can improve my knowledge a lot in your lesson.

Sunday, March 29th 2015

Thank you

Sunday, March 29th 2015

Thanks for such a wonderful writing lesson,Jade

Monday, March 30th 2015

Thanks Jade :D

Monday, March 30th 2015

Can anybody help me….. i can see any video to play its just a blue screen and no video to play…. help me please

Monday, March 30th 2015

thanks. so usefull

Tuesday, March 31st 2015

Many thanks

Tuesday, March 31st 2015

7/10 listen talking Jade is above all a lesson “per si” anyway today’s lesson was very important. The idea of the plan, summarize the pros and cons, make an introduction and the end conclusion, establishing the relations between the plus and minus points of views, in between of the introduction and the conclusion it’s how one have to make an essay. On the other hand, remember for IELTS, one never must forget to write at least 300 words. Thank’s Jade.

Wednesday, April 1st 2015

my first quize:}I`ve got 10 out of 10. It was useful. Thank you!

Wednesday, April 1st 2015

Helpful tips and tricks, easy to recall. Thank you.

Thursday, April 2nd 2015

I like your all videos which were very helpful for my sentence formation
What is your email ID ?

Thursday, April 2nd 2015

The diction of this teacher is too bad. I understood only few words when she was teaching??

Thursday, April 2nd 2015

    Do not criticize her. Maybe you don’t understand her because she is British, and British English, at least for me, is more difficult to understand. If you are not understanding her, it means you must study British English more.

    Sunday, April 5th 2015

      That’s right Valderi. She is British with English accent that for me it is the best one! Do not forget that is English is born in England and not somewhere else!

      Saturday, November 26th 2016

Accept my thanks. very helpful . Just what the doctor ordered ;)

Saturday, April 4th 2015

It was my first lesson, thank you for the great experience.

Saturday, April 4th 2015

The main disadvantage of study abroad is to get a lower grade compared to the nation students due to the language barrier. When one studies in a foreign country, it is obviously required to speak and write not in the mother tongue but in the new language for the course work. However, getting a lower grade at the beginning cannot be a problem because as long as one stays in the foriegn eviornment, his/her second language will be improved enough to complete the study successfully. In my experience, the college time in the US was the best opportunity to improve my English. Therefore, achieving a foriegn language can pay off getting a lower grade when one studies in abroad.

Sunday, April 5th 2015

Is there anyone correcting my writing above?

Sunday, April 5th 2015

Very useful lesson. Thanks!

Sunday, April 5th 2015

i want to start my IELTS preparation ki please do help me

Sunday, April 5th 2015

i want to start my IELTS preparation ki please do help me

Sunday, April 5th 2015

Hi Ms. Jade, Your lesson always useful for me because you always use British accent when teaching.

I will face Cambridge IGCSE ESL test several months later. Can you give me some tips for it? how to write an article properly? how to start a summary? and I want to know more about what I must say in the speaking section.

Thank’s before, cheer Ms. Jade :)

Sunday, April 5th 2015

thank you

Sunday, April 5th 2015

I am not able to open this video….. Whyyyyyy

Monday, April 6th 2015

thank you so much :)

Monday, April 6th 2015

God bless you!

Monday, April 6th 2015

I´m studing English because i have a selective process in this week however i know that speak more than i write.
in my idea if you don´t pratice a text form you forget.
thanks and sorry my text, but im trying

Tuesday, April 7th 2015

great lesson, thank you Jade, and I like the moment you’re thinking what to say :D :D

Tuesday, April 7th 2015


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    Thursday, November 19th 2015

It’s really good experience and I have learnt too much of this vedio. thanks

Wednesday, April 8th 2015

You said:
One of the reasons “to study” abroad…
The main advantage “of studying” abroad…

Are “to study” and “of studying” interchangeable? Can I say “One of the reasons of studying abroad…”?

Thursday, April 9th 2015

I don’t know if I’m talking nonsense, but I thought, for the Academic Ielts, you’re not supposed to give your opinion, only to stick to the facts. Am I wrong?

Thursday, April 9th 2015

    Wanna study English together with me?

    Sunday, July 8th 2018

Thanks for your useful lesson and some new ideas about this topic.

Friday, April 10th 2015

i learned some new ideas to write essays

Saturday, April 11th 2015

Thank you for the lesson jade :)

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

i got 90

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

Hi! Jade
Thank you very much.
Are there got daily / every English lesson video?
Thank for your helping.

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

    Hi there! Lessons are usually posted every other day.

    Wednesday, April 15th 2015

Thank you!

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

Thank you for you lessons. It’s very usefull for me.

Wednesday, April 15th 2015

It was realy helpful

Sunday, April 19th 2015

This lesson have the best explanation!
I hope you give to us more lessons like that.
Thanks a million…

Tuesday, April 28th 2015

Thank you.

Saturday, May 9th 2015

Very helpful explanation…

Sunday, May 10th 2015

how I improve my English? what should I do?

Sunday, May 10th 2015

Thank you for your lesson today. My mistakes and your corrections taught me to use a repetitive and smooth structure when writing an essay.

Monday, May 11th 2015

Thank you for your lesson

Wednesday, May 13th 2015

Very useful information, Thanks you much!

Friday, May 15th 2015

Great lesson, but I’ve heard most of this in other videos too. I guess it means that I’m on the right track with your website.

Thursday, May 28th 2015

Hi there :) I took the IELTS exam yesterday and your tips helped me a lot. However I did a mistake. I looked through my essay before I write the conclusion and I realized that I didn’t develop one of my paragraphs as I wanted to, then I used the symbol * to connect the unfinished paragraph with some other words. Do you think that this is going to affect my mark?

Sunday, May 31st 2015

I like the last one. ^^ so crunchy miss. hhi

Monday, June 1st 2015

Hi there.
I just can not see the videos. Is there any special software I should use?
Can anybody help me?

Friday, June 5th 2015

    Just try to use Youtub channel if you do not have any issue with internet speed in Iran.

    Tuesday, July 7th 2015

      Thank you. Of course we have lots of issue when we want to use Youtub. I have to use Proxy anti filter to see Youtub and it cause low internet speed so that I can not watch online easily. But I will try. Thank you anyway.

      Wednesday, July 8th 2015

thanks Jade .

Sunday, June 7th 2015

Thank you so much

Wednesday, June 10th 2015

Thank you for this isteresting video, it is not only funny ( I think so), but helps me broaden my knokledge as well. In the next videos, I hope you can make something to help me speak better. I can listen very well, however i can not express my ideas in speaking.

Sunday, June 14th 2015

Thank you so much for this lesson.Its very effective for students like me who are preparing for Ielts :)

Tuesday, June 16th 2015

Wow thank you for the quiz I could get 90/100 and wish you best of luck dear Jade.

Friday, June 19th 2015

Good site for learning English. Thanks.

Friday, June 26th 2015

Hi everybody! Thanks for your lesson Jade. Ive got 80% in a guiz, what does it mean for me( what English level I have?) thank you

Saturday, June 27th 2015

Thanks Jade.Congratulations
Useful tips and examples made it lesson easy to understand the structure to write an essay.

Tuesday, June 30th 2015

thanks a lot. you are an excellent teacher.

Thursday, July 9th 2015

well, then how to reach 150 to 250 word in this essay.
I think there should be more steps to follow to write a good essay.

Saturday, July 11th 2015

thankyou for lesson Jade

Saturday, July 18th 2015

Thank you!

Sunday, July 26th 2015

A very interesting and useful lesson.thanks Jade.

Thursday, August 6th 2015

Hi every body whats up? how it is going? this is very useful tips I’m new here and need some helps because I really problem in writing of spelling of the words,would you please to help me?thanks

Sunday, August 9th 2015

Hi every body whats up? how it is going? this is very useful tips I’m new here and need some helps because I really have a problem in writing of spelling of the words,would you please to help me?thanks

Sunday, August 9th 2015

hi Jade
I would like to comment on your perfect video about writing an essay.
Although you presented a perfect

Friday, August 28th 2015

    sorry Jade my comment was submitted accidentally before I finish.
    anyway what I want to say is:
    although you presented a perfect lesson, you missed to show that we use “HOWEVER” to compare and contrast between advantages and disadvantages of something.
    my respect to you.

    Friday, August 28th 2015

Super great, thanks!

Sunday, August 30th 2015

Thank you very much. i have learned a lot of writing essay from your video.

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015

thank you for the class, in may opinion the British english is to hard er understand

Thursday, September 10th 2015

it is so useful for my end year exam!hope more videos about it!

Sunday, September 13th 2015

Hello , thanks for the instructions…..

Wednesday, September 16th 2015

I tried to test my knowledge without watching the teacher tech

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015

Please ,gave more lecture about writing of ielts

Wednesday, October 21st 2015

Great lesson!

Thursday, October 29th 2015

This lesson for me was quite interesting.. .
And, Here I could get some important points through Jade and Jade really Good teaching that you did with this lesson more Perfection…
Thank you Jade anyway!!!… .. .

Wednesday, November 4th 2015

thaks jade your lesson is very helpful;i like it

Friday, November 6th 2015


Wednesday, November 18th 2015

i want to talk with others…plz help me

Thursday, November 19th 2015

Dear Jade
Am enjoying your IELTS tips

Monday, November 23rd 2015

my teacher so beautiful :D

Wednesday, November 25th 2015

Thanks Jade for your lessons, they are definitely and easy for follow-up

Wednesday, December 9th 2015

thank you very much for these useful ideas!!

Saturday, December 26th 2015

Thank you very much. At the first time I used this wonderful English learning site.

Monday, January 4th 2016

thank you JADE

Tuesday, January 5th 2016

Great ! logical and underestandable.

Sunday, January 10th 2016

Thank you so much

Tuesday, January 26th 2016

Tell me please, where can I found IELTS example tests?

Monday, February 1st 2016

Its a really very good site for learning english

Thursday, February 4th 2016

thank you so much i really appreciate your effort .

Sunday, February 21st 2016

thanks jade..lovely teacher.

Monday, February 22nd 2016

Thank you

I got 90/100

Tuesday, February 23rd 2016

hello jade i hope i can do better in IELTS Exam which is tomorrow,

Friday, February 26th 2016

I have got 100% 😄😄
Jade, you`re the best english teacher ever 😄🔝😘

Saturday, March 26th 2016

Thanks Jade!

Monday, April 25th 2016


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    Friday, June 3rd 2016

Thank you!
I’d like to watch more videos about language exames.

Tuesday, July 19th 2016

I’ve got 9 correct out of 10. Thank you very much. It’s so helpful.

Monday, August 1st 2016

Thank you, I like this lesson :)

Thursday, August 4th 2016

Thanks a lot!

Tuesday, August 9th 2016

thanks dear teacher.

Monday, August 15th 2016

Thanks Jade! I like your lessons and you are very nice! Have a good day!

Friday, August 19th 2016


Wednesday, August 24th 2016

Hi, I want to speak with someone for improving my language skills. If anyone want , please ask me for my skype. Looking forward from you

Friday, September 9th 2016

Great , Thank you =)

Monday, September 12th 2016


Monday, September 19th 2016

In any ambiguous situation – do some tug of war)

Thursday, September 22nd 2016

Not very satisfied with this English lesson, as the teacher swallowed some words, making it difficult to understand. Overall, that was a good lesson as I have added something to my store of English lessons. Thanks very kindly.

Saturday, October 15th 2016

9 correct out of 10.
Thank you for the lesson. :)

Thursday, December 8th 2016

Hi, I am John from Colombia and I speak Spanish. This lesson was very interesting, because to write essay is necessary to maintain the structure. So thank for this lesson.

Monday, February 20th 2017

Thank you Jade !

Wednesday, March 8th 2017

Thank you Jade. I saw your teaching videos on YouTube. I love the way you teaching and I like British accent very much.

Friday, June 2nd 2017

Thank you Jade!
I really enjoy your classes and your British accent.

Sunday, September 10th 2017

I’d like to ask you about paragraph
I have problem with it
Could you explain to me what kind in paragraph and give me the example
Thanks a lot !

Friday, October 13th 2017


Thursday, March 22nd 2018

According to your question, I really don’t think that I have to give my opinion in answer. It is only asked about advantages and disadvantages, not about the opinion. Please, correct me if I am wrong. Thanks.

Wednesday, March 28th 2018

    Yes, if they said then give your opinion else give a short summary of a corresponding paragraph.

    Monday, July 23rd 2018

Thanks Jade for a good lesson.

Tuesday, April 24th 2018

Wow, I had 60%. Oh well, I will try again to improve.

Monday, June 18th 2018

Hi Jade, instead of however we can show other side by “in constrast” and “but”; because if we are writing 3 pharagraph it seem like however word is repetated everytime.

Monday, July 23rd 2018

i got 9/10 before watching the video

Saturday, August 4th 2018

In my opinion your lesson is useful for us

Tuesday, August 7th 2018

Thank you jade

Thursday, October 4th 2018


Thursday, October 25th 2018

That was good. I think this will help me in my writing part. In my opinion, the hardest part of writing something is the structure of the sentence and the formal words because sometimes it is a little bit hard to recognize the formal words. By the way thanks for the lesson.

Friday, November 23rd 2018

thank you for the lesson Jade, it has been very nice

Tuesday, November 26th 2019

Hi. I enjoyed this lesson very mush. Thank you

Monday, December 2nd 2019

very basic,cannot work in all cases, I think

Sunday, April 12th 2020

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