I haven’t put anything on Youtube for ages! It’s not actually a video, but slides about writing topic sentences. View it here or go to Youtube where you can comments.
I’ve been reading a lot of student work recently and I’ve seen a lot of sentences like this: Price of oil has risen steadily since last year. Quantitative easing stimulates economy but might cause inflation. Banker in the City of London earn far too much money. Can you spot the grammar mistake in each sentence? … Read more
I’ve noticed that when I’m in my office going through a piece of work with a student, as they are sitting there with me they often find lots of mistakes themselves. Even though they wrote the essay, now they are seeing it again more objectively, as if for the first time, and they find the … Read more
This post is for weaker students who are having problems with writing longer texts: write short simple sentences! If your teacher can’t understand what you are saying then your marks will plummet (my students of English for International Finance will know the meaning!). Look at this paragraph from a website about the rise of house … Read more