- 2015年10月19日09:40 来源：小站整理作者：victor
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1.IELTS Writing Task 1: easy but accurate
If you can use "less common" vocabulary correctly, that's great. However, using "difficult" words or grammar often leads to lots of mistakes. It would be better to choose "easy but accurate" language instead.
Here are the sentences from last week's lesson, with problems underlined:
1) The highest number of people residence in Australia are those living in cities.
2) The highest population of birth are those born within Australia.
3) This figure was over 50% of those given birth to outside Australia.
Let's rewrite these sentences in an "easy but accurate" way:
1) The majority of Australians live in cities.
2) Most of the people who live in Australia were born there.
3) This was over 50% higher than the figure for people born outside Australia.
Can you rewrite sentence 1 using residence, resident(s) or reside correctly?
It's difficult to use "residence" in a natural way in this context, so I would avoid using that.
You could write:
- The majority of Australians are residents of cities.
- The majority of Australians reside in cities.
2.IELTS Advice: misinformation!
This week someone asked me a question which included the following statement:
Some examiners do not agree with the use of "I" in the writing test.
My question is: who are these examiners? I can't believe that examiners would ignore their training and penalise the use of "I". How are candidates expected to answer the question "Do you agree or disagree?" without using "I" or "my" (e.g. I completely disagree)? Also, if the personal pronoun "you" is used in the question, why would personal pronouns be prohibited in your answer?
我的回答是：这些考官是谁?我无法相信这些考官能无视他们受过的培训，居然惩罚“I”的使用。考生应该如何在回答“Do you agree or disagree”时不去使用"I" or "my" (e.g. I completely disagree)?还有，如果代词”you”能在问题中使用，为什么你的回答中禁止使用人称代词?
My guess is that this misinformation about the use of "I" is coming from teachers, not examiners. In my experience here in the UK, examiners are all well trained and they all work in the same way. They expect you to use phrases like "I believe" or "I agree" when the question asks for your opinion!
我估计这个关于”I”的使用的错误信息来源于老师而不是考官。以我在英国的经验，考官都接受了良好的培训，所以他们的评判标准是统一的。当问题是在询问你的观点时，他们希望你你用"I believe" 或"I agree"之类来回答。