🎉 James’ Tips ️

This week we are taking a look at some of the far too common and ingrained ‘HK-Eng’ mistakes, which though typical of Hong Kong’s second language speakers, are also typical of the IELTS performance of second language speakers.

The following sample was produced by a working professional targeting an 8.0 who currently has the skill level of approximately a 6.0.

Can you spot the most damaging mistake types?

✅❎ James’ comment on the student’s work:
First and foremost, the writer uses “and” ad nauseum, at least 4 times, which is an immediate red flag indicating a patent lack of grammatical complexity, ie, she’s lucky to get a 6.0. Simply put, overuse of “and” will NEVER get a 7.0 Secondly, the writer makes numerous third person singular mistakes, at least 2, even one of which, would otherwise lower a 7.0 down to a 6.5 even IF the writer had demonstrated a plethora of complex sentence structures, which the writer did not in the first place.
What’s more, the writer fails to use any articles, whether “a, an, the” but uses only infinitives, without awareness to neither singular nor plural. A slightly less damaging error, but given the error type is one that tends to “echo” through the essay repeatedly, is always decisively negative.
Finally a lack of linkers and sign posting indicate lack of sophistication and gloss, which gives itself a coup de grace as far as a 7.0 is concerned, with spelling errors.
Spelling errors, even a single instance, are not tolerated at 7.0.
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IELTS grows to 3.5 million a year 📈

The internationalisation of higher education and an increasingly mobile international workforce migration continues to drive demand for IELTS – the world’s leading test of English for international migration and higher education. The number of IELTS tests grew to a record 3.5 million in 2018.
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📌 Sacred Heart College 紐西蘭中學

建於1903 年,是紐西蘭歷史最悠久的天主教男子中學。該校位於紐西蘭最大的城市 Auckland 市中心的東部海灣地區,毗鄰Mission Bay,St Heliers Bay 等著名的高尚住宅區,地理位置優越便利,環境也十分安全。
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學校代表/講者 : Ting XU, Director for International Students聯絡資料 : 學聯海外升學中心
面試日期 : 2019-06-24 星期一
面試時間 : 15:30 – 16:30
面試地點 : 學聯海外升學中心九龍尖沙咀梳士巴利道
3 號星光行 12 樓 1229-1230 室
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James’ Tips

This week we look at a sample by a Hong Kong working professional currently targeting an all 7.0.

📗 Can you spot the positive and negative objective marking criteria?

  1. Chinglish
    2. prepositions
    3. determiners
    4. singular plural coherence
    5. spelling
    6. third person singular
    7. lexical accuracy
    8. more range
    9. parsing
    10. passive voice

📔 Comments 📔

Ideas trenchant, but no marks are awarded for good ideas; au contraire, it is the grammatical accuracy, grammatical range, and lexical sophistication, and precision, that renders the mark. Just too many errors, which can be overcome with adequate reading immersion and exposure coupled with writing practice.

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More vehicles on the roads these days. Most families now own more than one car
👉 The solution for problem 1
Better infrastructure. Car sharing schemes. Cycle lanes to encourage people to use bicycles instead of cars.

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Public transport is often inconvenient and overcrowded
👉 The solution for problem 2
More frequent and comfortable buses and trains would encourage people to use public transport.

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🎉 James’ Tips ️

This week we will be looking at a Task 1, and one of the techniques that students may use to show analytical ability as well as ensure they have enough word count, which is fatal otherwise.
This essay was written by a HK DSE student targeting a 7.0, however, due to the preponderance of syntax errors, is at the moment still around a 6.0 bank.
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✅❎ James’ comment on the student’s work:
Third person singular errors, as highlighted in the essay, are damning around a 6.0
The candidate demonstrates some ability with a range of complex sentence structures, yet some gaucherie as well, thus nullifying somewhat the effect.
Spelling errors are not permitted at 7.0
Candidate makes the mistake of using HK’s favorite incorrect preposition “on”, corrected in the essay based on context.

✏ Singular plural incoherence is decisive in a 6.0 band, and no higher than 6.5 if there are few errors, which this essay is not the case.

Finally, in the conclusion, the candidate attempts to interpret the data, which, though not necessary, does present an opportunity to demonstrate skill and analytical ability if done so skillfully within the parameters of the topic. It is generally frowned upon to attempt to interpret the data which minimally requires that one report, not interpret, it.

However, there is something to be said of, nothing ventured, nothing gained, and what better way to stand out from the candidate pool than by astutely demonstrating incisive clarity, within reason. The key is to say, “the data suggests” rather than “I guess”, with the caveat of the limitations of the data. This candidate has done so, as appended.

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