James’ Tips

This week we take a look at yet again, the most persistent HK-Chinglish errors that nearly all of the HK students are making in the IELTS exam. Although there are many mistakes in the following essay, all of which have been corrected, this analysis will focus on the most critical errors, or headshots, that even one of which will derail a 7.0 attempt.

This sample was written by a HK working professional attempting to get an all 7.0, just like everybody else, and just like everybody else, consistently still getting a 6.5. Can you spot the mistakes:

📌 Comments

☑️ 1. stronger paraphrase
☑️ 2. more LR (lexical resource)
☑️ 3. spelling errors
☑️ 4. some solecism
☑️ 5. more range
☑️ 6. singular plural incoherence, a fatal and careless mistake

Notwithstanding the candidate demonstrates above average lexical resource with some sophisticated complex sentence structures, adequate usage of discourse markers and clear progression of ideas, some careless and fatal mistakes are also made, including single plural incoherence, overuse of simple words, some broken sentences, lack of coherence or development of introduced Task Achievement topics, wrong use of pronouns mistakenly used as conjunctions which they are not, ultimately rendering the attempt a reasonably strong 6.5 but no cigar and no champagne.

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📂 // James’ Tips //

This week we take a look at yet again, the most persistent HK-Chinglish errors that nearly all of the HK students are making in the IELTS exam. Although there are many mistakes in the following essay, all of which have been corrected, this analysis will focus on the most critical errors, or headshots, that even one of which will derail a 7.0 attempt.

This sample was written by a HK working professional attempting to get an all 7.0, just like everybody else, and just like everybody else, consistently still getting a 6.0. Can you spot the mistakes:

📌 Comments

☑️ 1. tense issues
☑️ 2. spelling errors
☑️ 3. 3rd person singular
☑️ 4. passive versus active voice
☑️ 5. punctuation
☑️ 6. range; a range of complex sentence structures
☑️ 7. linkers
☑️ 8. appropriate lexical register
☑️ 9. “and” does not qualify as range for anything higher than 6.0
☑️ 10. over use of “on” as HK-Chinglish’s favorite no. 1 preposition, which is NOT a master key.

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🔖 只靠 Paper Marking,IELTS Writing不出兩個月就達標了!

在十月分介紹了我們專攻 Writing 的 paper marking 服務。當中也提到很多的學生都非常感興趣,尤其是工作較忙碌的在職人士,他們特別贊同這個改卷的服務。同時也分享了一個學生她正正就是需要Writing的指導,她其他的 papers 都已經考得相當不錯,已在 Reading / Listening 同 Speaking 都達到8.5的分數,唯獨 Writing 又是上不到 7.0。

👍 繼上次十月的分享,學生 👩 Bonnie 她在八月份考得 IELTS 8.5/ 8.5/ 6.5/ 8.5(L/ R/ W/ S) 的成績,然後在九月就已經開始了在 Elite 的 paper marking 服務,很快就報考了十一月的 IELTS test。這裏我們也分享了Bonnie 的成績表,她在短短的時間裏輕輕鬆鬆地達標了!️🎉
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其實 IELTS 由 6.0 到 7.0 和 6.5 到 7.0 的分別不大,你們知道嗎?個案一分享!

剛在上兩篇,我們提及到我們的學生 Winnie 雖然 Writing 還差 0.5 才達標但Reading, Listening 達到滿分 9.0 和Speaking7.0 的她。爲何 Writing 還是一直卡住在 6.5 呢?

🔖 上次也提到 IELTS 其實由 6.0 到 7.0 📈 和 6.5 到 7.0 的分別不大,可是大部分他們都認爲 6.5 到 7.0 只不過是 0.5 之差,所以很多考生通常要達到 7 分之前都會徘徊在 6.0 至6.5 分。上次我們剛剛分享了其中一個個案,以下是個案二:
但正正就是技巧的問題,最終都是要一定的 training才能突破 6.5 的框框。
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📘 James’ Tips

This week we take a closer look at a strong candidate who is targeting a 7.0 and is very nearly there.

This sample was written by a DSE student. Can you notice how this writing compares with that of the average Hong Kong candidate?

📌 Comments:

🔖 ATTENTION TO DETAIL

The candidate demonstrates skill at a range of extended and complex sentence structures, with skilful usage of complex conjunctions and adequate signposting of discourse markers.

Piquantly, the candidate demonstrates considerable flexibility in lexical resource, with precise usage of more sophisticated and uncommon lexis.

Unfortunately the candidate also makes a few persistent errors, notably in parsing, preposition usage, and determiners.

Taken on the whole this essay is very near 7.0 to 7.5 yet has just enough errors to lower performance to the 7.0 and possibly 6.5 range.

😍 The margin, for error, decreases, the higher one goes.

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📘 James’ Tips

This week we take a look at a student who has already achieved a 7.0 but is struggling to raise performance higher to an 8.0, having not yet grasped and incorporated the necessary standard.

Comments:

🔖 LACK OF DETERMINERS, SINGULAR OR PLURAL AWARENESS, AND THE IMPORTANCE OF SOPHISTICATED LEXICAL ITEMS.

📌 Task Achievement check.

💡Coherence and cohesion sound.

Grammatical accuracy reasonable yet with some hiccups.
Grammatical range evident, though more is always better.
Lexical resource seems a bit lagging in effort or flexibility particularly initially albeit this is somewhat mitigated towards the end yet gives the impression of too little, too late.
Some fatal errors regarding the lack of awareness with the indefinite article, or determiners, singular or plural, see corrections.

📚 Too many small mistakes regarding singular or plural, indicating a lack of mature native grammatical awareness, coupled with overly simple words such as happiness.

Not only the higher one aims the smaller the margin of error, but also the greater the need to do something flamboyant and dashing, particularly above 7.5, which can be achieved either with winding and accurate complex sentences, precise circumlocution, or lexis that is both colourful as well as accurate: as Mark Twain said, “the difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.”

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📌 真實學生 : IELTS Writing 數堂就從 6.5 到 7.5 📈

我地既學生Rex本身英文不錯,他需要全7既成績去移民。每次上堂他都表演得很滿意亦經常當面稱贊James,落堂後他都會很高興地表示 James 幫了他很多,教了他很多!

IELTS 考試最大的困難都莫過於 Writing 同 Speaking, Rex只上了幾堂(5堂左右)私人班(每次一小時)就已經有很明顯的進步!但他想達到全8的成績,所以他會繼續努力, 再嘗試多幾次的課堂,待續…

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