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Instructions for an assignment

Listen to a university teacher giving instructions for an assignment to practise and improve your listening skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.

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Pre-intermediate: A2

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Hello, everyone. :)

For me, the most difficult thing about write an essay is find the topic, and
sort the ideas to make sens, because sometimes we have the topic we want to writ, but not how we want to say it.

I think that the more difficult is find the inspiration, the concentration or the perfect moment. If you don't have a quiet atmosphere, you don't fell Ok or have anything that stress you, the essay will be a titanic task

I think one of the most difficult things about writing essays is first find a good topic, wichc can makes happy to the teacher, and the second is write what you really want and the other person understand. For that reason me all time I read, and read each time until I consider it´s perfect.

For me is hard to write an essay because I have to order my ideas first, and it takes me a lot of time. Also I have to read some papers of different authors before I write the essay to have different opinions about the topic I chose.

The test it was a little difficuld, but, it was funny. I always give my essays on time.

Hello!
Yes. I think it is difficult but not impossible . You just have follow the teacher's instructions . And if you have and doubt email him before you send the essay

my graduation project was very hard the prof. were unstandable he wants stuff that no one else ever did i just pass it thanks god

For me, I find handwriting is not easy nowadays... :|

I am interested in the IELTS essay that structure coincides with university essays?

Hi SergeySSSS,

Yes, IELTS essays are similar to university essays in structure. Both types will start with some kind of introduction to the topic or argument, explain the topic or develop the argument in the body paragraphs, and finish with a conclusion which summarises the main ideas in the essay.

But, there will be differences as well. There are many ways and structures to write an essay. Which structure you use will depend on a lot of things, including what the topic is, what arguments you want to make, what source material you use, and what the instructor or university's requirements are. IELTS essays will also be much shorter than most essays for university.

Best wishes,

Jonathan

The LearnEnglish Team

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