The purpose of an Essay is to demonstrate or develop the ability to construct a coherent argument and employ critical thinking skills.


hello..i'm yatini, student from Indonesia. I'm trying hard to make an essay for applaying scholarship program. could you tell how to make good wariting? thank you..

Hello Yatini,

I'm afraid we don't have any pages that specialise in scholarship applications, but if you do an internet for 'international student scholarship essay', I'm sure you will find lots of useful pages.

If the scholarship you are applying for is to study in the UK, then I'd also suggest looking at TakeIELTS.

Good luck!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

would you like to tell which one of the sentences bellow is correct?
1. In two days he will fly to Singapore to meet some clients.
2. In two days he is flying to Singapore to meet some clients.
Could you please add the explanation of the sentences? thank you

Hello SipiJ85,

Both are correct sentences. Which is appropriate depends upon the context and the intention of the speaker. You can see how each of these forms ('will' and the present continuous) is used on our pages dealing with future meaning:

talking about the future

future plans


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Sipi85

Further to Peter M's explanation, the main difference between the two statements is that 1) "he will" confirms that the event will occur; however, no specific date or time is mentioned. He may even fly earlier!
Whereas, 2) "is flying" is more appropriate when we know more specific details as to "when something is going to happen" In this case "he is flying" to Singapore on (Specific date)

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These programs are very usefull for my english language skills. I can learn anywhere and whenever. I'm very comfortable to use it. Thanks in advance.

Please how do I really start preparing for the ielts writing test?

Hello Janet Nabuk,

To prepare for the IELTS, the most useful thing you can do is take an IELTS preparation class, but I'd also recommend you check out our IELTS section, the website TakeIELTS (which has free practice materials and loads of other useful information) and our IELTS YouTube channel.

Starting on 2 October, there's also a free online British Council course you can join.

Good luck!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Very nice to see such a good support for people to progress in this sphere
Thanks to all people being involved in this.

I have na example of essay that I wrote some days ago

What are the advantages of playing online games?

Many people criticize online games, but sometimes they don’t know the advantages that these games can bring to our social lives or that we can even learn through playing online games.
Firstly, online games can connect us with the whole world, so we can meet a lot of people around it and even know more about different cultures. Secondly, we can learn to speak English by playing online games and history, because many games bring a historical background that they are based on.
Thirdly, some games can help to develop our cognitive side, for example, games that involve strategies, logical thinking and abilities. Moreover, online games offer an attention challenge, because we need to focus so much on what we are doing.
In conclusion, online games have many positive sides, however if we don’t know how to use them moderately as a result we may get addicted. In other words, playing online games is also culture and we can learn lots of things through them when we play safe and with control.