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


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

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

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.

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

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)

Identify English

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

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

I have a question:
Which Genre Family should the SAT essay be in?
(The SAT essay requires the students to analyse how the author uses evidence to add power to the ideas expressed.)