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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.



Nivel de idioma

Pre-intermediate: A2


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,


The LearnEnglish Team

Hello guys!
How's it going?
I think that to start a essay is very hard because is the introduction that will show if your essay will be good or not

There are a lot of difficulties that you will be faced when you decide to write an essay, especially if you are writing in a foreign language. The essay should be well structured, with separated paragraphs, the vocabulary should be huge with sophisticated words and we should follow the grammar rules. Also, the paragraphs should be related to each other without losing the meaning of the essay.

In my point of view the most difficult thing when you should do an assay is when you have to give your own ideas and you don't have the enough expertise or knowledge about the topic.

I agree with you and when you have a lot of knowledge about the topic you run the risk of the missing the point.

I found the preparation for a good essay outline is difficult. Because this is the step to collect all the best important ideas of the topic. In it, I will be able to give my essay a structure as well as detail any points which must be included in the final written piece of work.

When I write an essay, the difficulty is to think what to write. Sometimes, when l finish writing all the sentences I think of, the number of words doesn't get enough to meet the recommended number.