About this site

This site is aimed at people learning English who have to do speaking or writing exams in IELTS and TOEFL. That’s over two million of you a year!

My idea for the “How to Write Argument and Opinion Essays” part of the site came from Bill Daly’s excellent Writing Argumentative Essays web site. I wanted to put together a similar site but aimed at non-native speakers, with simpler language and shorter essays, and particularly targeting intermediate IELTS and TOEFL students.

As a result, the advice and examples are deliberately simple and perhaps a little mechanical. If you don’t like models, or are into more creative writing, this site is probably not for you!

How to use this site

If you have time, the best thing to do is to start at the beginning, and go step-by-step through the procedure for writing an argument essay.

About Me

My name is Enda Tuomey, and I have just finished ten years teaching English at a college in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, a small country in the Arabian Gulf, and moved to somewhere in the Far East. Location to be announced soon!

I have been teaching for about 27 years in Ireland, Zimbabwe, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. I like computers, playing music, and traveling, but hate the feel of velvet.

Email me at [email protected]!

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