Hi,
I've got question about two sentences from the Cambridge IELTS book:
1) from the discovery of fire to the invention of wheel to the development of the Internet we have been moving on from privious ways of doing things.
My question is that why there is no punctuation inbetween "the Internet" and "we have been...." ?

2) Others, such as medical advances, positively help people to live better or longer, and so very much help traditional ways of life.
My question is that what does " and so very much" mean? Is it the same as " very much" or "so much"

And any I hope you can give me some suggestions about how to prepare the IELTS test? especially the writting part, I am really bad at it.

Thanks a lot,
Matt
Hi,

I've got question about two sentences from the Cambridge IELTS book:

1) From the discovery of fire to the invention of wheel to the development of the Internet we have been moving on from previous ways of doing things.

My question is that why there is no punctuation inbetween "the Internet" and "we have been.." ? I guess the author didn't feel that a pause was necessary there. I certainly do, because of the length of that whole first phrase, so I would definitely put a comma there.

2) Others, such as medical advances, positively help people to live better or longer, and so very much help traditional ways of life.

My question is that what does " and so very much" mean? Is it the same as " very much" or "so much" It's an emphasized form of 'very much'.

And any I hope you can give me some suggestions about how to prepare the IELTS test? especially the writting part, I am really bad at it. I don't have any specific advice for you. But if you want to write some passages and post them here, we will be happy to help you with them.

Best wishes, Clive
Hi Clive,
thank you so much for your respone to my question, this is a great place because of you guys. also thanks for correct my typo Emotion: smile
I will keep on trying!

Matt