In this post, you will learn what to look for in the IELTS Writing Part 2 question and how to plan your answer.
Andrew Stokes suggests three key questions to ask yourself before your IELTS test. These will tell you if you’re ready for your IELTS test or not.
In this post, Kishore Roy discusses the importance of planning ahead in the IELTS Writing test and practise planning with a new exercise.
This post outlines everything you need to know about IELTS Writing Task 2 — from the basics, to a sample essay.
Bryan Dowie explains why a better vocabulary will result in a better band score in IELTS Writing, and offers some practical tips and exercises.
In this post, Peter Hare focuses on three areas candidates commonly lose marks in IELTS Writing — word count, spelling and punctuation.
The first thing you should know before going into your IELTS Writing test is what the examiner is looking for. Take a look at the four keys to success.
‘Reading and writing cannot be separated from each other: the more in-depth reading you do, the more in-depth writing you will eventually do.’ The University of Washington points to a clear link between reading and writing. Reading exposes you to different styles; it shows you how grammar is used correctly; and it helps you to build vocabulary and use it accurately. As the IELTS Writing paper has been referred to as the most difficult paper, all of these skills can help to improve the way you write. But to get the maximum benefit for your IELTS Writing test, and boost your band score, you need to use reading as a source for focused writing activities. Read on for an example of how you can do this.
For some candidates, it’s very tempting to write as much as they can in the one hour given in the Writing section — they want to really showcase their range of vocabulary and their ability to write long sentences. But do long essays really get you a better band score?