IELTS Writing: Failing to plan is planning to fail!

In this post, Kishore Roy discusses the importance of planning ahead in the IELTS Writing test and practise planning with a new exercise.

Kishore Roy, Exams Manager, British Council Egypt

IELTS Writing Task 2: Everything you need to know

This post outlines everything you need to know about IELTS Writing Task 2 — from the basics, to a sample essay.

Sieon Lau, Senior Editor, ClarityEnglish

IELTS Writing: Better vocabulary, better band score

Bryan Dowie explains why a better vocabulary will result in a better band score in IELTS Writing, and offers some practical tips and exercises.

Bryan Dowie, IELTS teacher, Hong Kong

IELTS Writing: How important is spelling?

In this post, Peter Hare focuses on three areas candidates commonly lose marks in IELTS Writing — word count, spelling and punctuation.

Peter Hare, Manager, British Council Ethiopia

IELTS Writing: The four keys to success

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.

Bryan Dowie, IELTS teacher, Hong Kong

IELTS Writing: Boost your score by reading

Writing and reading skills go hand in hand – the more you read, the better you will write. Try this exercise to start improving your skills and your score.

Andrew Stokes, IELTS specialist, ClarityEnglish