IELTS Writing

IELTS Writing

IELTS Writing consists of 2 tasks; the total time to perform them is 60 minutes. It’s recommended to spend 40 minutes on the second task and 20 minutes on the first one because the result of the second part determines the final mark for the test. IELTS Writing is usually the most difficult section of the exam. For all foreign candidates, and therefore it requires the most Intense preparation.

The first task in IELTS Writing in the Academic Module consists of the description of information that is presented in the form of diagram, charts, tables or graphics.

What abilities are tested?

  • the ability to describe the information objectively;
  • the ability to contrast and compare the information;
  • the ability to use specialized graphics language, not to express your own opinion and don’t evaluate the data.

In the General Module, you should write a letter in which it is necessary to describe the problem and its possible solution.

What is tested in this task?

  • the ability to conduct personal correspondence;
  • the ability to analyze and provide general information;
  • the ability to express your wishes, needs, preferences, express complaints, opinions, etc.

For both modules of IELTS, the second task includes writing an essay in which you have to explain your own point of view on controversy view or the issue. IELTS essay is more important than the first part of the section.

What abilities are tested in the IELTS essay?

  • One should be able to come up with solutions;
  • the ability to express your opinions;
  • the ability to contrast and compare the opinions and facts;
  • the ability to evaluate facts, ideas or arguments.

In this article we present some effective tips which will help you to fulfill IELTS Writing:

  • Don’t be impatient!

Yes ! it is very important to perform both tasks of the section, but that doesn’t mean that you have to start writing immediately. Start writing only when you know the jist of the story.

  • Don’t use the phrases from the Question.

If you rewrite the whole task the examiner will not count these words, so your 260 words can turn into 230 if you’re not careful.

  • Expand the vocabulary

In IELTS Writing you need to demonstrate your knowledge of vocabulary. Therefore, always check for repetition of words. It doesn’t mean that you have to use long sentences, on the contrary, try to use the words with exact meaning.

  • Check what you have written

It is important to check your texts for grammar mistakes. Before official taking the exam, make a list of your most common errors. Try to practice as much as you can, it will be perfect if you write essays on the different topics every day.


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