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IELTS Writing

IELTS Writing

IELTS Writing

IELTS Writing is one of the most important component of the IETLS exam, while preparing for your IETLS writing exam are you struggling to:

  • to compose ideas for writing, 2 difficult texts (Task1&2!)
  • to identify the question type (5 different types!)
  • write your answers accurately

in just 60 minutes?
…when you’re already exhausted from the Listening and Reading Test and still worrying about the Speaking Test? Well, Worry no more because we are here to give you the tips for the much-dreaded IELTS writing exam.

IELTS Writing Test:

The IELTS Writing test will take 60 minutes and has two Questions Task 1 and Task 2. Task 2 carries more marks as compared to Task 1; hence, the candidate must devote 40 minutes to Task 2 and 20 minutes to Task 1.

IELTS Academic Writing Test:

The IELTS Academic Writing Test includes two tasks. Topics are of general interest to, and suitable for anyone entering undergraduate or postgraduate studies or seeking professional registration.

Task 1: You will be presented with a graph, table, chart, or diagram and you will be asked to describe, summarize or explain the information in your own words. You may be asked to describe and explain data, describe the stages of a process, how something works, or describe an object or event.

For Task 1, you are required to write a description of what you see: this must be uncontroversial and evident to everyone who looks at the graphic. Where relevant, you are encouraged to make connections between different parts of the data and to recognize broad trends, and use these as the basis of your comparison.

Task 2: You will be asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument, or problem. Responses to both tasks must be written in a formal style.

IELTS General Training Writing Test:

The IELTS General Training Writing test Writing includes two tasks, which are based on topics of general interest.

Task 1: You will be presented with a situation and asked to write a letter requesting information or explaining the situation. The letter may be personal, semi-formal, or formal in style.

Task 2: You will be asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument, or problem. The essay can be slightly more personal in style than the Academic Writing Task 2 essay.

Grading parameters:

Most candidates can complete Task 1 easily but face problems with Task 2 writing questions. You will be taught how to overcome the Task 2 problems by using the grading rubric used to evaluate a candidate’s answer. The IELTS training program employs certain teaching methodologies that help a candidate express and write lucidly while being relevant to the asked Question.

Top 5 Writing Tips:

1.Form a clear opinion:

Most candidates fail to form a clear opinion as they fail to understand the topic addressed and its applied aspect in the question due to which they form vague opinions and lose marks.

2. Support the main points:

Always back up the central idea of the topic with additional ideas and supporting points. e.g. Students like to study in groups rather than studying alone. In other words, studying in groups is preferred over studying alone as students like to interact and learn.

3. Stick to the Central Theme:

The central theme to a Task is the main topic that the question refers to. e.g. Many students prefer studying in a group than studying alone. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Here the central theme is Studying and the application is on Groups or Alone.

4. Aim at Achieving Task Completion:

Task completion is the main parameter for judgment and grading a response of a candidate. The main pre-requisite for this is to form ideas that are central to the main topic.

5. Form a clear Conclusion:

conclusion that forms linearity of Thought and conveys the main opinion same as stated in the start of the response is more suited and yields a better response from the reader.

You will need to develop the most appropriate written language for each task to succeed in the Writing test.

Timing is very important: Remember that Task 1 is worth around one-third of the total marks in the test, while Task 2 is worth roughly two-thirds. It is important not to spend too much time on Task 1 or you will not leave yourself enough time to perform well in Task 2. Practice until you are perfect and focus on the task at hand and plan your answers in points before you write. Best of luck!!

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