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IELTS Academic 131 | How to describe numbers for Task 1

The IELTS Writing Tasks will present you with different challenges to test your skills in writing in English.  Among these challenges are some that will be presented as graphs. Sometimes this will cause us to panic. But actually it is simple to deal with.  All you need to do is look at each of the parts in the given graphs and describe one part at a time. […]

VIDEO: 3 Easy ways to get the vocabulary you need

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IELTS Writing 130 | The difference between a Band 7 and a Band 9 essay

This article will clarify the differences between an essay scoring at Band 7 and an essay scoring at Band 9. The explanation of these differences will help you to reach a higher score for Task 2 of the Academic Writing category of the IELTS exam. […]

VIDEO: Why these essays got Band 8 and these got 6.5

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IELTS Writing | 128 Extend your essays and improve your vocabulary

Using Lists to Improve the Length and Vocabulary of your IELTS Essay Among the requirements in your IELTS essay or IELTS Writing Task is the word length and among the criteria for its assessment is vocabulary. We know that sometimes we can find ourselves just short for words, and in an exam, we often don’t get much opportunity to present a better range of vocabulary. Well, here is one way to hit two birds with one stone. You can help improve your essay in both counts by simply using … lists. […]

IELTS Writing | 124 Four Ways to Use Comparisons in developing your essays for the IELTS Writing Tasks

Among the worrisome segments of the IELTS Exam is the IELTS Writing Tasks 1 and 2. That’s understandable because, since English, isn’t your first language these simple tasks of reading, understanding, brainstorming and expressing through words, become difficult challenges that you need to face for this part of the test. No need to worry. There are certain ways to make it easier to conquer these types of tests, as you will find in many other articles in this site. One way is to use “comparisons.” Let’s take a look at how we can use comparisons for the IELTS Writing Tasks. […]

IELTS Writing | 123 Getting ideas for Writing Task 2 – Essays about politics.

In this tutorial we will look specifically at getting ideas for IELTS essays about politics, we will then look at the collocations you can use to boost your score. If you are stuck for ideas, then you need to fill your head up with information about politics. Watch the TED Video below. To get the full benefit from this you will have to do the exercise, so grab a pen and let’s get started. […]

IELTS Writing | 120 5 easy ways to get the vocabulary you need to pass IELTS

It’s important to note that in the IELTS exam, 25 percent of your score in both the writing and speaking components is based on your use of vocabulary. As stated in the official band descriptors published by the creators of the IELTS examination, candidates who achieve a higher score of 8 or 9 use a large range of vocabulary and employ lexical expressions, word choice and collocation. This article presents five easy ways to get the vocabulary you need to pass the IELTS exam successfully. […]

IELTS Writing | 119 How to depersonalise an IELTS essay

In Academic Writing Task 2 of the IELTS exam, you will be expected to write a discursive or argumentative essay on a specific topic. You’ll be presented with a subject and question that may ask you to explore an argument, give your opinion or offer solutions to a problem. In this article, we’ll study techniques to depersonalize your essay so that you can provide an impartial view of an argument or topic before giving your personal opinion. […]

Why these IELTS essay samples got Band 8 and these 6.5

In this article we will be looking at a few samples of essays that got Band 8, and others that got Band 6.5 in IELTS Academic Writing Task 2. We will look at the criteria, analyze their structures, and compare their differences to see why one was graded higher than the other. […]