Here are the ten steps needed to write the best IELTS part 1 line graph writing task answer that you can.
Read the question carefully. Make sure that you understand what is being described by the line graph. Make absolutely sure that you know what you are being asked to write about.
Usually, this question will ask you to select and report the main features of the line graph and make comparisons where relevant. You are not asked to give reasons for trends shown in the graph. (more…)
Contractions in the IELTS exam
In the IELTS Academic writing module, avoid using contractions. Contractions set a more informal tone to a piece of writing. It is fine to use contractions in the speaking module – in fact, not using contractions when speaking will make your English sound halting and a little forced.
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One of the most common questions that I am asked is this:
“How can I improve my IELTS writing from a 6 to a 7 band score?”
IELTS candidates should pay special attention to their spelling. Your IELTS writing will be much improved if words are spelt correctly. Keep a list of words that you spell incorrectly and test yourself on their spelling regularly.
When you have finished a piece of writing, edit it carefully and check for any spelling errors.
Read this post about editing your written work.
Here is a short recorded spelling test. There are five commonly misspelled words. Press play and try to write down the words immediately. You can press “pause” between the words if you need to. Listen to the recording as many times as you want to.
When you have finished, you can check your answers here.