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How to Master your IELTS WRITING SKILL

First of all lets get to know what is the IELTS writing part.
There are two types of IELTS Writing section.

  1. Academic writing
  2. General writing

Better to know what is your purpose of doing IELTS test.
If you want to migrate or work you should do IELTS general test if you are planning to study should do IELTS academic.
which ever the type you are doing, you will need to complete two writing tasks.

Task 01-For General IELTS you should write a letter and for Academic you will be given a graph,table,diagram,charts,map,table etc…..to describe.

Task 02-For both types you will be given an essay.

How the assessment will goes for WRITING,
Let’s see

  • Task achievement -How effectively you will illustrate the main points in the task.
  • Coherence & Coherence
    How well you’ve organized and linked your ideas how you’ve used linking words & cohesive devices.
  • Lexical Resource-How accurate your range of Vocabulary & also whether you’ve used less common vocabulary
  • Grammatical range & Accuracy- the range and accuracy of grammatical structures.

How to master your writing skill

  1. Time Management
    You will be given 60 minutes to complete the entire section(task 1 & task 2).
    make sure to spend no more than 20 minutes on task 1 and 40 minutes to task 2 since task 2 will contribute more on your score. Include time for planning & checking what you have written.
    Practice your time by writing more papers
  2. Word count
    You can write 150 words for task 1 & 200 words for task 2.Anything less you will loss marks.
  3. Understand the task
    Read carefully the instructions and highlight the keywords.know what information you have to include.
  4. Organise your ideas logically
    Spend a little time for brainstorming & selecting what information you are going to include.
    Organize your ideas logically, and include linking words and cohesive devices between paragraphs, sentences and phrases.
  5. Know your Approach
    For each task there will be a separate approach
    Task 1 (Academic) – identify the main trends and features; in the introduction, rewrite the information from the task using synonyms and grammar transformation; organise your main paragraphs logically; don’t describe every piece of data – only what’s relevant to the question; summarise the main trends from your body paragraphs in the conclusion.
    Task 1 (General Training) – analyse the question; brainstorm ideas using bullet points; plan the paragraphs, addressing your bullet points; write the letter.
    Task 2 – include an introduction, at least two body paragraphs and a conclusion; in the introduction, rephrase the question and form a thesis statement based on your opinion; write topic sentences setting out your main ideas – one topic sentence per idea – and use one topic sentence to start each body paragraph; in the rest of the paragraph, use explanations and examples to support the topic sentence; sum up your ideas in the conclusion.
  6. Check your work!
    When you’ve finished each task, always do a thorough check.
    • Did you check the grammar and spelling?
    • Did you cover everything required in the task?
    • Did you organise the information into paragraphs?
    • Did you write a topic sentence for each paragraph?
    • Did you summarize your key ideas in your conclusion?
    • Did you rephrase the task in the introduction?
    • Did you use linking words and discourse markers?
    • Did you check for repetitions?
    • Did you use any complex sentences?

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