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How to improve your IELTS Writing skills immediately

1. Read the question - Answer the question

Read the question


Rule number 1 is to answer the question: Read the question carefully and emphasize all the information you need to include. This task differently in the essay and the report.
In essay, you will often find background information and the question itself. Be sure to answer the question
(eg "do you agree?") and do not write in general about the subject. If you copy another essay you have written about the same topic, you will lose a lot of brands.
In task 1, all the information you need to include in the chart/graph: Be sure to identify the key points before you start typing.

2. Do not Start Writing Early-Think and Plan!


It is important to complete both paragraphs in writing, but the way to do this does not necessarily start writing right away. If you do, you can get halfway through writing and realize that you can not finish it. Just start writing when you know how to finish.
In essay this can mean up to 10 minutes and in the task 1 report it can mean up to 5 minutes. The more you think, the beneficial and faster you will write. 2/3 minutes is almost certainly not enough. For more details about this, try to look at the Schedule of an IELTS essay-the 10-minute solution.

3. Write enough words

250 means at least 250 and 150 means at least 150. See my post as to how many words for more details about this.

4. Do not write too many words


Write Too Many Words


The more words you write, you have more errors you are likely to do. The more words you write, the less effective you become and the quality drops. The ideal is to aim for between 260-280 words in essay and 160-180 words in the report.

5. Do not copy all parts of the question

If you copy entire sections of the question, the examiner will not include these words in your word Count: 260 words can become 230 words if you are not careful.

6. Time is your challenger -have a plan and a watch

Time Is Your Challenger



Timing can be a problem. It is important to continue moving and stick to your timing. Do not be tempted to spend more than 40 minutes on your essay-you need 20 minutes to answer task 1 correctly.

7. Task 1 and Task 2 - Which you answer first?

The essay is twice as valuable as the report's marks. One idea is to do the assignment 2 (essay) before task 1 (report), just to ensure that you are done essay. You need to spend at least 20 minutes on Part 1 yourself. Do not try to answer it in 15 minutes.

8. Check your writing

It is significant to check your writing for the grammatical mistake. You must have a checklist before examining what mistakes you typically make. For a little more details about this, try checking this post on how to check your writing

9. Consider the scope of vocabulary

You should also check your writing for unnecessary words repetition-you are graduated in the different of your language. You should note that this does not mean you need long, complex words, rather it means you need to use exact words.

10. Think about the examiner-use section well

The examiner will not use very long sorting your paper. You need to create an immediate good impression and the best way to do this in my experience is to present a well-structured piece of writing with clearly defined pieces. This way the investigator will be on your side. But if it looks disorganized, the investigator will not be impressed.