Writing section on IELTS is the last one after Listening and Reading sections respectively. There are two Writing tasks and BOTH must be attempted to get the final score in the writing section. The writing Task 1 may vary based on the module of the IELTS: Academic or General Training
Last month you had an overseas holiday with some friends where you stayed at their house. They have just sent you some holiday photos.
Write a letter to your friends.
In your letter: Thank them for the holiday and the photos. Explain why you didn’t write earlier. Invite them to come and stay with you.
After working with more than 3000 students who were preparing for IELTS General Training module, we have observed even candidates with proficient Listening, Reading and Speaking skills are stuck at 6.5 bands in Writing. Why is it so? We have observed a few patterns the way you approach these essays and have compiled the most common reasons below.
You stayed with overseas friend last month.
Write a letter to your overseas friend. In this letter:
Thank him or her for the photos and for the holidays. Explain why you didn’t write earlier
Invite him or her for an event in your country.
We at Career Care meet students preparing for IELTS from all over the world. It is interesting to observe that some of the mistakes in the Writing section of most of the students are similar despite the cultural variety and educational system. Based on our observations, we have shortlisted 5 ways to boost your IELTS writing scores that can work for anyone who is preparing for IELTS tests.
There is a problem on a road outside your home.
Write a letter to your local councilor. In your letter
Explain what the problem is;
tell the councillor; what you would like to be done
You are experiencing financial problems and want to ask your landlord if you can pay your rent late. Write a letter to your landlord.
In your letter explain:
Why you are writing to him.
Why you cannot pay the rent.
When you will pay the rent.
You recently went on a trip with your friend and you both took some photographs.
Write a letter to your friend. In your letter
Ask your friend to send you one of the photographs. Explain why you need that particular photograph. And tell your friend what happened to your copy of it.
You recently read an article in newspaper about someone you know personally. You found some information is wrong.
Write a letter to the editor to inform him about it. Use following points:
What is the article about?
What is the error?
What you expect an editor to do?
You and some friends ate a meal at a restaurant to celebrate a special occasion, and you were very pleased with the food and service.
Write a letter to the restaurant manager. In your letter