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How an IELTS examiner will check your writings?

The IELTS test, like any other exam, has its own criteria and way of evaluation. Thus, if you want to get the score that you need, you have to learn them all and apply them when taking your test. 

Here we learn those criteria in practice by checking the writings that our candidates have sent us to be corrected. 

In this video recorded by Ross IELTS Academy, we check out a Task2 essay written by one of our candidates and see why he got stuck in band 6.

Before doing that, remember 4 important things when you practicing IELTS writing:

1. Paraphrase the question. If you’re not sure about the synonyms that you use, it would be better to use the same word than employing the wrong word.

2. This is very important. Remember that 50% of your sentences should be error-free. If you’re not sure about the grammar you’re using, just don’t use it.

3. Follow the 3 magic sentences in your body paragraphs logically. What are they? Topic sentence, explanation, and example.

4. And number four, leave space between your paragraphs and only use the words that your 100 percent sure about.

In this video recorded by Ross IELTS Academy, we're going to check out a Task2 essay written by one of our candidates, and see why he got 7.5.

Before doing that, remember 4 important things when you practicing IELTS writing:

1. Fully address all parts of the task, and present a fully developed position in answer to the question.

2. Support your ideas in a logical way. Don’t forget about paragraphing appropriately.

3. Try to use a wide range of vocabulary and not repeating some words over and over.

4. Most of your sentences should be error-free grammatically. To get 7 and above you must avoid using simple structures. 

In this video recorded by Ross IELTS Academy, we check out an Academic Writing Task1 written by one of our candidates, and see why he got stuck in band 6.5, and give you some useful tips on how to get 7 when writing a Pie Chart report.

Before doing that, remember 4 important things when you practicing IELTS writing:

1. First of all, in all kinds of charts like line charts, pie charts, bar charts, tables, and multigraphs you should mention 4 key features in 2 sentences. If you name more than 4 key features, you will lose points in task response.

2. Don’t do comparisons when it is not necessary. When you compare too much in detail paragraphs one and two, it can have a negative impact on the coherence and cohesion of your text.

3. Try not to use repetitive vocabulary. Instead, use synonyms in order to avoid repetition in your writing but always have in mind that if you are not 100 percent sure about a synonym, it’s recommended to use the same word again, that’s better than making a mistake.

4. Most of your sentences should be grammatically error-free. If you want to get 7 and above in your grammar, you should only use complex grammatical structures.