This is the second part of our series on how the IELTS writing exam is graded. Learning how the exam is graded is essential for your success in the exam. If you don’t know what the examiners are looking for, it’s becomes more difficult to meet their criteria. Make sure you check out our other grading guides on task response, lexical resource and grammatical range and accuracy.
Welcome to the first part of our guide to how the IELTS writing task two is graded. It’s really important to know how the test is graded so that you can craft your answer around getting a high score. This guide covers everything you need to know about task response. Make sure you also check out the Practical IELTS guides to the other writing grading criteria: coherence and cohesion, lexical resource and grammatical range and accuracy.
One common mistake people make in their IELTS writing is not using enough complex grammar. In this guide, I’m going to explain why simple grammar is a mistake, why people make this mistake, and look at some of my favourite types of grammar you can use to fix this mistake.
Poor structure is one of the biggest reasons students fail the IELTS writing exam. If you’re worried about structure, you don’t need to be. By the end of this article, you’ll know why so many students struggle with structure when it comes to IELTS writing and what you can do to fix this problem.