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IELTS WRITING

If you’re looking to improve your IELTS score, you’ve come to the right place. On this page, you’ll find a wide range of information about the IELTS writing exam and how to study for it.

Where should I get started with IELTS writing?

 If you’re studying for the IELTS writing exam, there’s a lot of information out there and it can be overwhelming. The most important resources on this site are:

Our ultimate IELTS guide
While our self-study guide is all about how to study for the IELTS, this guide is all about the IELTS itself. It contains everything you need to know about the test.
Our IELTS writing feedback service
An important part of improving your writing is getting regular feedback. This service doesn’t only tell you what level your IELTS writing is at, it gives you the reasons why and directions of how to improve.

Latest posts

  • Band nine sample essay: Does university guarantee a good job?

    Our band nine sample essays are here to show you what you should be aiming for with your IELTS writing. Keep scrolling down for a breakdown of the structure, grammar and vocabulary that make this essay band nine.

  • IELTS Band Nine Essay: Is ambition a positive character trait?

    Our band nine sample essays give you the opportunity to learn from successful essays that show off the best structure, vocabulary and grammar. This IELTS essay on ambition looks at if this is a positive or a negative character trait. Scroll down for why this essay scores a band nine.

  • IELTS Writing Task One: The Practical Guide

    IELTS task one is the first part of your writing exam. In this section, you will have to describe a diagram. This might sound easy, but it’s easy to make a mistake if you’re not sure what you’re doing. That’s why I made this guide to help you get this tricky section right the first time. This guide is for the academic version of the test. Check back soon for our guide to the general version of task one.

  • Appositives to boost your IELTS grammar score

    An appositive is a really useful bit of grammar for improving your IELTS score because appositives are so flexible. Once you know how to use them, you’ll be finding opportunities to use them in almost any sentence in the IELTS exam.

  • IELTS Line Graph (Writing Task One Academic)

    Line graphs are the most common IELTS academic task one question type. They can also be one of the hardest types to answer. On this page, you can check out my sample answer for an especially tricky line graph question and find out why it is worth a band nine.

  • IELTS Task One Process Diagram

    If you’re looking to improve your IELTS task one writing, you’ve come to the right place. On this page you can find a band nine model answer for an IELTS task one process diagram question. You’ll also find useful structure and vocabulary to answer this question type.

  • IELTS Task One Map model answer

    Have you ever wondered how to describe a map in IELTS task one? You’re in the right place. On this page you can find an example of an IELTS academic task one model answer, a breakdown of how to answer maps questions and useful vocabulary for describing a map.

  • The Truth about Idiomatic IELTS Vocabulary

    Many IELTS learners get confused by the idea of ‘idiomatic vocabulary’ and think it means ‘uses lots of idioms’. By the end of this article, you’ll know why that isn’t the case, what you should be doing instead and why IELTS vocabulary learning doesn’t have to be that hard.

  • Fast food IELTS sample essay with vocabulary

    Our band nine sample essays give you the opportunity to learn from successful essays that show off the best structure, vocabulary and grammar. This IELTS essay on fast food gives the advantages and disadvantages of this type of meal.

  • Crime and punishment IELTS model essay with vocabulary

    Our band nine sample essays give you the opportunity to learn from successful essays that show off the best structure, vocabulary and grammar. This IELTS essay on crime and punishment explores the advantages and disadvantages of harsh punishment for criminals.

  • Band Nine Sample Essay: Vacation at home or abroad?

    Our band nine sample essays give you the opportunity to learn from successful essays that show off the best structure, vocabulary and grammar. This IELTS essay is about weddings and if they should be big or small. This question is about if it is better to stay in your own country or travel abroad for vacation..

  • Four Ways Band Nine Students Improve Their Vocabulary

    Most students waste lots of time when they’re studying vocabulary for the IELTS exam.

    In fact, it’s easy for learners to spend a lot of time on activities that are easy but don’t help them make progress. We’ve made articles in the past about how not to study IELTS vocabulary, but what should you do if you want to make progress? This guide shows you four techniques you can use to effectively improve your vocabulary in less time.