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:

The practical to IELTS writing

This guide covers everything you need to know about IELTS writing including how the writing section is graded, question types and how to structure out essay.

The practical guide to task one

This is the sister guide to our task two guide. It takes a comprehensive look at this tricky section of the test.

A book of model essays

If you want to be successful in the IELTS writing section, you need to know what success looks like. This book of band nine essays you can mine for vocabulary grammar and structure.

Latest posts

  • Task One Essay: Transportation in England

    Today’s task one essay looks at a table with a fairly unique problem: there’s a lot of information to include. When this happens, it’s important to be able to pick out the most important information. On this page you’ll find the band nine essay about transportation, a list of all the vocabulary used and a…

  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Robots: Band nine IELTS Essay

    Robots are a big topic these days. From self-driving cars to operations, more and more tasks seem to be being taken over by robots. This band nine sample essay looks at this topic. Keep scrolling for information about why this essay is band nine including structure, grammar and a vocabulary list.

  • Online Sales: IELTS Band Nine Pie Chart model Essay

    Pie charts are a type of chart that show amounts as proportions. In IELTS writing task one, you’ll typically be asked to look at two pie charts representing different dates and explain the differences between them. This sample essay will show you what a high-level answer looks like. Keep scrolling to see how you can…

  • Global warming: Band nine problem and solution essay

    IELTS examiners love to ask questions about global warming and environmental change. That means that you should do what you can to prepare yourself by practicing writing on this topic. You should also check out this band nine model answer and our guide, including vocabulary, to why it is a band nine.

  • Connectors for IELTS Writing Task One

    When you are preparing for the IELTS exam, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by connecting words, also known as cohesive devices. We know they are part of your coherence and cohesion score when you are graded. However, there are so many connectors and it is not always clear which type you should use.…

  • How to get IELTS band seven: Explanation with tips and tricks

    For a lot of people, the IELTS test is a big deal. Passing the test can be a step on path to the visa, job or university course of your dreams. The most common goal for the IELTS test is a band seven, but how do you get one? In this guide, I’ll explain what…

  • IELTS laundry step-by-step process diagram

    I came across this IELTS task one process diagram question recently on Facebook and thought that it looked really hard! It can be easy as an IELTS tutor to just pick interesting questions where it is easy to show off some good techniques, so I thought it would be a good idea to do the…

  • 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…

  • 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.