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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?

┬áIf 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.

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  • Essay of the Week: Studying online or in person?

    Our band nine sample essays give you the opportunity to learn from successful essays that show off the best structure, vocabulary and grammar. This is an advantages and disadvantages type essay which is all about online study.

  • Essay of the Week: Cycling to work

    Our band nine sample essays give you the opportunity to learn from successful essays that show off the best structure, vocabulary and grammar. This is a two-part question about why people don’t cycle more and what we can do to bring more cyclists to the streets.

  • Essay of the Week: Should you raise children in the city or countryside?

    Our band nine sample essays give you the opportunity to learn from successful essays that show off the best structure, vocabulary and grammar. This ‘two sides and an opinion’ essay is about if an urban or rural environment is better for children.

  • Essay of the Week: Brain drain in the developing world

    Our band nine sample essays give you the opportunity to learn from successful essays that show off the best structure, vocabulary and grammar. This problem and solution type essay is about the complex issue of ‘brain drain’ in the developing world.

  • Essay of the Week: Should students study science or the arts?

    Our band nine sample essays give you the opportunity to learn from successful essays that show off the best structure, vocabulary and grammar. This two part-question essay is about the shift towards studying science from art and literature.

  • Essay of the Week: Should students get work experience before university?

    Our band nine sample essays give you the opportunity to learn from successful essays that show off the best structure, vocabulary and grammar. This essay looks at if it is better for students to get some work experience before attending university.

  • Sample Essay: Task one describing a line graph

    This is a sample academic task one essay which asks you to describe a line graph. The line graph is about music sales in the United Kingdom over a five-year period.

  • Essay of the Week: Should you work for yourself or a company?

    Our band nine sample essays give you the opportunity to learn from successful essays that show off the best structure, vocabulary and grammar. This essay is asks for your opinion about if it would be better to work for yourself or someone else.

  • Why is this essay band nine?

     Each week, we send out an IELTS writing question to our subscribers. The following week, we send out our version of that essay. While we think that getting a band nine is overrated, we get a lot of questions about it. In this article, I’m going to take a look at one of our essays and see what makes it a band nine essay. 

  • Essay of the Week: Modern or traditional music

    Our band nine sample essays give you the opportunity to learn from successful essays that show off the best structure, vocabulary and grammar. This essay is a two-part question which asks about the importance of music, traditional music and international music.

  • Essay of the Week: Are experiences or possessions more important?

    Our band nine sample essays give you the opportunity to learn from successful essays that show off the best structure, vocabulary and grammar. This agree or disagree essay asks you to compare experiences with material possessions.

  • IELTS Essay of the Week: Problems and solutions with car reliance

    Our band nine sample essays give you the opportunity to learn from successful essays that show off the best structure, vocabulary and grammar. This problem and solution essay asks about a reliance on cars in cities.