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

  • The Complete Guide to IELTS Writing Grading: Grammatical Range and Accuracy

    This article is part of our series about how the IELTS graded. If you haven’t yet, check out our sections on task response, coherence and cohesion and lexical resource.

  • The complete guide to IELTS writing grading: Lexical Resource

    Lexical resource is all about the words you use. In many ways, it should be the most simple part of the IELTS grading criteria to understand. However, it’s also the area with the most misconceptions around it. This article will take a look at the grading criteria, unpack what those criteria mean and explore what…

  • The complete guide to IELTS writing grading: Coherence and Cohesion

    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…

  • The complete guide to IELTS writing grading: Task Response

    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…

  • Common IELTS Writing Mistakes: Overly simple grammar

    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.

  • Common IELTS Writing Mistakes: Bad structure

    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.

  • Common IELTS Writing Mistakes: Using regular English

    If you’re taking the IELTS exam, there are several easy-to-make mistakes that you should avoid. By the end of this article, you’ll know all about why one of them is using regular English. You’ll also know why this mistake is so common and what you can do to fix it.