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Tips for preparing for IELTS essay writing task 2

Tips for preparing for IELTS essay writing task 2

Tips for preparing for IELTS essay writing task 2

In this lesson from IELTS writing task 2 online course, you will know many tips for preparing for IELTS essay writing task 2 for General and Academic IELTS.

Tips for self-preparation for writing an IELTS essay:

  1. Read and analyze examples of completed work. Write out set expressions, useful vocabulary on specific topics (ecology, education, medicine) and connecting elements.
  2. Learn to write an essay on individual structural elements. Dedicate one day to introductions to different types of essays, another to paragraphs, and a third to conclusions. Then practice writing the whole paper.
  3. Plan your time, mark 40 minutes to write one essay.
  4. Reread what you write regularly and correct yourself.
  5. Write by hand – this will allow you to understand how fast you write and what the right number of words looks like on paper.

Reasons to prepare for an IELTS essay with a teacher:

  1. Tips from the personal experience of the teacher and his students who have successfully passed the exam.
  2. Detailed feedback on your strengths and weaknesses.
  3. Correction and development of your mistakes.
  4. Overcoming language and psychological barriers.

Tips for preparing for IELTS essay writing task 2

  1. Read the assignment carefully. Determine the type of IELTS essay – the structure of the work will depend on this.
  2. Manage your time rationally: spend 5 minutes planning the essay, 5 minutes for the introduction, 20 minutes for the body, 5 minutes for the conclusion, and 5 minutes for proofreading.
  3. Before writing an IELTS essay, consider the main ideas that you would include in your work, group them. Make sure you have an argument or example for each idea.
  4. Watch vocabulary and grammar – use formal or neutral expressions and constructions, do not use abbreviations, slang, colloquial words, informal abbreviations, vernacular.
  5. There should be a clear and understandable logical connection in your work. To do this, use linking words, but do not abuse them – they can lower points for this. Choose simple connecting elements: firstly, secondly, thirdly, finally, on the one/other hand, in conclusion, to begin, and, because, but.
  6. Do not be afraid to cross out or insert words when rereading the work. You will not be deducted for this if your handwriting is clear and neat.

IELTS Writing is that part of the exam where without a teacher it is difficult to understand whether you are making progress, even if you are maximally motivated to succeed. To get your hands on and write good IELTS essays, sign up for free IELTS online courses and start studying.

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