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IELTS Tips And Tricks: IELTS Writing Tips

 
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julia0345



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:29 pm    Post subject: IELTS Tips And Tricks: IELTS Writing Tips Reply with quote

Everyone's biggest problem with Writing Task is finishing both tasks on time. What no one tells you is that if you don't finish either one, you lost a whole band point. This never has to happen to you!

The key to making sure that you report and essay qualify as finished is that they have a clear Conclusion paragraph. That paragraph can be one sentence long, if necessary. And the best news of all is, you have already written that sentence!

At the end of the Introduction (paragraph 1) of the Writing Task 1 report, you have written a summary of the information. In the same position - at the end of the first paragraph - in Writing Task 2, you have written your Thesis Statement. Simply be repeating both of those sentences at the beginning of a Conclusion paragraph, you have made your writing qualify as finished - even if there is more you wanted to write. And you don't lose a whole band point needlessly.

Here's what you do:

1)Make sure you do write a good summary in Writing Task 1 and a good Thesis Statement in Writing Task 2. (Your report and essay won't work without them anyway.)

2)Watch your watch! No one is going to keep you on track as far as elapsed time is concerned. It's up to you to monitor your own progress.

3)In IELTS Writing Task 1, if 18 minutes have passed and you're still writing Body Paragraph sentences, finish the sentence you're writing, quickly. Then, start a new paragraph (and make sure it looks like a new paragraph), and begin it with the words, "In conclusion,..." Then rewrite the summary. If you can, change a word or two (but not the meaning). If not, just write it exactly the way you did at the end of the Introduction.

4)In Writing Task 2, if 38 minutes have passed and you're still writing Body Paragraph sentences, finish the sentence you're writing, quickly. Then, start a new paragraph (and make sure it looks like a new paragraph), and begin it with the words, "In conclusion,..." Then rewrite the Thesis Statement. (This needs to be done in any case. It is an essential part of the essay.)

5)Ideally, in Writing Task 2, you should write the Restatement in reverse order of the Thesis Statement. For example, if it is an opinion essay, and you wrote your opinion and three reasons in the Thesis Statement, write the three reasons first, and then the opinion, in the Restatement. Again, if you have time and can, change a word or two (but not the meaning). If not, just write it exactly the way you did at the end of the Introduction.

6)Make sure you finish these "In conclusion,..." sentences on time. The task ends at exactly 60 minutes.

Obviously, this will not save you any lost points if all you have is a few sentences and your essay is far too short in the first place. But if you have written most of the essay, and followed the format, it's essential that you not lost a whole band point just because it isn't finished. So make it look finished.For Information on IELTS or Needs IELTS Materials than may visit our site:IELTS Studies
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Namrata Arora



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:48 am    Post subject: IELTS Writing Reply with quote

An amazing piece of information I must say! These tips on writing are extremely helpful.
I would like to add the list of words used to conclude each paragraph as well as the essay/ letter/ graph:
1. Thus
2. Therefore
3. Hence
4. So
5. In the end
6. In conclusion
7. Finally
8. In nutshell

I have uploaded content and tests related to the writing module of IELTS on wiziq. Do go through it and I'll wait for your comments.
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colinneale



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good material. Im teaching Ielts 6 listening at the moment in China.
I have some bookd which give practise exams but I wanted some actual old exams to give to the students. Any ideas?
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Brix



Joined: 28 Sep 2005
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm looking for advice on teaching IELTS Task 1 and 2 writing on the board using the book's sample answer, but also adding tips like:

avoiding repetition of vocab
using higher level vocab

Any ideas and methods in presentation of the writing and any other tips?

Thank you.
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