Best IELTS Essay Writing Strategy

Recently an understudy asked me, "What is the best IELTS essay arranging strategy?" I was so satisfied to hear this inquiry since it implied that this understudy comprehended the significance of arranging before responding to an IELTS Writing question and would not like to simply 'throw his thoughts onto the page.'

For a wide range of IELTS Writing errands, both Task 1 and Task 2, scholastic or general, it is essential to know about the accompanying:

  • successful readiness
  • compelling arranging
  • fitting style
  • proper tone
  • right structure and organization (ie ensure your letter 'looks like a letter' or your report 'looks like a report'.

In this post I'd like to acquaint you with what I believe is the best IELTS composing technique.


(plan, get ready, get ready; I've just said it multiple times in light of the fact that that's how significant I think it is!)

1. Peruse the undertaking question cautiously.

While you are perusing the inquiry, you ought to ask yourself the accompanying inquiries:

  • What precisely do I need to expound on?
  • What style (formal or casual) and tone (enlightening or griping and so on?) Do I need?

2. Conceptualize and make notes of your thoughts.

Here you are attempting to think about the most extreme number of thoughts you have that identify with the assignment (ensure they're pertinent!). You ought to compose these notes on the inquiry paper, as opposed to the appropriate response sheet, so then you realize that they inspector won’t read them as a feature of your answer.

3. Plan your essay

Here you have to choose the thoughts that you're going to utilize, conclude which are the most significant and gathering them so that your essay has a structure and isn't only a divided list of thoughts.

I discover a great deal of understudies are worried about 'wasting time' on arranging. In the IELTS Writing test, don’t look at any other person in the room and frenzy since they seem, by all accounts, to be composing their answer and you're making notes. There are two purposes behind this;

  • never take a gander at others in a test, you don't need to look as though you're attempting to cheat
  • we're attempting to utilize our arranging technique to get the most ideal IELTS Writing score; It's not a race to see who can compose the most rapidly!

That stated, it's essential to know about time in the IELTS Writing test. You have 20 minutes for Task 1 so I recommend you go through greatest 5 minutes on the readiness stage. You have 40 minutes for the more Task 2 so I recommend you spend greatest 10 minutes on the readiness stage.


4. Compose your essay on your answer sheet, following the arrangement you wrote in the planning stage

Make sure your penmanship is readable. In spite of the fact that you can pick whether to write in pen or pencil, I ordinarily suggest that my understudies compose their IELTS Writing answers in pencil; a lot neater in the event that you change and right things.

I as a rule suggest that this stage takes about 10 minutes for IELTS Writing Task 1 and 20 minutes for IELTS Writing Task 2. (You have to allow for the following stage; roughly 5 minutes for Task 1 and 10 minutes for Task 2).


5. Here the point is to watch that you've composed the best IELTS Writing answer you can. You're going to audit and improve your work.

Here's what you ought to check at this stage:

  • ensure you've addressed the undertaking completely (all parts of the assignment)
  • watch that your style and tone are proper and steady (eg NOT, Dear Sir, ………… 'Hi, how are ya doin?'!
  • ensure your paragraphing is clear and legitimate
  • all your supporting focuses are pertinent to your response to the assignment.
  • search for language structure and spelling botches.

Finally don't overlook that IELTS Writing Task 1 should be in any event 150 words and IELTS Writing Task 2 should be 250 words.

These word checks are acceptable rules. As I would like to think, Writing Task 1 answers ought to be in the vicinity 150 and 180 words, Writing Task 2 answers ought to be in the vicinity 250 and 300 words.

Here's to the most ideal IELTS score!

by Alanna Carysforth