Intro  |  Score high in IELTS  | Solid structure in WRITING  |  Writing Task 1&2 | 


IELTS WRITING TASK 1 : Reading and writing are highly correlated. If you are writing a band of seven, you need to get your written essays checked by someone who can point out the mistakes you are making in the writing part.

A lot of people waste their time by attending English learning classes for mastering grammar. There is no doubt that definitely, you will make mistakes for sure. Despite that write 50 essays, two a day and get them marked by someone good at English, in about 4-5 weeks you will probably hit the IELTS WRITING BAND SCORE of 7-8.

Writing is a true check of your grammar, tenses, vocabulary, and sentence creation. Try to be descriptive without using a lot of big words. e.g., If you are asked to write a letter to a friend, you want to sound casual but cover all the bases of the letter. Using tough words won’t fit in context there. On the contrary, for a letter to a dealer about default equipment, you can use a variation of vocab to describe the issue while being ardent on getting a fix for it. Play with the situation and practice different writing kinds of letters/essays from the past tests.

Score high in IELTS


There is a way to get an excellent score in IELTS. That way is to do systematic hard work. By hard work, I mean, doing enough preparation in all aspects of the language and requirements of the IELTS. So, improve your skills in Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing, Grammar, Vocabulary, Good pronunciation, and Spelling so on.

Apart from that, you should specifically learn the pattern of IELTS, time management, how to wisely approach the exam, and how to use the right strategies sufficiently to bring out your knowledge of the language without losing marks due to carelessness.

You can use multiple mock tests under an excellent trainer to evaluate yourself against standard IELTS formats. Evaluate each wrong answer until you can internalize the reasons for each wrong answer and solutions to avoid those pitfalls next time. 

If you can take 15–20 mock tests you can easily get a band of 7-8.  

IELTS writing task 1


Solid structure in WRITING

How to create a solid structure in WRITING. ( IELTS WRITING TASK 1)

  1. You will always have 5 paragraphs, each paragraph will be focusing on just one thing.
  2. A paragraph can be as short as two lines. It doesn’t have to be big block of text
  3. There will always be one introduction paragraph, 3 body paragraphs and one closing paragraph
  4. You use simple english.

This is counter-intuitive to what you are taught elsewhere. Everybody else tells you to focus on learning new words to increase your vocabulary.

There are two reasons I will not tell you to do this: IELTS writing task 1

  • The amount of time you will waste in learning new vocabulary will not have any significant impact on your IELTS score. Instead, if you focus on learning smart hacks and techniques, you will see a disproportionate increase in your score.
  • A wrong use of a difficult word in your writing will get you negative marks, but a use of a simple correct word will not affect it negatively. If anything, it will add to an overall flow of writing and help you score more.

I  completely understood that when you are already faced with the challenge of time constraint, if I tell you to spend the first 3-5 minutes on planning your essay, you will not agree with me.

But you can write an essay that will take you 40 minutes, can be written in 20 minutes if you spend 5 minutes to plan first – making it a total 25 minutes task.

You should always write with proper planning and with chain of structured thoughts or else you might lose band

Writing task 2

It is vital to full-fill the Writing task, especially Task 2, in order to demonstrate your skills.

Writing Task 2 is worth twice as many marks as Task 1. 25% of the Writing score for Task 2 (General Training and Academic) is based on the completeness of the response. Make sure you respond to all parts of the task.

 This criteria is referred to as “Task Response”. If all parts of the Writing Task 2 are addressed, a person will score band 6 or higher. If the task is not fully addressed, an examiner must award less than band 6 for this criteria. So responding to every individual part of a Writing task is very important.

The remaining 75 percent of the score for Task 2 in Writing is based on vocabulary, accurate grammar and the structure and linking of ideas.

Reading can really help you a lot in improving your writing skills. Reading articles on the internet, as your past time activity, would really be sufficient.

Another tip : improve your vocabulary skills. By Improving your vocabulary skills can really help you learn the meaning of each English word and put it into good use in one sentence. Also, it helps your grammar too!

If I may suggest, identifying the SMART objective of your preparation would be pretty useful.

S – Specific: Your end-goal should be stated, for example: Be confident when taking the IELTS exam because you have to be utterly perfect when it comes to writing.

M – Measurable: A proper schedule should be created and maintained. Establish a number – how many words would you like to master? How many weeks would you like to spend on each IELTS section? How will I determine if I have accomplished it?

A – Achievable: A schedule with defined time and activity is something needed for preparation. Make sure that the words you wanted to master and the time you want to prepare would be achievable.

R – Realistic: Provide each list of words a realistic time to finish. Let’s say a list of 20 words can be mastered in 3 days or maybe a week.

T – Time-based: Schedule


Writing task 1&2


You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

To practice task 1, it is better to learn and understand graphs and charts units associated with them. You are not asked to give your idea or opinion. You should only give a report on what you have observed.

Learn the phrases and vocabulary of different types of charts and graphs

A continuous stream of practice will get you a habit of recognizing how to interpret them.

Writing task 2 ( source : academichelp)

INTRODUCTION (hook + background + direct hypothesis)

(hook – an interesting statement/fact to catch your readers’ attention and introduce the topic)

 Over the past century, humanity has spent billions of dollars researching viruses and bacteria. 

(background – definition + importance) In hospitals, universities, and military installations around the world, people have set up laboratories and use special equipment to capture, cultivate and identify microbes. This research has a major impact on the lives of all people. 

(hypothesis) Many individuals feel that research on bacteria and viruses should be banned as it is dangerous to human life; however, others, including myself, believe that such experiments increase longevity and improve health. 

(NOTE : While attempting the test one should sum all together and should write. The above explanation is just for understanding)

BODY 1 – (The side explained that you DO NOT agree with – research on bacteria and viruses should be abandoned.)

(Topic Sentence: introduces the first viewpoint – give a deeper definition of the first point in your thesis.)

 A number of advocates against the experimentation of bacteria and viruses believe that this endeavor causes more suffering and death than benefits for humanity.

 (Explanation – clear, connected qualitative and quantitative) Certain types of viruses and bacteria can make people extremely ill and cause eventual death. As well, they spread exponentially through the population and can be very difficult to manage. Furthermore, humans tend to conduct research on microbes to create biological weapons which could lead to the extinction of humanity. 

(Example – real world) Nowadays, the infamous coronavirus is spreading across the globe and infecting millions of people, as well as killing 2% of those infected. Many experts believe that this is a man-made virus, but nobody seems to know the way to stop this pathogen.

 (connecting sentence) Nevertheless, these incidents cannot be a reason for stopping medical research on microbes. 


(Topic Sentence) Arguably, the wealth of knowledge and advancement in the medical field, specifically with the understanding of microbiology, has enabled humans to not only add decades onto their life spans but also live with fewer illnesses.

 (explanation) When experiments are done carefully and ethically, the medical scientist is able to develop vaccines and antibiotics which save the lives of millions of people every day. 

(Examples) There are many antibiotics and vaccines available for illnesses like malaria, pneumonia, meningitis and the common flu to name just a few. These pathogens, before researching microbes, claimed the lives of many more people in the past. For these exact reasons, I am strongly in favor of continuing experiments on bacteria and viruses. 

CONCLUSION (points restated + argument strengthened + take-home-message)

In conclusion, the experimentation of pathogens can be detrimental and beneficial for society. Either way, many experts, myself as well, believe that the overall result of such experiments is positive and must be pursued. In the end, humanity has to see the bigger picture and not get scared by “momentary” circumstances. 

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Words to be noted :

  • Contrary : opposite in nature
  • Ardent : very enthusiastic and passionate
  • Internalize : to include, to incorporate
  • Pitfalls : trap
  • Counter-intuitive : unreasonable, illogical
  • Disproportionate : out of proportion or out of balance
  • Constraint : force , pressure
  • Demonstrate : display, show
  • Endeavor : effort, attempt to achieve something
  • Authenticated : to establish as genuine
  • Longevity : a long individual life
  • Exponentially : rising or expanding at a steady and usually rapid rate
  • Extinction : no longer in existence
  • Detrimental : adverse, causing damage
  • Pursued : to follow in order to over take

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