IELTS Academic Writing Tips

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IELTS Academic Writing Tips

Before the Test

IELTS Academic Writing Tip 1

Copy well written passages

As you prepare for your test, our first IELTS Academic writing tip is to suggest you copy well-written passages onto paper. CELPIP writing tips

As you copy, concentrate on the sentence structure.

With each attempt, try to remember groups of words in natural phrases.

Gradually increase the number of words and then check that you have copied accurately.

IELTS Academic Writing Tip 2

Practice Writing Reports

IELTS Academic writing tips

Our second IELTS Academic writing tip suggests you practice writing reports and summaries about:

* graphs
* pie charts
* tables
* processes
* bar charts

It’s a good idea to practice writing reports about diagrams you are least comfortable with.

You can send your writing for correction here

IELTS Academic Writing Tip 3

Practice expressing your Opinion

For our third IELTS Academic writing tip, we suggest you practice expressing your opinion in writing.

Practice developing your idea and writing in paragraphs.

It’s a good idea to practice expressing your opinion about the topics you are least comfortable with.

You can send your writing for correction here

IELTS Academic Writing Tip 4

Clean up Your Tenses

For our fourth IELTS Academic writing tip, we suggest you practice your tenses. Know your tenses inside out, back to front, and upside down!

Our One-A-Day series of workbooks can help you review and practice your tenses to increase your accuracy and your score.

Basic Tenses


Perfect Tenses

IELTS Academic Writing Tip 5

Read and listen to Current Affairs 

Read about current affairs programs to familiarize yourself with phrases and vocabulary.

Reading about current affairs will give you a range of ideas to write about

IELTS Preparation Tips

During the Test

IELTS Academic Writing Tip 6

Do not rewrite the question

IELTS General writing tips

For our sixth IELTS Academic writing tip, we suggest you DO NOT rewrite the question.

You need to make sure you provide some kind of status so that your reader knows what you’re talking about, but this can be in the form of a paraphrased question.

 

IELTS Academic Writing Tips 7

Do not write in the margins

Use left and right margins. Write from the very edge of the left margin all the way to the very edge of the right margin.

If a word doesn’t fit, write the whole word on the next line. Do not split words.

 

IELTS Academic Writing Tip 8

Do not double spaceTOEFL writing tips

For our eighth IELTS Academic writing tip, we suggest you separate paragraphs with either a blank line or an indentation. Do not use both, and do not double space.

‘Leaving a line’ and ‘indenting’ are actually two different writing styles. It’s important that you only use one of the styles.

 

IELTS Academic Writing Tip 9

Correct errors with a line

For our ninth IELTS Academic writing tip, we suggest that if you make a mistake, simply cross out the error with one line and continue.

Erasing and scribbling eat up a lot of time. That time would probably be better spent checking for errors or developing your paragraphs more fully.

 

IELTS Academic Writing Tip 10

Write ClearlyIELTS Academic writing tips

Use cursive writing. It makes your writing look more mature and credible.

IELTS is available as a computer based test, so if you know that your writing is illegible, choose the computer based option.

If the examiners can’t read what you’ve written, they can’t give you your score.

 

IELTS Academic Writing Tip 11

Develop your ideas fully

Our final IELTS Academic writing tip suggests you give your paragraphs lots of depth and breadth.

 

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