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This course is part of the Understanding IELTS ExpertTrack

Understanding IELTS: Writing

Find out what you need to know about the IELTS Writing test and learn techniques and strategies to improve your test performance.

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Understanding IELTS: Writing
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Prepare for success in your IELTS Writing test

The four courses in the British Council’s Understanding IELTS ExpertTracks give you a complete guide to everything you need to know as you prepare for the IELTS test.

This course focuses on the Academic Writing test. You’ll explore the test format and develop strategies for each type of task.

You’ll look at graphs and charts in Task One, how to approach the task and the language needed for a successful answer. You’ll examine Task Two questions and learn how to plan, write and check academic essays.

You’ll also look at the assessment criteria, what the examiner looks for and how to write successfully for IELTS.

What topics will you cover?

  • The IELTS Academic Writing test format
  • The Academic Writing task types
  • Graphs and charts - language for successful answers
  • Planning, writing and checking an academic essay
  • Assessment criteria
  • What to expect on test day

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explore the IELTS Academic Writing test and develop strategies for each type of task
  • Investigate the language needed for a successful answer in Task One
  • Apply techniques to help you plan, write and check academic essays in Task Two
  • Develop confidence, learn how to improve your test performance and feel fully prepared on the day of the test

Who is the course for?

This IELTS preparation course is aimed at anyone who wants to improve their English writing skills in preparation for the IELTS Academic Writing test. It will also be helpful if you’re preparing for the General Training test or the writing section of other English proficiency test.

The course might also be useful for IELTS teachers. There are no formal entry requirements.

Who will you learn with?

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Who developed the course?

British Council

The British Council is on the ground in six continents and over 100 countries connecting the best of UK culture with a global audience and providing high-quality English language courses.

About this ExpertTrack

The complete guide to IELTS preparation with advice, strategies and practice for all four parts of the test.

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