Test Tips for Academic Task 1 Writing (Quick-View)
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Why You Should Learn Test Tips.
The tips on this page will provide you with a deeper understanding of what is required to write a high band scoring answer for task 1 on the academic writing test. In particular, because these tips reflect the Official IELTS Marking Criteria used by examiners when they mark your test, it's a good idea to get a 'heads-up' about what the examiner is looking for when s/he marks your test. The bottom line is that the more you know about the test before you take it, the greater chance you give yourself of getting a higher band score.
Essential Tips for Task 1 Academic Writing
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The slideshow (below), is an overview of correct writing styles for all types of letters. Essential reading if you want to write high band scoring letters. Click to expand.
Click on the links (below) for other writing test tips.
Academic Writing Task 1 Tips (Quick-view) (Extended Version)
Writing Task 2 Tips (Quick-view) (Extended Version)
General Training Writing Task 1 Tips (Quick-view) (Extended Version)
Test Day Tips (Quick-view) (Extended Version)