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Writing Task 2: Why can’t I get a band 8?

Published on December 2, 2019

Getting the score you need in IELTS Writing Task 2 is achievable when you know the criteria examiners mark against. Our IELTS experts have put together a guide on what you need to do right and what you might be doing wrong when writing your essay.


IELTS Writing Task 2: 7 steps towards a band 7

Published on November 29, 2019

For many of you, achieving that magic number in your IELTS Writing test can be a big challenge. Sometimes, all you need is a mentor who could guide you on how to approach the test. Here are 7 important steps that will help you easily achieve a band 7


IELTS Writing skills: the paragraph

Published on September 5, 2019

If you want to improve your IELTS writing score, you’re going to have to write paragraphs like an expert. If it’s for work emails, for school assignments, or for IELTS tasks, here are five tips to help you ace* your paragraphing.