Writing Prep Posts

October 22, 2018 by Angela Rutherford
When is the last time you complained about something? Probably not long ago. One just has to look at crowd-sourced review sites like Yelp or Amazon to see that millions of people post complaints every [...]
Writing Clear and Effective Paragraphs on the IELTS
August 13, 2018 by Lyla Hage
One important aspect of the IELTS writing exam is being able to write clear and effective paragraphs. This blog post will provide some information on how to write well-organized and well-written paragraphs. Here are a [...]
Expand your IELTS Vocabulary - Environment
June 29, 2018 by Andrea Castro
Welcome back to our blog series on expanding your IELTS vocabulary! If you’ve missed our previous posts, you can find them here: Post 1: Expanding your IELTS Vocabulary - Education Post 2: Expanding your IELTS [...]
Writing Descriptors and What You Need to Know
June 15, 2018 by Lyla Hage
If you 've read previous blog posts on this site, you'll no doubt know the importance of understanding how you'll be evaluated on the IELTS exam. One important aspect of evaluation is getting to know [...]
Start Smart: How to Make Sure You Understand Your Essay Task Before You Write
April 12, 2018 by Angela Rutherford
You skipped out of the IELTS exam confident that you had aced the essay. You loved the topic and had a lot to say about it, but then you received the results and saw a [...]
How To Maximize Your Use of Time During the IELTS Writing Module
March 5, 2018 by Angela Rutherford
Timing is important in the writing section of the IELTS exam. Many can execute the two tasks brilliantly when they haven’t a deadline, but the one-hour time limit on test day is a challenge. [...]
Understanding English: Homographs
March 1, 2018 by IELTS
There are several different words in the English language that present challenges even for English speaking people. One category of English words are called homographs. These words are those that are spelled the same. Sometimes [...]
How Can I Develop Ideas on the Task 2 Essay?
February 2, 2018 by Tony Rusinak
I need to write a 250-word essay. I only have 40 minutes. I can’t search ideas on the internet or ask anyone for help. Are you CRAZY!?” Does this sound like you when preparing [...]
Writing Task 2: Dealing with Task Input
February 1, 2018 by Andrea Castro
If you’re reading this post, chances are you’re already somewhat familiar with the different parts of the IELTS, including the Writing module. But in case you’re just getting started and still don’[...]
How to Write Effectively for the IELTS Written Test
January 18, 2018 by IELTS
One of the mistakes most people make when taking the IELTS written test for the first time is to quickly read the question and then write their responses using the entire hour of test time. [...]