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About the Ielts writing test:About the Ielts writing test:Duration & Format:Sixty Minutes (60 Min) Two taskFormal Academic Type
Factors in the Assessment:Factors in the Assessment:• Appropriate, Accurate & Complete responsesaddressing all parts of the question• Ensuring minimum Word Limit• Organization & Linkage of Information-LogicalFlow• Range of Vocabulary• Correct Spelling & Punctuation• Grammatical Accuracy• Range of Sentence Structure• Examples & Supporting Evidence used, Reasons &Arguments
Strategy:Strategy:• Check you understand the question• Brainstorm Ideas• How many paragraphs do you need?• Express your own opinion with supportingevidence• Present a balanced argument• Remember to include an introduction and aconclusion• Use linking words to help make your essay easy tounderstand
Plan:Plan:• Introduction the Main Topic to Evaluate• Challenging Ideas• Agreeing with Ideas• Giving Opinion• Consequences
Program:Program:• Brainstorming Ideas• Balancing Your Ideas: Examples• Balancing the Essay in wholeFor AgainstPoint 1 Point 1Point 2 Point 2Point 3 Point 3
Phrases to use:Phrases to use:• Taking X as an example• In recent years there have been manydevelopments in…..• This might lead to……• After examining the issues it is evident that..• Firstly, it is important to consider……• I would accept the view that……..• There is no evidence to suggest that…….• Overall, it is clear that…………..• The final point to consider is……….• It is certainly true to say that………..
5 Steps in the process of WT:25 Steps in the process of WT:2
References:References:• PREPARE FOR IELTS: Academic Practice TestsUniversity of Technology, Sydney• IELTS Foundation: Students BookMacmillan• Helpful Hints for IELTSBritish Council (Gary Adams & Terry Peck )