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Different types of essay questions in IELTS. The first rule of IELTS essays is to answer the question. One problem in doing that is there are different types of IELTS essay questions each of which poses its own problems. In this post, I talk you through the three main types of essay questions and show you how to identify them and what problems they pose. I strongly suggest that you practise writing essays on each type of question before you get to the exam. You will find a selection of essay questions organised by question type on my sample essay question page. 1. Here you are given a social issue or problem and asked directly to discuss it and very often asked to suggest a solution for it. Two examples In this type of question you are given the problem (here in red) and then told how to discuss it/your task (in blue).

In many countries schools have severe problems with student behaviour. And Many universities charge higher fees for foreign students. Typical task words “Why do they think that?” Typical problems 2. Typical task words 3. 1. IELTS Academic Writing: Part 2 - Answering the Question. In your academic essay, a considerable number of points are available according to how well you answer the question in the title.

Therefore, it’s very important to make sure you understand the title fully before you begin. Don’t just find a keyword in the title and start writing. Examine the question carefully first. You need to consider: 1. 2. Explain: If you explain something, you give reasons why it happens.Discuss: If a question asks you to discuss a statement, you should consider the topic from different, opposing viewpoints. IELTS academic writing essay topics are very varied. Firstly, divide your essay up into manageable sections. Next, spend some time brainstorming. 1. 2.

The economy: Is the issue expensive to solve? Don’t spend too long brainstorming. Let’s look at an example: As computers are being used more and more in education, teachers will soon be unnecessary. 1. 2. Agreement with the statement: Disagreement with the statement: 3. IELTS Academic Writing: Part 2 - Introductions and Conclusions. Most students know that essays should start with an introduction and end with a conclusion.

However, beginning and ending the essay is often far more difficult than writing the main body. Introductions are especially difficult because they give the examiner his or her first impression of your essay writing skills. Conclusions are the last thing the examiner will read before deciding your grade! Therefore, it’s important to know what should and should not be included in each of these sections. Introductions The purpose of an introduction is to clarify what you understand the title to mean. You may also want to mention briefly why this is an important issue. 1. You should define ‘illiteracy’ in the introduction. 2. 3.

This essay will firstly describe some reasons why illiteracy is increasing in developed countries, and then examine the effect of illiteracy on society. A good thesis statement will show the reader how the essay will be structured. Conclusions. IELTS Writing Task 1: How to respond when given 2 data sources. Article contributed by Ryan Higgins, One of the most common questions I am asked as an IELTS instructor is how to link multiple data sources together. Often, students find it difficult to express the relationship between more than 1 data source. In this article, written exclusively for, I am going to offer some insights regarding Task 1 response writing when given more than 1 data source to analyze. To get us started, let’s look at the following example table and graph: When looking at these 2 data sources, a few things should jump out as us. Firstly, according to the table, in 1998 Glasgow had a population that was heavily weighted with people aged between 35 and 64.

Many would rightfully call this an aging population. Students rarely have problems making these sorts of connections between data. Paragraph 1 – Analyzing data source 1 (table) Paragraph 2 – Analyzing data source 2 (graph) What you can see above is a clear picture of both data sources. IELTS Band Scores and Marking Criteria. Multi-level IELTS is a multi-level exam. You get a score between 1 and 9 for each section. Half scores such as 6.5 are possible. Universities often demand an IELTS score of 6 or 7.

You can use the IELTS Band Score Calculator on this site to convert your reading and listening raw scores. IELTS Listening marking schemes For the listening test, which contains 40 questions, the approximate band scores can be calculated using this table. IELTS General Reading marking schemes For the general reading test, which contains 40 questions, the approximate band scores can be calculated using this table. IELTS Academic Reading marking schemes For the academic reading test, which also contains 40 questions, but is more difficult, the approximate band scores can be calculated using this table.

IELTS Writing marking schemes The two writing questions are marked out of 9 according to the following criteria: Task AchievementCoherence and Cohesion Lexical Resource Grammatical Range and Accuracy. Official IELTS Practice Material (Updated March 2009) IELTS Sample Writing. Free online IELTS practice tests. Terms and Conditions Information published in is provided for informational and educational purpose alone for deserving students, researchers and academicians. Though our volunteers take great amount of pain and spend significant time in validating the veracity of the information or study material presented here, we cannot be held liable for any incidental mistakes. All rights reserved.

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