My name is Poppy and I am from South Korea.
I have taken Ielts for six times now and I am taking another one on this Saturday.
For all six of them I’ve got 6.5 or 6 in writing despite that I’ve got 9 in reading and listening.
What am I suppose to do? I am so lost 🙁
Any kind of tip would be greatly appreciated
There is also in section for IELTS writing task 2, specifically under Essential writing task2 tips. You said: The most important tips to write a strong essay in writing task 2.
For me, I could not understand the sentence, when I read it, I’m like waiting to see, the most important tips to write a strong essay in writing task 2 are….(then you just explain them). I dont know, can you explain this part, please.
Through most of the post I’ve been, what i didn’t find is how to answer the question when the topic is contradictory for myself?
For example the topic in first comment about Whether to let children decide on their own or not. What if I’ve opinions in both context what shall I really do?
Should I go through only one perspective or can I mention multiple views on same topic.
Careful writers use to clarify how the ideas in their sentences and paragraphs are related. These words and phrases help the writing flow smoothly. Adding transitions is not the only way to improve coherence, but they are often useful and give a mature feel to your essays. groups many common transitions according to their purpose.
Hello, Liz and everyone who follows this awesome blog. I have a question which is really important to be answered, either by Liz or anyone who can offer me some help.
Yesterday I wrote an essay on the following topic:
“Some people believe that allowing children to make their own choices on everyday matters (such as food, clothes and entertainment) is likely to result in a society of individuals that only think about their own wishes. Other people believe that it is important for children to make decisions on matters that affect them. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion”.
Hi Liz, I have one doubt that I coud not find the answer anywhere.
My handwriting is terrible, because of that I usally write using capital letters.
Each paragraph should have a central theme , a central topic. In an opinion essay, each paragraph contains one main point for your view with supporting points. In a advantage/disadvantage essay, each paragraph has a central theme – advantages in one paragraph and disadvantages in the other. Body paragraphs for writing task 2 should be reasonably balanced in length – unlike task 1 where they can be of different lengths. See the model essays for task 2 on this page:
Hi Liz, I did my exam tod2ay but I am worried. For my essay paragraphs, I made sure the paragraphs ended at the middle of the line.
However I did not indent or leave a blank space. It’s very obvious that it’s a different paragraph but no space and indentation. Would I be penalised for this? Should I forget it and just write another ielts?
Just start writing where you want on the paper – at the top is best. If you don’t understand the words in the question, you have a problem because you are marked on your answer. So, try your best to get as close to the issues as possible. However, nearly all IELTS essay questions are written clearly and are easy to understand.
Thanks a lot for all the valuable info posted in the site.
I have a question regarding thesis statement and have mentioned below.
While answering advantage and disadvantage essay would it be fine to write the thesis statement in the following way,
This essay will argue that remote working is clearly beneficial in many cases. It will show how the main advantage is time for yourself and will discuss how a possible downside is isolation.
Can I ask you what I should do if i could not understand tha meaning of the words in the statement 🙁
And should we leave a space before the first paragraph?
Got my results today. The overall score is 6.5, with individual scores as follows:
L=6.5, R=7.0, W=6.5, S=5.5
The scores are not up to my expectations. As pointed out earlier my speaking task was a disaster, so a score of 5.5 in speaking task is as expected. But the reading and listening scores are not matching my expectations, it’s far below than what I had been expecting( esp. the score in the listening task).
Is there anything I could do now? Should I opt for re-evaluation?
Dear Ma’am Liz:
we are taught to follow DEE format in body paragraph for task 2. Define, Elaborate and Example. Do examples have to be personal experience like my self or a friend or family? Do I have to use first person in my examples?