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Writing Task 1 | Academic

In task 1 of the Academic IELTS Writing test, we are asked to summarize the information displayed in a diagram. The diagram can be a chart (pie/bar/line), a table, an illustration of a process, a map or an object.

The courses below will prepare you for these task types.

If you would like writing feedback from ex-examiners, consider joining our complete courses.

Complete Academic Writing Task 1

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First module free | login required

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Now with advanced writing feedback for two tasks. Learn how to describe data, processes and maps tasks to reach band 7+ in this complete course.

7 modules and tests, 37 lessons.

37 lessons | 1 month | £30

Study Diagram Tasks

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These lessons cover tasks that ask us to describe diagrams in the form of processes or maps.

9 lessons | 7 hours | FREE

Practice Tasks

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Practice what you have learned in our other task 1 courses using this collection of task 1 practice tasks.

6 lessons | 12 hours | FREE

Study Data Tasks

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Free | No login required

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Learn the best ways to describe the different task 1 data charts, orgainse your report and upgrade your vocabulary and grammar.

21 lessons | 10 hours | FREE

Writing Task 1 | General Training

If you are a general training candidate, you will have 20 minutes to write a letter in task 1 of the IELTS general writing test. The letter should be written with a consistent tone in a personal, semi-formal or formal style.

Improve your success at letter writing by completing these lessons.

Note that if you are an academic candidate, you will be asked to describe a diagram, process or map, not write a letter. Learn how to do so here.

Letter Writing

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Learn how to write a letter in an informal, semi-formal and formal context.

5 lessons | 3 hours | FREE

Writing Task 2

Essay writing is a skill that even native speakers find difficult. We must learn how to brainstorm and plan our arguments with relevant supporting ideas, use linking words and phrases to make those ideas flow, and paragraph our answer correctly so that the essay is easy to read.

Study these aspects of essay writing with our lessons below.

If you would like writing feedback from ex-examiners, consider joining our complete courses.

Complete Writing Task 2 (Academic and General)

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First module free | login required

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Now with advanced writing feedback for two tasks. A complete IELTS essay writing course for academic and general students targeting a band 7+.

4 modules and 47 lessons.

47 lessons | 1.5 months | £40

Linking Ideas in Essays

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Study how to connect your essay ideas with linking words for an improved coherence and cohesion band score.

6 lessons | 3 hours | FREE

Writing Task 2 Essay Types

Free | No login required

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Study 4 different essay types, each with a model answer and language guide.

4 lessons | 5 hours | FREE

Writing Task 2 Practice Tasks

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Practice what you learn on IELTSTutors.org with this collection of essay tasks.

4 lessons | 8 hours | FREE

Essay Structure

Free | No login required

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These lessons will teach you how to structure your essay into organised paragraphs.

9 lessons | 6 hours | FREE

Essay Language

Free | No login required

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Learn the important language you need to express yourself clearly in your writing.

7 lessons | 4 hours | FREE

Band Descriptors

Free | No login required

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Discover the band descriptors that that examiners use to assess your IELTS writing task 2 essays and learn how to score highly.

4 lessons | 4 hours | FREE

Reading

The IELTS reading test is 1 hour long. There are 3 reading passages and a total of 40 questions to answer.
The types of questions you need to answer include:

  • Matching Headings Questions.
  • Categorisation Questions.
  • Matching Sentence Endings.
  • Table Completion.
  • Flow Chart Completion Questions.
  • Diagram Completion Questions.
  • Short Answer Questions.

Go through the lessons below to learn how to approach the different questions in the IELTS reading test.

Reading Strategies

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This course is designed to prepare you for the IELTS reading test by teaching you three essential skills.

17 lessons | 12 hours | FREE

Guided Reading Test

Free | No login required

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Be guided through a complete reading test from takeielts.britishcouncil.org and learn important test-taking strategies.

3 lessons | 3 hours | FREE

Listening

The listening test consists of 40 questions, with 10 questions for each of the 4 sections. The sections of the test get increasingly more difficult; the first section is typically the easiest and the fourth section is the hardest. Each section is about a different topic and involves different speakers and a number of different accents.

These courses will teach you the strategies to complete the listening test with ease.

Guided Listening Test 1

Free | No login required

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Learn key test-taking strategies as we guide you through a complete listening test.

9 lessons | 3 hours | FREE

Guided Listening Test 2

Free | No login required

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Develop your listening skills as you follow our audio guide for a complete test.

4 lessons | 3 hours | FREE

Speaking

The IELTS speaking test is a one on one interview between the candidate and the examiner. The test is in three parts and is the same for both General and Academic candidates. It takes between 11 and 14 minutes. The examiner records the test so that it can be double-checked by a different examiner if necessary.

So that you can achieve success in the speaking test, we have created the lessons below.

Part 1 of the Speaking Test

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The 10 lessons in this course will prepare you for the different question types in part 1 of the speaking test.

10 lessons | 5 hours | FREE

Part 3 of the Speaking Test

Free | No login required

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Learn how to answer different question types, use discourse markers to organise your answers and develop your ability to express generalised ideas.

4 lessons | 2 hours | FREE

Part 2 of the Speaking Test

Free | No login required

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To form complex sentences you need to know what clauses are and how to use them. This course of n lessons will teach you how.

7 lessons | 4 hours | FREE

Grammar

Grammar is a very important part of the language you need to get a high IELTS band score. This is especially true in the writing and speaking parts of the test, where for a band 7, around 50% or more of the sentences you produce should be without grammatical errors.

Begin your journey to better grammar with our Key Grammar course below.

Key Grammar

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These lessons cover much of the intermediate grammar you need for the IELTS test, including complex noun phrases, articles and compound sentences.

13 lessons | 8 hours | FREE

Complex Noun Phrases

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Develop an understanding of complex noun phrases to add depth to your writing and speaking.

4 lessons | 3 hours | FREE

Dependant Clauses

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Free | No login required

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To form complex sentences you need to know what clauses are and how to use them. This course of 9 lessons will teach you how.

9 lessons | 5 hours | FREE

Vocabulary

A good vocabulary is so important to achieve success in the IELTS test. Knowing synonyms and the art of paraphrasing will help improve your score in all the skills tested. In the speaking and writing exams, vocabulary is 25% of the final band score.

In these courses we will teach you the important academic vocabulary you need to know for the IELTS test, and how to learn new words so that you can use them confidently and correctly.

Begin with our key vocabulary lessons below.

Key Vocabulary

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Learn the important academic vocabulary you need to know for the IELTS test, and how to learn new words so that you can use them confidently and correctly.

11 lessons | 7 hours | FREE

Everyday Collocations

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Learn collocations used frequently in everyday contexts. An essential course for intermediate level students.

4 lessons | 2 hours | FREE

Academic Collocations

Free | No login required

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Learn a wide variety of academic collocations to help bring your vocabulary band score to a 7 and above.

5 lessons | 3 hours | FREE