Writing Task 2 Band Descriptors

Course Details

Examiners follow a guide – the band descriptors – to determine the band score of your essay. The final score is an average of 4 individual scores for task response, coherence and cohesion, lexical resource and grammatical range and accuracy. Find out what these are and what you need to do well to score highly in this short course.

50 points are awarded for completing this course.

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Sam Morgan

Co-founder with 10+ years IELTS experience

Tom Speed

Co-founder and academic English university teacher


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Course Summary


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