IELTS writing is considered to be the difficult module in four of them. It needs concentration, vocabulary and grammar. Writing test checking is very strict as the examiner needs perfection in the text. repetitive words are strictly prohibited in writing text and synonyms should be used instead. Academic and general writing tests are different from each other in context but have the same time to be attempt.
IELTS WRITING ACADEMICS
This a an easy and to the point task in which the test taker has to respond to the chart, map, table or process. This task is composed of 150 words in which the test taker is bound to summaries, describe and explain the task. The main reason behind this task is to examine the understanding level of the test taker that whether he can understand visual figures or not. secondly his grammar and conveying thoughts into text skills are monitored.
This is the detailed part of the writing test composed of 250 words. The test taker will be provided with a question in which he will be asked several things. the test taker will then write an essay on those points explaining the points with his everyday experience and examples. repetitive and informal words should not be used because the topic of the essay will always be formal.
IELTS WRITING GENERAL
IELTS general writing task 01 is completely different from academic task 01. In this task a scenario will be given to the test taker and he will write a letter on that situation or ask for information from the authorities. the words count is same but the context and pattern is changed as compared to academic task 01. secondly the test taker has to understand the question well that whether the letter is demanded in personal, semi-formal or formal way.
This task is same as academic task 02 in which you have to write an essay on the given prompt, problem or information. The essay format is more personal in this task but the format is same as that in academic task 02. secondly the topic of essays will be different on the given test date. In essay more knowledge, personal experience and examples should be included to make it productive.
Strategies to write tasks
Academic Writing Task 01
The test taker should ensure that his text is coherent, accurate, having no grammatical mistakes and achieve the goals of the task. This criteria should be prioritized.
Paraphrasing the question in the first paragraph by using synonyms is the best strategy to introduce your text.
Write a review about the task which can be map, chart, table and process.
Explain the main points and make comparisons between key features.
The most import thing is that rethink and read your whole work again so that any mistakes in the text should be removed.
General Writing Task 01
Keep in view the criteria of the test which is to be coherent, correct, to the point and text free of grammatical mistakes.
In this type of task there are three ways to write a test which are personal, formal or semi-formal. It is important to understand that the letter is required in which form.
Read the question carefully and answer every single point of the question. This will automatically enable you to complete the words count required.
Sign off your letter, write your name beneath and review your text to wipe out the mistakes.
General and Academic Writing Task 02
understanding the question and topic of the task is one of the important strategy for scoring good bands in IELTS writing task 02.
Before starting the answer, the test taker should plan the answer so that the answer is constructive and include all the necessary points.
The introduction of the text should give the examiner an idea that what he is going to explain in the upcoming paragraphs.
In the main body paragraph, the test taker gives full details about the passage. explanation of key points and examples are present in this section.
The last paragraph should be conclusion including summary of the whole text.