IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 Tips, Strategies and Criteria

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IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 Tips, Strategies and Criteria

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I prepare for IELTS Writing task 1?

The best way to prepare for IELTS Writing Task 1 is the the best way to prepare for any test, by practising. You can prepare yourself by practising sample tests and writing notes and messages in English. While practising you should focus on your vocabulary and grammar.

Can I retake IELTS Writing test only?

No, it’s not possible for anyone to retake ielts individual tests. Even if you wish to improve your score of a single section, you’ll have to retake the whole exam again including all 4 sections.

How is IELTS Writing Task 1 marked?

The IELTS Writing task 1 is marked using 4 assessment criteria, i.e Grammatical Range, Task Achievement, Coherence and Cohesion, and Vocabulary, with each of the criteria worth 25% of the total marks.

Are IELTS Writing test questions repeated?

Yes, they might be repeated.

Can the IELTS Writing test be taken through the computer?

Yes, if you choose the computer-based test, you’ll be able to complete your writing test through the computer.

How do I know what tense should be used in Task 1?

There will be dates in most of the questions, the tenses change according to the dates. If there are no dates given, simple present tense should be used.

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Nafia Zuhana is an experienced content writer and IELTS Trainer. Currently, she is guiding students who are appearing for IELTS General and Academic exams through With an 8.5 score herself, she trains and provides test takers with strategies, tips, and nuances on how to crack the IELTS Exam. She holds a degree in Master of Arts – Creative Writing, Oxford Brookes University, UK. She has worked with The Hindu for over a year as an English language trainer.

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