IELTS writing is the third module of exam in which candidate is evaluated for his/ her writing skills means ability to express his/ her ideas in the written form precisely and formally.
IELTS writing module is different for academic and general training students. This module comprises of two tasks that are task 1 and task 2. Task 1 is supposed to be completed in 20 minutes by writing 150 words. Task 2 should be completed in 40 minutes by writing 250 words. It means both academic and general training students are suppose to write two tasks in 60 minutes and 400 words in total.
ACADEMIC WRITING TRAINING
Writing module for Academic students is designed by keeping in mind students that are seeking to enter in undergraduate, postgraduate studies or professional registration and contains topics of general interest.
Task 1 includes the graphs tables, charts and diagrams that are needed to be summarized and explained in simple words. Students are asked to interpret the data, stages of process and to explain the working or description of even or object.
This task has similarity with the essay writing as in this task one statement is presented to candidate with a point or view or an argument. Candidate is asked to write an essay in response to that statement by justifying the opinion, comparing evidences and results in his own words.
GENERAL WRITING TRAINING
This module of IELTS general training contains the texts of general interest by keeping in mind the candidates that want to migrate in other English speaking countries for career or for global exposure.
This task is different for general training and academic candidates as for general candidates task 1 is letter writing I 150 words. Candidates are presented with a situation and asked to write a letter for explaining the situation in own words.
There can be three types of letters personal, formal or semi formal in style in which candidates are asked ti elicit and provide general factual information, expressing opinions, needs, likes or dislikes in response to the given situation.
This is also essay writing like the academic version of test but in this version essay can be more personal in style however candidates are asked to write in response to argument or point of view by presenting general factual information, outlining the problem and presenting solutions with justified opinions.
WRITING MODULE ASSESSMENT
In writing module for both academic and general candidates are assessed on the basis of their presented content, organization of ideas, synchronization and relevance of ideas with the topic.
However the task 2 of this module has higher weightage of 60% and task 1 has 40% but overall bands are given on the average basis taken from bands in each module.
HOW WE WORK ON WRITING SKILLS
We prepare the students for following key points to enhance their writing skills and score in exam.
- Identification of relevant information from facts and figures
- Describing the trends in task 1 of academic exam
- Summarizing the ideas
- Vocabulary building
- Art of writing in precise and relevant way