All the vocabulary
you use is rated. A good result can be obtained only by demonstrating
a wide range of words and expressions on any topic. Synonyms,
antonyms, phrasal verbs, idioms, collocations and their relevant
usage all this can bring you points.
4) Grammatical Range and Accuracy (Grammar and Literacy)
This criterion includes evaluating a set of grammatical structures for expressing different ideas, correct use, and your general literacy.
misconception in preparation for IELTS Writing Task 2 is to focus
on the last two criteria. It seems to many
that if you “pack” in your essay more different complex
and long words, more different times and constructions, you will
definitely appreciate it highly. Rather the opposite.
If you want to write an essay for a score above 6.5, then you should not grab the pen and write something page by page. An essay is not a stream of consciousness, therefore it is necessary but to create a clear step-by-step plan for working with each task. I recommend you follow these steps:
1) Learn to identify the topic of your essay: What will I write about?
If you miss the keywords in the task, you will write about something else, even close. The result will not meet the first criterion. Always highlight key words in the task itself.
2) Learn to understand the task: What will I write about it?
To get a high score, you need to identify the task from the very beginning of work on the task: what exactly do you need to write on the topic (agree,evaluate the advantages and disadvantages, offer your solutions to the issue, speculate on the causes, and so on).
3) Learn to generate ideas: How will I present my point of view?
For many, the most difficult thing is to come up with ideas. Your thoughts seem so simple and inappropriate.
Or there are no
ideas at all. If you do not have them in preparation, then
they are unlikely to arise in the exam. If
you have no ideas, you will need the help
of your teacher, who will “push” you
toreasoning and ideas that will allow you
to write an essay of the desired volume. In addition,
it is important to learn critical thinking and
the argumentationof one’s thoughts in ordinary
4) Learn to plan an essay: How do I organize everything?
I have already mentioned above that the principle “I will write something the more, the better” does not work. For criterion 2, your result was high, an essay plan is important, how ideas will be organized. All essays have similar elements (introduction and conclusion), but the structure will depend directly on your assignment, however, there are several writing strategies that you can use as a support for your essay. This will also include how you connectyour thoughts using linking devices.
5) Learn to evaluate, develop and argue ideas: What to leave and how to argue?
may be too many ideas. In this case, you will have
to critically evaluate them and decide which ones you
can develop by adding to them “strong” arguments, explanations
and examples, and which ones it is better not to include in your
6) Choose vocabulary and grammar: What tools will I use?
Typically, this choice is already in the process of writing, so you do not have enough time to think and choose. What you have in the active stock willautomatically enter your head. There will be no time to “think”.