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Here Are Some Quick Tips For The Academic IELTS Writing Task 1:



Complex Vocabulary1

Make complex vocabulary, as much as practical and; try to start each sentence with a complex word and make the first word of the task as complex as possible.

Practise + Practise Again2

Practise + practise again - make writing in English and answering IELTS questions as automatic as possible.

Understand The Exam3

Understand the different requirements of the exam, such as 150 words minimum etc..

Task Response4

Make sure that you fully answer the questions.

Practise Writing By Hand5

Many people may write by hand only a little - try to redevelop this skill.

Do Not Repeat The Question Vocabulary6

Make synonyms and try to avoid repeating their vocabulary.


Make a schedule and watch the time to have enough for  checking etc..

Spelling + Grammar8

Careful of your spelling and grammar - get it checked by a native-level teacher etc..

Structure The Reponse9

Make sure that the response is clearly structured.


The IELTS exam can be a "high-energy" task - try to have enough food nourishment so that you can easily do the tasks.

 Practise IELTS Academic Writing Task 1

(Not A "Real Life" Example)


You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.


The map below shows 4 possible locations for a new house on a private island. Make a comparison of the different locations, talking about their pros and cons.


Write at least 150 words.


IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 Example

A = Harbour

B = Fruit Trees

C = Water Source

D = Marshy Ground

E = Bridge

F = Stream

1/2/3/4 = Possible House Locations

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