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Understanding IELTS: Writing

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Overview

Prepare for success in your IELTS Writing test

The British Council’s four Understanding IELTS courses give you a complete guide to everything you need to know as you prepare for the IELTS test.

This course focuses on the Academic Writing test. You’ll explore the test format and develop strategies for each type of task.

You’ll look at graphs and charts in Task One, how to approach the task and the language needed for a successful answer. You’ll examine Task Two questions and learn how to plan, write and check academic essays.

You’ll also look at the assessment criteria, what the examiner looks for and how to write successfully for IELTS.

This course is designed for anyone preparing for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test. IELTS teachers will also find it useful.

This course is part of the program Understanding IELTS, you can sign up here

Taught by

Chris Cavey

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It's wonderful experience to listen to the very authentic speakers and reading very well organized and well structured English during the course.Initially I thought it would be difficult to continue but it is not at all. Videos are captured keeping different speakers which hooks in the reader and keep on generating curiosity. The material inform of skript is also provided so if some times we are less active with our receptive organs we may read means this course tries to inculcate English language in our routine by all hooks and by crooks. Which you start feeling in you The English language!.Thank you it's really great to write such responses like this our motivations and enthusiasm is shone.
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Hello! I am currently taking the ¨Understanding IELTS:Writing" online course and I have found it very helpful so far. The few lessons I have been through had clarified many questions I had regarding the IELTS writing exam. Some of the things I have learn are: the number of tasks you need to answer and what kind of writing you will have to do. Also, they provide you with the criteria used to evaluate your writings so you can identify the areas you need to work on to achieve the band score required for your studies or your work. Another aspect that I liked is the tips, they give you simple, easy-to-follow tips to improve your writing skills and you can put them into practise every day. Thanks Future Learn.
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Anonymous
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Even when I have already taken this course four years ago, I realized that I have forgotten how to write an essay. Now, after I've taken this course I remembered the correct use of words in Coherence and Cohesion in the academic writing. Also, I can say that practicing here was really helpful for me since students from all over the world are expressing their own ideas so that I can learn from them. Furthermore, educators are always here giving students feedback and guidance through the whole course. So, don't be shy and try to do your own here. (=
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Anonymous
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I haven't been able to make up my mind on whether or not I want to write the test because I didnt know how to prepare. I didnt even know from where to start. What books to read, where to get them. I had downloaded an app for IELTS, but it wasn't long before I lost interest.

After completing a course on HSS, I saw that there was such a course and signed up for it not knowing what to expect.

Now, I am still taking the course and I dare say I have learnt a lot. I am going to take the exam and I am know I will excel.

.Thanks to the tutors and IELTS team.
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Anonymous
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As I'm on the verge of finishing this wonderful course, I would like to recommend it for those who are still in two minds whether to begin it or not. You should definitely do it! First of all, it's free of charge, secondly it's extremely helpful for practising your writing skills, with experienced educators ready to help and clear explanations. At last, you will surely achieve your set objective if you keep practicing. Practice makes perfect.
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Anonymous
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I have just started my course, and liking it very much right now. It started you up with little tasks, and some pretty great tips. These encourages people to start doing them. So it is a great way to learn. You also get sources for practice material, which is also a great thing.
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Anonymous
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It is a good experience for ielts practicing students. It will get many benefits from joining this course. Thanks all participants for creating this course. I also hope to improve my English Skills.
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Anonymous
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
I haven't been able to make up my mind on whether or not I want to write the test because I didnt know how to prepare. I didnt even know from where to start. What books to read, where to get them. I had downloaded an app for IELTS, but it wasn't long before I lost interest.

After completing a course on HSS, I saw that there was such a course and signed up for it not knowing what to expect.

Now, I am still taking the course and I dare say I have learnt a lot. I am going to take the exam and I am know I will excel.

.Thanks to the tutors and IELTS team.
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Anonymous
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This is one of the best courses i have ever signed up for. The instructions are very well- presented, followed by practical exercises. What I aprreciate the most is the free access to the resources and the sharing of other learners. The presentation of the couse is also very user-friendly and methodological. Totally loved it ! If someone is reading my comment, I was wondering if I could help you facilitate such courses as a way to pay back the good service you provide us. I can be reached at dungtransgn@gmail.com.

Thank you !
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Anonymous
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
This course made me want to write and try to structure my ideas... in general, it is true, I did not want to write before this course. I enjoy cut and paste. The ideas have me contrasting ideas and it is challenging and difficult. Everyone involved so far has been supportive. Some of the links were not accessible because of Adobe, but the material I could access had more details or further examples. I really want to practice and the teaching and leadership has been excellent so far.
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Anonymous
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
Understanding IELTS WRITING:

The learning journey is beneficial for:

1. Organized Teaching : Very easy to follow, as the explanations and activities started from simple to, intermediate and finally moved to the completion of tasks. Clear explanations, followed by examples.

2. Grammar: Good tips on tenses in task 1.

3. Cohesive devices: table content is excellent.

4. Paragraph Structure: Logically explained in ascending order.

5. Useful Resources
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Aether Y
Aether is taking this course right now, spending 15 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
The course itself is extremely well-designed. Students only need to follow the instruction. But that is also the problem for beginners - they have headaches when reading long English texts, such as this course. I think the only way to solve this problem is to get a dictionary, sit down, and learn. This, is what differentiates students. Those who sit down and learn make improvements while those scared by English texts stay where they are.
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Anonymous
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
Writing is always very difficult to me. It seems I always confuse my readers by my writing. That's why I want to improve this skill the most in 4 skills. I hope by joining this course of FutureLearn, I could improve my writing ability and if it's, I will absolutely share it with my friends, who are also scared of writing. So far, so good, and I am trying to do exactly what the trainers want me to do. Thank you FutureLearn to make this course.
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Anonymous
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
I have been studying for the IELTS , for a few weeks using various online materials. Before I joined this class, I felt I had studied well and grasped what studying for the exam was about. However, having gone through the material for two weeks, my essays are better organized, I have developed a deeper understanding of what is required to attain high scores in the test, and I’m confident about taking the test!
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Anonymous
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I have done 2 weeks of the writing course and it is helping me a lot.

I usually have a lot of difficulties organizing my writing and keeping it long, I usually write up to 230 words. I have improved writing my essay plan now I have to focus on extend my ideas. I'm looking forward to taking next week's course and start to write a longer essay.

Thank you so much for everything!
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Anonymous
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
Indeed, this course is extremely useful to those who are want to study or migrate to English speaking countries. Present now, I have been enjoying and learning so many key skills and techniques. Writing is an art, effective writing is a skill so every individual must learn how to write without making mistakes.
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Anonymous
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Great course, I found it really helpful. It's not just for those who are going to take IELTS. It contains a lot of useful resources and techniques for everyone who is in ESL learning or teaching. Course is well organised and easy to follow. Highly recommended!
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Anonymous
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Really great course! I'm learning a lot and the educators are very helpful. I like that we are asked to do an activity which could range from a quiz or simply stating our thoughts on a matter. This helps for improved engagement and among the students.
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Theresa T
Theresa is taking this course right now.
This course offers a great opportunity for learners .Advise about subjects and wide

range of explanations.Also summariZe the ideas and tasks 1 or task 2 are followed by information : time ,content ,hints. .. It's complete and highly recommendable!
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Anonymous
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
I am a part of this course now. It is helping me very well. My English is much better now. All educators are well trained making special bond with students. Its just a start and I am sure for I can get 8 band in IELTS test.
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