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Understanding IELTS: Writing

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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

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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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Firstly, kudos to the course makers and providers, lead educators and other staff involved in making this understanding IELTS course such a grand endeavor to aid its learners in their pursuit of a good band score in their IELTS exams, and I am not hyperbolizing when I say that, with due practice and...
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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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I would like to thank all educators who gave us this opportunity for practicing, learning, developing skills for better essay writing. It was great fun and we accumulated more knowledge into our writing skills. In the meantime, we also learned from our classmates. According to the resources that you and our friends shared, they were all helping a lot for our practice and improvement.

I took many different courses from FutureLearn and I was so pleased that I did take the course each time. Because I learn a lot of various ideas by involving these tasks. Writing down your ideas and sharing them with your friends also help self-improvement.
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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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It was absolutely one of the courses which has benefited me the most.My fears faded away thanks to this course.In addition, my knowledge on writing academic essays has significantly increased as well as my vocabulary.

The resources, which were provided within the course, are considerably useful for those who are seeking for ways on how to improve their English.

Lastly but most importantly, the feedbacks of educators on comments were carrying an utmost importance for me as they are really essential in terms of increasing writing quality.

Thanks for everything you put in the course
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Anonymous
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IELTS is an exam taken by lots of people across the globe. There are various websites and videos available online who claim and teach about the IELTS and some of them are actually very good. However, the course by British council is the best because it is authentic and we believe that we are given true guidance along with the segregation of the course in different weeks was too good, each week focusing on specific point.

so, to summarize, the best course and thank you very much for all the teachers and organizers for giving me the opportunity to have this course.
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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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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 strongly recommend this course for everyone who is planning to take an IELTS exam. The course is very well structured and is absolutely easy to follow. The information given through the course covers all the essentials to improve your writing skill and gives you a complete understanding about the test format. The educators provide videos, texts, examples, live sessions, extra links for further information and total support as well. Take the course and good luck)
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Anonymous
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
I am really enjoying the course and I find it very useful. First of all, the quality of the educators is outstanding and material are excellently sequenced and graded. The course is specifically designed so that learners can do their best in the IELTS writing part. Secondly, the course provides support and courage. Most of the videos with teachers and students' tips encourage learners to keep on and feel they can achieve their goals in the writing section of the exam.
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Anastesia E
Anastesia completed this course.
The course understanding ITELS: writing has been very educative not just for people preparing for the exams but also generally for everyone who writes essays at any point in time. Personally, i write articles and life events but i had forgotten that there are certain organisations needed to be done in...
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Yuliet P
Yuliet is taking this course right now.
It is the first time that I use this website, I can tell so far that the training is amazing. Furthermore, I strongly recommend the course to any person who needs to pass the IELTS because it is a structured, organized learning tool. The pieces of knowledge are developed by step from simple to complex which allows us to understand it in a logical sequence. Finally, Futurelearn is a valuable and empower learning tool for me.
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Anonymous
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
A very good course.

Well presented by tutors and extremely helpful in improving one’s ability to write correctly in English, and also ensure that those whose mother tongue is not English which is my situation, learn it in a more profound way.

I would like to obtain a high IELTS score, so the materials given are very helpful in assisting me to achieve this.

Thank you.
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Anonymous
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The course has helped me to better understand how to effectively write a clear task 2 essay in the IELTS exam. It has helped me improve my writing abilities, and to properly understand the task 2 question types given in the exam.

I have been able to apply this knowledge in my everyday writing and my writing skill has considerably improved.

A very big thank you to all our educators.
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Anonymous
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I believe that the course would be a blessing for me.It provide an immense opportunity to access the vast resources of the Cambridge. More over the educators support their learners in every step to improve their tasks. Its quiet interesting the various activities that has been provided for the learning, Surely am enjoying the course very much and thanking everyone for your support.
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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.
I think this kind of course is very helpful for someone who is busy with work like me. I have joined one of the courses of Future Learn and I really liked it and it helps me improved. In my opinion, taking this course will guide me what I need to know while doing IELTS writing test. And, it is also user friendly and the steps are well-organized and easy to follow.
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I have to say I learned a lot from the class about IELTS writing: the content is logical and well organised and helps me a lot for how to write the main ideas about task 1 and to describe the static and dynamic graphs. In addition, plan task 2 is an excellent way to make writing easier . All in all, I highly recommend you attend this class, thanks for all teachers.
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I am going to take IELTS test, in the near future. I want to score at least band 7 in my writing skill. I never practice writing for the purpose of language test. Now I want to understand to what extent I am good enough or ready to book the IELTS test. I found that this page is helpful to practice writing and get feedback on what to improve to develop the writing skill.
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