Tuesday, 30 April 2013

A Short Technique to Score High in the Writing task-2

Do you know the most important thing that can sore your score high in IELTS writing? There may be just one thing necessary to impress the examiner, which is a clear point of view.

IELTS task-2 essays are too broad to be answered, think about at least 250 words in 40 minutes. What could be more painful than presenting a topic in writing which may be too confusing to answer. The easy way is use a knife to cut a slice out of a pie, divide the whole question in a number of segments and think about each sections. For example, The question: Capital punishment is forbidden in many countries of the world. You can divide this line into segments like: capital punishment, countries in the world and then think about why capital punishment was introduced in the legal system and it`s effect on the society during last couple of centuries. Ask yourself question like moral, democratic or judicial issues behind practicing capital punishment.

Depending on your role in the society, your answer would be different. It is universally acceptable that the point of view of a scientist would be different than a politician.  Don`t you think it is better if you present yourself in the paragraph of your essay. In that way the examiner will first be aware about what type of person you are and then judge your writing from that perspective. Like if you say: I am an environmentalist by profession and the issues of air pollution in urban areas have struck my concern again and again.

There are some questions in IELTS writing task-2 where the answer may touch the writers sentimental values. If you are a policemen by profession and you are writing about what should be done preventing crime in our society, there may be thousands of points you can suggest there. But, if you are a nurse by profession, the answer may be tough for you. So, think it in your own professional ethical point of view which is taking care of patients. Look after can be paraphrased as counseling, that says criminals need to be guided properly with councilor to  get away from criminal activities and instead do good to the society.  Now, you will see your mind will open to hundred of new points focusing around this word “counseling” and eventually it would be easy for you to write the essay.

So, by presenting your background in a short sentence in the easy would increase the relevancy of your writing and you are honestly presenting what you know best. What could be more impressive than that to boost your score in IELTS writing task-2.

How to Write to get 7+ band in the IELTS

There is no doubt about the widespread recognition of IELTS in today`s world. A few years from now US Universities are also accepting IELTS and the trend surprisingly upward now. What`s behind this popularity of the test? It`s the test structure itself where you will be tested in all essential aptitude about English Language: Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.
In the writing part of IELTS (academic), the ability to write academically is testes that means it is similar to the writing level of universities, ex. analyzing report data, table, chart and writing essay. The test about  an hour long and it is divided into two parts: Part 1 - Describing Graphical Data (150 words) and Part 2 - Essay Writing (250 words).

Writing tips for Part-2 Essay:-
  1. Notice there are 2 section of the question. A general background essay and a more specific question.
  2. So, don`t just write about the general issue, write about the question itself
  3. Don`t employ too much time on Task-1 because it carry lesser weight in scoring.
  4. Make a mind map about the points you like to write about.
  5. Do not use any word from the question; it will reduce your marks
  6. Write between 275 to 300 words although limit is 250 words; writing below it will be penalized.
  7. Do not use same word again and again in the essay, use synonyms
  8. Use academic words instead of normal words. A list of Academic word can be found here.
  9. Word range for each part of the essay should be like this..Introduction-40 words, Body- 170 words, conclusion 30 words.
  10. Use complex, compound and mixed structured sentence in the essay
  11. Always use linkers like, therefore, thus etc thoroughly in the essay
  12. Check the spelling mistakes at the end of writing
The best way to do better at writing is to take proper guidance from an expert in this field. It is necessary because you will be equipped with every skills from the training before go for the real test.

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