Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

Are you in danger of making a cultural mistake in writing?

Today, learn the biggest cultural mistake people make in Writing Task 2 of the IELTS!

Your cultural and educational background influence how you organize your ideas.  When it comes to the IELTS, this can potentially affect how you score on the test.  The grading is not welcoming to cultural differences.  You must express your ideas in a way that fits western expectation.

This means getting straight to the point when writing your Writing Task 2 essay.  A common mistake test-takers make is saving the main idea of their essay for the end.  But the western expectation is that you state your main idea at the beginning, in the first sentence if possible.

Here is an example:

  • “In this essay, I am going to talk about why I think professional athletes are overpaid.”

Does your writing fit western expectations?

Why or why not?

Tell us what you think in the comments section below!

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