Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"
Jessica Beck
"Director of IELTS Training"

Today you will get 3 habit changes that will directly increase your IELTS Writing score and will give you unstoppable confidence on test day.

Are you typing your IELTS practice essays? If so then you are making a big mistake!

This is not the way you should practice.

You must make your practice as close to exam conditions as you can and then on test day you will be ready.

You need to practice correctly!

If you are using Microsoft Word here are the problems:

  • You won’t be typing on test day so it’s not realistic practice
  • If you are also using spell check then you are not getting used to looking for your own mistakes and that will bring your score down

You need to hand write your essays first then you can type them into the spell check to find mistakes to learn that way but you can’t type out your essays the first time.

If your IELTS teacher asks you to email them all of your essays (typed) and you never practice writing an essay with a pen and paper then there is a problem with that class and that is a red flag regarding the quality of the teacher and the course.

Go here to the IELTS Writing exam paper and use this for your practice.

The best way to make sure anxiety doesn’t bring down your score is to prepare as close to exam conditions as possible many many times before test day.

Also practice the correct timing:

  • Writing Task 1: 20 minutes
  • Writing Task 2: 40 minutes

You must be able to plan, write, and check in those times to get the highest score.

There is no other way to get the score you need.

When should you start practicing timing.

If you have a few months, don’t start timing yet.

You need to learn strategies, practice grammar, spelling, etc. before you can do it under test conditions, especially for Writing Task 1.

You also need to know what to proofread for first then two weeks before the exam you start putting yourself under test conditions with a timer.

If you do it this way, by the time test day comes you will be GOLDEN!

If you have done everything right in your preparation then test day should be straightforward and not stressful.

That’s what Pedro said after he took our course.

He said that he knew exactly what to expect because he had been told what to expect in the course.

What questions do you have from today?

Let us know in the comments below.

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