Should you be studying model IELTS essays?


However, there are some things you need to know.

What essays should you use and how?

Today’s episode provides everything you need to know!

We share how to use model essays to get 7+ on IELTS Writing.

For all the strategies you need, sign up for our online IELTS course!

Which model essays should you use?

It is definitely helpful to read other students’ essays.

You can give each other feedback.

Look at the scoring system.

What would their Task score be?

Are their ideas directly related to the topic and well-supported?

What would their Cohesion/Coherence score be?

Did they use high level vocabulary and linking words?

You can learn a lot from student essays!

3 Keys model essays

You can also gain a wealth of knowledge from our model essays!

As these are written by a former examiner, you know they are band 9.

Additionally, we can provide videos so you see step-by-step how to write them.

This way you can see the strategies being used.

It will then be easier to produce high level essays.

#1: Supporting details

For 7+ on Task Response/Task Achievement you must support your ideas.

When looking at sample essays, see how this is done.

As you study our 3 Keys model essays, you will observe Jessica brainstorm.

You’ll see how she analyses the topic and selects solid ideas.

You then see the process for brainstorming supporting details and examples.

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#2: Linking phrases/transition phrases

You can learn a lot by seeing how linking phrases are used in essays.

Each of these has meaning and must be used in the correct context.

Notice which transition words and phrases are used.

To see how to score band 9 on Cohesion/Coherence study our model essays!

#3: Task 1 tips

For General training, you need to learn how to use the appropriate tone.

Study model essays for informal, semiformal and formal letters.

Make sure these are from sources you trust.

We recommend those in our Writing Extra Practice Package.

If you are reading student essays, they may not have the right tone.

This is difficult to do!

For Academic, these will help you know how to report the numbers.

  • How many numbers
  • Which numbers
  • How to report them

It will also teach you high level vocabulary to use to describe charts and graphs.


You can learn a lot from studying model essays!

It’s vital you know which essays to read.

Then, you must know what to look for!

Today’s episode gives you all the info you need.

For band 9 sample essays, sign up for our Writing Only course!

Or for our entire online IELTS course, sign up for 3 Keys IELTS!

What questions do you have from today’s episode?

Please leave a comment below.

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