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

Should you memorize when it comes to IELTS?

What happens to your score if you memorize an essay topic and use that to respond to the essay instead of answering the actual question that you receive?

This is a very bad idea. Don’t do it. Answer the actual essay question that you are given.

Is it always bad to memorize for the IELTS?

There are some situations where memorizing for the IELTS is good. Here are some examples:

  • You can memorize the essay structure. Memorize what kinds of structures you need for each type of essay on the IELTS Writing test.
  • You can memorize step-by-step systems for each part of the test. These systems will keep you from panicking.
  • You can and should memorize high level vocabulary, phrasal verbs, and idioms for the IELTS

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