Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

Recently, we did an episode about some differences between a 6 and 7 for Task 1.

In our course, The 3 Keys IELTS Success System, we give you an in-depth look at what the examiner needs to see in order to reward you with a 7, 8 or 9 on IELTS Writing Task 1 and Task 2.

Having this knowledge is the first step toward increasing your score in valid, real ways. You can then add specific activities into your study plan which highlight the skills needed to improve.


Move Your IELTS Score to a 7


Here are a few differences to work on.

Task Response



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  • A 6 students does this:
    • Uses a mix of sentences and still makes mistakes
  • A 7 student does this:
    • Uses a variety of structures with many perfect sentences

This is not a complete list, but it it’s a good place to start!

For a complete list of what the examiner needs to see to give you high IELTS Writing and Speaking scores, join the 3 Keys IELTS community!

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