IELTS Energy 738: Five Reasons IELTS Examiners Give You a Writing 6

Today you’ll learn the reasons why examiners give you a 6 on Writing.

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We’ve been talking lately about my conversations with IELTS Examiners from around the world. Last week we talked about IELTS Speaking.

Today, you’ll learn why one examiner gives a lot of 6’s on Writing.

5 Reasons for a Writing Band 6

No overview in Academic Task 1

If you don’t have an overall trend, you get a 5 for Task Achievement.

Using high-level phrases inappropriately

Yes, you need to use impressive phrases learned in a template, but you have to use your own great vocabulary around it.

Plus, when you are using phrases you’ve learned, make sure you know what they mean so you use them correctly.

This is why you need to be improving your English while you are preparing for the exam.

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Bad spelling

If you have a few spelling mistakes, you can’t get a 7 for Vocabulary, even if you have lots of high-level words and phrases.

If you have too many spelling mistakes, that score drops to a 5.

Too many simple sentences

I spoke about this a few weeks ago when gave my insider view of candidates on the Writing Exam.

Don’t think, however, you need tons of complex sentences. Just use a few, but don’t have a lot of mistakes, and you can get a 7 for Grammar!

Students are trying to be too complicated

Some candidates go overboard, and write sentences that are way too long.

Plus, if you just keep adding more and more words, without thinking about it, you’ll end up conveying a confusing message.

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