Writing in the IELTS exam gets the lowest scores - ALWAYS!

Berni Wall

Berni Wall


It's true! I'm sure you've always thought that writing is the most difficult area to improve and the statistics show that of all the IELTS papers it consistently gets the lowest score.

So why is that?


If you want to know the answer and find out how YOU can improve your IELTS writing then read on...


What is the problem with writing in English?


  • It takes effort

  • We don't do it every day

  • It's a specific skill that even native speakers have to master

  • It doesn't get better just because you do more of it (in fact often it gets worse!)

  • It isn't easy to improve it by yourself


And it doesn't happen immediately! You have to work at it and be patient.


What does this mean for your IELTS preparation?


It means that of all the test papers, this is THE ONE that you really want to GET HELP with.


If you only invest in one thing make it YOUR writing.


Why should you invest in your writing?


  • Because you will find out if you are at the right band level

  • Because you will then know how to approach the writing to get the band you want

  • Because you will learn what it is that YOU need to do to improve YOUR writing (and it isn't always the same for everyone)

  • And because, most importantly, you will have someone to support you in your efforts to improve your writing and take you step by step to where you need to be to get the writing band you want.



But, a word of warning! This will not happen overnight - improving writing skills needs a lot of attention to detail, a lot of trial and error, maybe some chaos and certainly a change in the way you are doing things now!



If what you are doing now isn't getting you the result you want then it's time to take action and find a new way!


So, let's consider your writing for a moment.


I am sure that you have lots of books and online sites that you look at and take advice from - maybe even here from Gapfillers. I am also sure that you take that advice on board and use it always in your writing practice.


I am also certain that you practise writing as often as you can and you keep up with all the latest topics.


I know that you look at the band descriptors and try to make sure that you cover these points as you write.


Without doubt you study model essays and see how these have been successful and try to write just like this.


And finally, I am convinced that you spend a lot of time and effort on your writing trying to make sure that your writing is at the right band level and trying to answer the questions well.




How do you know if it is or not?


With listening and reading you can get the score from the answers.


With speaking you have some idea about how fluent you are and if you can talk about the topics




do you really know if your writing is hitting the spot?


IELTS writing is not just about brainstorming the topic and then putting these random thoughts on to paper. There are many more steps involved and it is important that you don't miss any of the steps in the process.


IELTS writing requires you to apply YOUR English language to the task but it is always the language that is paramount - the ideas are secondary.


But, most importantly, unless someone who knows about IELTS writing looks at your writing, how can you be sure that it is on track?



Here are some reasons why people don't always have success at writing:


  • They don't know exactly what they are required to do

  • They don't analyse the question properly

  • They don't plan well using all the planning steps needed

  • They worry about ideas instead of language

  • They don't know which grammar errors they actually make so can't prevent these

  • They don't check their work

  • They don't spend enough time improving their English so their English level isn't aligned with the band they want


These are all things that YOU NEED TO KNOW to be successful in the writing test.


I know this because I have been training students for IELTS for over 15 years and not only that but I was an IELTS examiner for 6 years so I know what an IELTS Task one and two should be like.


It is precisely this knowledge that has helped me to put together a process that will help you to understand exactly what you need to do to improve your writing and really understand what a band 7 essay looks like and feels like to write.


All my students say to me that they know exactly how to approach a band 7 essay and they know such an essay when they see one. I really want you to know and see that too.



This is half the battle of getting a band 7 in your writing - knowing what to do and how to do it.



So, what is the secret of getting band 7 writing?



The answer will surprise you!


  • It's not about using lots of different tenses

  • It isn't about knowing hundreds of words - even though vocabulary is very important

  • And it isn't about having lots of ideas about the topic - in fact the more ideas you have the worse your writing often is



The way to make sure your writing is at band 7 level is to make sure that you follow a series of steps in your writing that will make sure that you:


  • answer the question well
  • manage to complete it in the time
  • write great English
  • and make fewer mistakes


I will be revealing exactly what these steps are in my IELTS writing workshop -


Steps to IELTS Band 7 Writing


Here are 5 reasons YOU should join this workshop:


1. You are not sure if you're writing is up to the band you want

2. You don't know the best way to approach the writing

3. You don't know how to analyse the questions

4. You worry about finding enough ideas for the topic

5. You find it difficult to do everything in the time allocated


In this workshop you will get everything you need to make the change to your writing that will get you to the band you want.


I will teach you:


  • How to find information about writing topics easily and quickly
  • How to analyse the title and make sure that you answer the question that is set
  • How to brainstorm quickly
  • How to turn your brainstorm into a usable plan
  • How to use your plan to write quickly and accurately
  • How to choose the language that will get you a band 7
  • How to check your work to eliminate the errors that will cost you points


Steps to IELTS Band 7 Writing


Take action NOW and join us before it is too late.


The workshop will take place online on Tuesday July 31st from 12.00 to 14.00 am UK time (once you sign up you will be given all the details)


Steps to IELTS Writing Success costs £97



I know that you are committed to this




I know that it would be really great for you




because I like to reward those who take fast action



I am offering it for just £47 if you book before midnight on Sunday July 29th




Are you ready to take action and join us?


  • This is only for those who really want to make a difference to their IELTS performance!


Sign up by midnight on Sunday to get this very special offer!



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Steps to IELTS Band 7 Writing

This 2-hour workshop takes you through all the steps you need to create great IELTS writing £47


Contact me if you want to pay over the phone, by bank transfer or have us send you a money request via PayPal. Don't forget to give us your phone number/Skype name for call-back.

So, you decide - is it time FINALLY to change the way you write and get a different result for your IELTS writing?


Join us on Tuesday and find out how to change the way you approach the writing for ever!


That will be AMAZING!!


I'm excited about sharing this process with you and making sure that you know EXACTLY HOW to do IELTS Tasks 1 and 2.






Isn't being sure about YOUR IELTS writing worth two hours of your time?


Still undecided?

Ask any question about Steps to IELTS Band 7 Writing and we'll help you decide if it's right for you.

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