Using three or more consecutive words from the question in your introduction.

If you copy and paste three or more consecutive words from the IELTS question you will lose marks.

Learn to paraphrase the IELTS Question

Not fully answering the essay question.

If you do not discuss all the bullet points included in the IELTS question, your Task Requirement Score will be LOW.

Learn to understand Task 1 requirements

Not writing in paragraphs.

If you do not write in paragraphs, you will score LOW in Coherence and Cohesion.

Learn to write 3-4 paragraphs in your Task 1 Essay

Not linking ideas and paragraphs.

If you do not link the sentences within a paragraph and/or the paragraphs to each other, it will be difficult for the examiner to follow you. This will affect your mark negatively.

Learn to write in a logical and cohesive way

Discussing more than one idea in a paragraph.

If you discuss more than one idea per paragraph, it will be difficult to follow you. Therefore, you will score LOW in Coherence and Cohesion.

Learn to write short paragraphs for IELTS Task 1

Not using an appropriate style.

If your style is not appropriate for the type of letter you are asked to write, you will lose marks.

Learn to write different letter formats and styles

Not proof-reading their writing before submitting the essay.

Grammatical, spelling, lexical and punctuation inaccuracies are all marked. Therefore, test takers should spend the last 3-5 minutes proof-reading their writing.

Learn to write short paragraphs for IELTS Task 1
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