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IELTS Exam Tips For Writing General Training To Score Best

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) exam is a tool that helps to assess the English language skills of a person who is planning to fly abroad for foreign education, immigration or work permit.

For those who pursue overseas education can attempt IELTS Academic, while others who seek immigration overseas or travel abroad on a work visa were ought to attempt IELTS Test General Training. Like other gateway exams IELTS also has different modules.

  1. Listening
  2. Reading
  3. Writing and
  4. Speaking

In this blog we attempted to phrase the tips on IELTS General Training Exam which helps the test-taker to understand the writing tasks and score highest marks which contributes to its score.

Tips For IELTS General Training Writing

Duration: 1hour General Training Writing consists of 2 tasks. Task 1 will be either a formal letter or informal letter with duration of 20 minutes.

Formal letters always will be addressed to an organization or authority, to complain or address a problem or appreciate for working on a request of public interest, opinion about a course of study or a place to visit by someone known and so on.

Informal letter will be of the personalized form which includes letter to a friend, letter to your Manager, Letter to your trainer and so on.

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Tip 1: While writing IELTS task 1 divide the letter into 5 paragraphs and 5 points. Before starting every paragraph bear in mind, about the bullet points you should write and mention the main idea that has to be expressed in the paragraph.

TIP 2: Always follow the letter formation in a strategic manner. Dear Sir/Madam,

  1. First Point: The purpose of writing the letter (Im writing this letter in regard to.)
  2. Second Point: Support the purpose with other details
  3. Third Point: Support the purpose with other detail
  4. Fourth Point: Support the purpose with other detail
  5. Thanks note followed by name

Formal letters follow one simple structure all the time.

TIP 3:Do not deviate from the main idea

TIP 4:Do not stuff the unnecessary or personal details

TIP 5: Informal letter structure should always be as below

  1. Dear {first name of friend}
  2. Paragraph 1 The purpose of writing the letter
  3. Paragraph 2 Support the letter with details
  4. Paragraph 3 Support the letter with details
  5. Paragraph 4 Support the letter with details

Best wishes, Close with Your first name. Task 2: Consists of 40 minutes. Before attempting Task 2 follows these 5 steps.

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  • Analyze the question
  • Plan how to answer the question
  • Introduce the answer which actually says the whole essence of it
  • Body of the letter should consist of paragraphs which support the introduction with information and examples
  • Conclude the letter by summarizing the content in the letter

TIP 6: Planning the essay will avoid the deviation from halfway or missing any important points to mention

TIP 7: Write complex and grammatically correct sentences, which impress the examiner

TIP 8: Though, the topics given for the essay are wide and open topics, do not stuff unnecessary information into the answer. Write only the relevant points

TIP 9: While answering opinion questions, advantages and disadvantages, given a problem and answers the solution, discuss both the views, and answer each in separate paragraphs.

For Example, if the test taker has to answer the advantages and disadvantage, one should write advantages in one Para and disadvantages in another Para separately.

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Most asked questions on Google

Yes, some universities don’t make IELTS scores mandatory and some universities have waivers during admissions through which you can enter the US without IELTS.

It depends on the course you are taking up. For English language proficiency, the best tests to choose from are IELTS, PTE, and TOEFL.

A minimum of 60% is mandatory to be eligible to go abroad. For studying abroad, you may need to submit scores of IELTS, TOEFL, SAT, PTE, GMAT, or GRE.


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