Move Up In IELTS: Succeed in IELTS Task 1 Academic Writing

Get a Top Score in Task 1 Academic Writing

Without doubt IELTS can be a tricky examination. Statistically, academic writing  gets the lowest band score of all the skills internationally, with an average of 5.7 in 2019. So if you have been stuck at a band 6.0 then you are actually doing very well – you are above average!

What you’ll learn

  • Learn to successfully interpret Task Instructions and stay on task.
  • Be able to breakdown the data information and create a fabulous paraphrase for your opening sentence..
  • Be able to read data effectively to identify and organise the main features.
  • Be able to structure your Task 1 Report in ways that are cohesive and have a logical flow.
  • Be able to create an action plan before writing in the exam.
  • Be confident in your ability to succeed.

Course Content

  • Module 1: Welcome & Overview –> 3 lectures • 15min.
  • Module 2 Understanding Data Types & Task Instructions –> 4 lectures • 21min.
  • Module 3 Knowing What The Examiner Wants –> 5 lectures • 18min.
  • Module 4: Organising Your Report –> 3 lectures • 11min.
  • Module 5: Dealing with Graphs & Charts –> 5 lectures • 28min.
  • Module 6: Dealing With Maps –> 7 lectures • 33min.
  • Module 7: Dealing With Diagrams & Processes –> 6 lectures • 29min.
  • Module 8: Dealing With Tables –> 6 lectures • 28min.
  • Module 9: Grammar Range & Accuracy –> 8 lectures • 46min.
  • Module 10: Lexical Resource: Vocabulary & Beyond –> 7 lectures • 34min.

Move Up In IELTS: Succeed in IELTS Task 1 Academic Writing

Requirements

  • Ideally you will get a lot from the course if you are around an IELTS 6.0 or more, but there is a lot for you, even if your level is 5.0 – 5.5..
  • If you are serious about Moving Up In IELTS then you will need to set aside time to practise.

Without doubt IELTS can be a tricky examination. Statistically, academic writing  gets the lowest band score of all the skills internationally, with an average of 5.7 in 2019. So if you have been stuck at a band 6.0 then you are actually doing very well – you are above average!

A lot of students focus their efforts on the Task 2 Essay because it is worth 2/3 of the total score! While it’s good to prepare as much as possible this is also a big mistake that students and some teachers, make when preparing for the exam. If you fail to practise the Task 1 Report you could lose 1/3 of your total marks! Hold that thought for a moment and ask yourself why would you give up, potentially 1/3 of your total writing score?

So, the purpose of this course is to remove some of the mystery around Task 1 academic writing and show you some simple techniques to help you approach this task with confidence and secure that 1/3 toward your Band 7.0 or 7.5+.

The course is divided into sections

  1. We begin with some background to the task, the examiners and ways of structuring your report.
  2. Moving on, we explore each of the main data types and various techniques for approaching these.
  3. We have included some examples from students work and in some cases examiner model answers and comments.
  4. Sections 9 and 10, focus on some of the key areas of grammar and vocabulary that are necessary for this particular writing task.

All of these sections are elaborated in 3 downloadable Workbooks. You will find the data types, and some tasks to give you more practise. There are additional grammar exercises and links providing a list of resources to support your preparation.

I really look forward to supporting you on your journey to a Band 7.0+ in IELTS. Having taught IELTS now for more than 12 years in the Middle East, Asia and Europe, I am confident that you will gain a lot of confidence in preparing for this task, and will succeed in obtaining your desired goals.

 

See you in the course.