Mastering IELTS Writing: Task 2 (Achieve Band 7+ in 6 Hours)
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Mastering IELTS Writing: Task 2 (Achieve Band 7+ in 6 Hours)

Complete preparation to achieve the band score you need (Band 6 to Band 8) in IELTS Writing Task 2 (Academic and GT).
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Created by The IELTS Teacher
Last updated 8/2020
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This course includes
  • 6 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • NEW FOR 2020: Live Monthly IELTS Writing Classes - Free!
  • Get clear and supportive answers to all of your questions by using the Q&A tool
  • Approach any topic or question type in IELTS Writing Task 2
  • Manage IELTS Task 2 time constraints calmly and effectively
  • Write high-quality introductions and conclusions quickly and efficiently
  • Build a high-scoring body paragraph with well-developed ideas and arguments
  • Write in a coherent and cohesive way, and link ideas with a sense of clear, logical progression
  • Use a vast array of new vocabulary - both common and academic - to boost your Lexical Resource
  • Use grammatical constructions which will improve your score in Grammatical Range and Accuracy
  • Apply my 'secrets of success', which have helped many students jump from band 6 to band 7.5
  • Think like an IELTS examiner, and apply this thinking in the writing test
  • Feel confident and self-assured heading into your IELTS exam, and when writing essays in the future for work or university
  • Enthusiasm and the willingness to work hard!
  • You do not need to know anything about the IELTS exam to take this course. This will be explained in the course.
  • A decent level of English (B1 / IELTS 5 / intermediate minimum)

"Hi Matt,

I got my IELTS score yesterday. This course is simply amazing. This was my second time taking the test and I got a 7.5 in Writing with an overall band score of 8.5. Last time I got a 5.5 in writing with an overall band score of 7.5. I improved by 2 band scores due to this course. Thank you so much for your help!




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Should I take this course?

Have you taken the IELTS Writing exam in the past and not received the Band 7 or above you needed?

Are you taking the IELTS Writing exam for the first time and want to have the best essay writing preparation available?

Do you want to be taught by an instructor who teaches IELTS Writing every day, and has already helped thousands of students to improve their English and realise their IELTS goals, from Band 6 to Band 8 and beyond?

If you answered 'yes' to any of the questions above, then this course is for you.

Do not waste time and money on exam after exam after exam. Take this course to improve your English, learn the tips, tools and techniques to get the band score you need, and achieve IELTS Writing success now!

How will this course help me?

This course will teach you how to write what the IELTS examiners want to read in IELTS Writing Task 2. It is aimed at students who are trying to achieve Band 7, but will also be extremely valuable for any students aiming for Band 6 or Band 8. Even Band 9 students will learn something new here!

You might think that the IELTS examiners only care about a wide range of vocabulary, correct spelling and accurate grammar. This is wrong. These are all important, but there is so much more you can do to boost your score.

Mastering IELTS Writing: Task 2 tells you exactly what you need to know to succeed in this English language exam.

During this course, you will:

  • understand how the IELTS exam, and the writing test in particular, is structured and how it should be approached

  • learn how to write an answer to any Writing Task 2 question after learning how to recognise different question types

  • learn how to manage your time wisely, how to plan your essay effectively, and how to structure your writing appropriately

  • learn how to create 'flow' in your essays so that you can begin to write like a native

  • find out how to increase your range of vocabulary quickly and effectively

  • study the steps you need to take in order to achieve grammatical range and accuracy

  • learn many of the 'secrets of success' that will help you to get the best score possible

  • learn an effective 3-step formula for writing introductions and conclusions, so more time can be spent on the body of the essay

  • begin to feel confident, assured and increasingly prepared for the writing test in your next IELTS exam

What do you use to teach your course?

There are three key ingredients in the Mastering IELTS Writing: Task 2 course:

  1. Lessons. The lessons in this course work. I know this because of the high scores of my past students. The lessons are clear, direct, and focused entirely on improving the quality of your writing skills. We will waste no time.

  2. Materials. The materials I have included in this course are the materials which have helped my past students to score band 7 and above in the IELTS exam. These high-quality materials include helpful, clear descriptions of IELTS techniques, model answers to IELTS writing questions, and common mistakes to avoid. Everything you see in this course is a collection of all the techniques I have learnt over the years with my many IELTS students. 

  3. Teacher. My name is Matt, and I run a website called The IELTS Teacher. I am a British native with a Bachelor's Degree in English, and have been helping students to learn English since 2008. In 2013, I launched The IELTS Teacher. I created this website because I wanted to help students to pass their IELTS exams with lessons via Skype and screen-sharing, as well as Writing Corrections. I have already taught thousands of 1-to-1 IELTS lessons, and helped hundreds of students towards their target scores.

So what are you waiting for? Enrol on the course today and let's get you started on the road to IELTS success.

Who this course is for:
  • Students who want to learn how to get a high score (Band 7+) in Task 2 of the IELTS Writing test
  • This course is appropriate for students of both the Academic module and the General Training module
  • Although this course is aimed at those who need a Band 7 and above in Task 2, it will also help those trying to get a 6 or 6.5
  • This course is NOT appropriate for students who need help in IELTS Writing Task 1, Listening, Reading or Speaking
  • This course is NOT appropriate for students who do not already have a fairly good level of English. If your most recent IELTS score was 5 or lower, then this course may not be helpful for you
Course content
Expand all 35 lectures 06:07:51
+ General Overview
4 lectures 28:32

Need a PDF/eBook for this course? Just go to the final lecture and check out the resources section! 

Preview 07:48

An introduction to the IELTS exam. You can SKIP THIS LECTURE if you have taken IELTS before and/or are comfortable that you know the structure of the exam. 

An Introduction to the IELTS Exam with Walkthrough

A quick look at Writing Task 2 in IELTS, and some examples of the types of questions you may be asked. Again, you can SKIP THIS LECTURE if you have taken IELTS before and/or are comfortable that you know the structure of the exam. 

Understanding Writing Task 2

How do the IELTS examiners mark your Task 2 essay? Find out what you need to do to achieve a Band 7+ score.

What Do You Want From Me? (How To Get Band 7+ From the IELTS Examiners)
+ Approaching the Essay
5 lectures 38:59

In this lecture you will learn the four different types of questions you can receive in IELTS Writing Task 2. You will also learn how to structure your essay for each one.

The 4 Different Task 2 Question Types

Watch this lecture to see how a perfect answer looks, and get links to the lectures in the course that teach the specific skills seen in the essay.

Preview 10:42

A 3-step process for quickly and efficiently planning your essay.

Planning Your Essay

How to manage your time and deal with the minimum word count when writing your essay. Also features some advice on dealing with time-limit-related anxiety.

Handling Time Constraints and Word Counts

Some common misconceptions about IELTS Writing Task 2 which may damage your score...

Don't Make These Mistakes!

This short quiz will help you to review what you have learnt in this section. 

Approaching the Essay - Quiz
7 questions
+ Structuring the Essay (Coherence and Cohesion)
4 lectures 42:33

Learn how to write essay introductions both quickly and proficiently with a simple formula.

Incredibly Fast Introductions

Learn how to write well-developed and highly detailed body paragraphs, which run with a clear, fluent, and logical progression.

Building Body Paragraphs

Learn how to write conclusion with speed and precision, and avoid the panic of rushing through the end of the essay.

Quick Conclusions

Discover the skills and techniques you need to create a fluent, cohesive and coherent essay. (The decision to place this lecture at the end of this section was taken post-production, so apologies for referring to it as 'moving to a new section of the course').

Cohesive Devices and Referencing

This short quiz will help you to review what you have learnt in this section. 

Structuring the Essay - Quiz
8 questions
+ Answering the Question (Task Response)
4 lectures 33:15

Learn how to think of ideas for any topic so you're never stuck for arguments again! 

Finding Ideas

Learn how to support and develop ideas sufficiently using three simple questions.

Developing Ideas and Using Examples

Learn how to state and develop your opinion, even if your opinion is not one which fully agrees or disagrees with a viewpoint.

Creating and Maintaining a Position

Learn the language that will stop you from making this key common mistake in IELTS Writing.

Stop Making Generalisations!

This short quiz will help you to review what you have learnt in this section. 

Answering the Question - Quiz
7 questions
+ Writing the Essay (Lexical Resource - Vocabulary)
4 lectures 37:56

Learn the importance of writing words and expressions related to your topic, and how you can improve this vital skill.

What's Your Topic?

Discover how to improve your ability with collocations, one of the most crucial components of natural-sounding English.

Preview 08:59

Learn what word formation really means and discover how you can use it to boost your score in the exam.

Word Formation

Struggling to avoid repetition? Synonyms are great, but they are NOT the only way to paraphrase! Learn four other techniques you can use to paraphrase quickly and effectively.

Synonyms and Paraphrasing

This short quiz will help you to review what you have learnt in this section. 

Writing the Essay - Quiz
7 questions
+ Tuning the Essay (Grammatical Range and Accuracy)
6 lectures 59:56

There are three very common errors made in simple sentences among even the most advanced English users. Learn what they are here.

Simple Sentences and Common Errors

Here we'll take a look at how to improve our ability to use complex sentences to communicate ideas in sophisticated way.

What Makes a Complex Sentence?

Learn how to use commas, apostrophes and capital letters appropriately and accurately, and avoid the most common punctuation mistakes made by other candidates.

Preview 13:53

Learn how to use conditional sentences (zero, first, second and third) to improve your range of grammar and develop your arguments effectively. (This should be titled 'Lecture 25', not '28'!)

Conditional Sentences

Discover how to accurately use relative clauses to extend your range of grammar and add more information about your ideas.

Relative Clauses

This is one of the most important skills to master in order to get your required score: checking your work! Learn the best way to approach this step in this lecture.

Checking The Essay (Articles / Prepositions / Pronouns)

This short quiz will help you to review what you have learnt in this section. 

Tuning the Essay - Quiz
8 questions
+ Conclusion
8 lectures 02:06:40

Watch how all of the above skills are used to write a perfect IELTS Writing Task 2 answer. Part 1.

Demo: Answering Task 2 From Start to Finish - PART 1

Watch how all of the above skills are used to write a perfect IELTS Writing Task 2 answer. Part 2.

Demo: Answering Task 2 From Start to Finish - PART 2

A few tips, techniques, secrets and strategies that can help you on exam day.

Secrets to Success - Tips and Techniques

Learn the best way to approach your self-study so as to feel totally prepared for the IELTS exam.

How to Practice Effectively

This lecture will provide you with resources for taking your IELTS learning further.

Getting Guidance

Thank you so much for taking this course, and well done on having completed it! I wish you the best of luck in your IELTS exam. Please let us know how you get on! 

Good Luck!

To learn how to attend our monthly IELTS writing classes, check out the next lecture!

Preview 01:09:26
BONUS: Live Writing Classes, Model Answers and Free PDF/eBook