Key information

  • Delivery

    Online, Self-Study

  • Estimated study time

    10 hours

  • Length of access

    6 months

Write with confidence

This course will give you an in-depth overview of what you can expect when attempting the IELTS Writing paper. Learn about the different writing tasks, how long they have to complete these, and tips and tricks on how to prepare for them.

What you'll learn

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the writing section of the IELTS exam.

  • Writing Test Structure

  • Academic Question Analysis (including how to summarise graphical information)

  • General Training Question Analysis (including formal and semi-formal letters)

  • Marking and Band

  • Descriptors (including band descriptors for each General Training and Academic writing task)

How you'll learn

This course is fully online and self-paced, allowing you to study when it’s convenient for you. We expect this course to take a minimum of 10 hours to complete. Learning content includes comprehensive explanations, activities and short videos. There are no formal assignments required for this course, however, all participants will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    IELTS Explained: Writing

    • Welcome Video

    • Welcome

    • Course Contents

  • 2

    Module 1: Writing Test Structure

    • Introduction Video

    • About IELTS

    • About IELTS Writing

    • Sample Papers

  • 3

    Module 2: Marking and Band Descriptors

    • Introduction Video

    • General Training and Academic

    • Task One: Band Descriptors

    • Task Two: Band Descriptors

  • 4

    Module 3: Academic Question Analysis

    • Introduction Video

    • How to Summarise Graphical Information

    • Task One: Bar Graph

    • Task One: Line Graph

    • Task One: Pie chart

    • Task One: Diagram

    • Task One: Process (Flow-chart)

    • Task One: Map

    • Essay Types and Structures

    • Task Two: One-Part Essay Questions

    • Task Two: Two-Part Essay Questions

    • Task Two: Three-Part Essay Questions

  • 5

    Module 4: General Training Question Analysis

    • Introduction Video

    • Task One: Informal Letter

    • Task One: Semi-Formal Letter

    • Task One: Formal Letter

    • Task Two: General Topic Essay

  • 6

    Module 5: Enhancing Your Skills

    • Introduction Video

    • Increasing Your Band Score

    • Vocabulary List

    • Remarking

    • Resources

  • 7


    • Survey: Please Complete