IELTS Writing Practice

Get IELTS Writing Practice at the IELTS Writing Clinic!

IELTS students have particular problems with the writing part of the test, so the aim is to help you with that.

In the writing clinic we'll send short exercises which could be on things such as writing an essay plan, analysing a question, or finding common grammar errors. 

The aim is for it to be interactive so you can post your responses or just do them yourself. 

I will then post answers so you can see how you did. 

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The first exercise is below - it's about planning and brainstorming for essays.

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Writing Clinic Exercises

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April 2018 - Beginning your IELTS Essay 
In this exercise you have a chance to practice writing IELTS essay introductions. Here are three essay questions from recent IELTS tests. Have a go …

February 2018 - Writing a Task 1 Overview 
One of the most important things about the Academic Task 1, be it a process diagram, map, graph, bar chart or table, is to write an overview. In the …

January 2018 - Developing Ideas for Charity Essay Question 
This exercise is to help you brainstorm ideas for essay questions. A few people have said recently that they have difficulty coming up with ideas. …

December 2017 - Verb Practice for IELTS Letters 
In this writing clinic there is an IELTS letter which has 12 grammar errors in it. You have to find and correct the errors. The errors are in the verbs …

November 2017 - Comparative Sentences for IELTS Tables 
The table gives information on consumer spending on different items in five different European countries. Below you are given seven sentences that …

November 2017 - Complex Sentences & Adverbial Clauses 
One thing you MUST be able to do if you want a band 6 or higher for your 'grammatical range' in the writing is include complex sentences in your writing. …

November 2017 - IELTS Graph Avoiding a Band 5 for Task Achievement 
In the writing clinic today we’ll look at how to avoid something that could lead to you getting a band 5 for Task Achievement. You want to avoid that! …

October 2017 - Improving Essay Coherency & Cohesion 
The writing clinic today is going to improve your coherency for when you develop paragraphs. You need to make sure your ideas flow well from paragraph …

October 2017 - Practice Writing Essay Introductions 
Yesterday's exercise was about learning to write introductions for IELTS essays. It was based on this recent essay question for IELTS: Many jobs …

October 2017 - Prepositions in Graphs 
On Monday I posted this exercise to help improve your ability to use prepositions for graphs . You had to look at the prepositions below. Then place …

October 2017 - Finding Line Graph Mistakes  
Yesterday I sent you these sentences describing the line graph, all of which are wrong. It could be a grammar error or it could just not reflect what …

September 2017 - Brainstorming and Planning an Essay 
I sent you an essay question last Friday and asked you to come up with a plan to answer the question. This was the essay question: The best way …


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