IELTS GENERAL FORMAT

Writing

TASK 1

  • The task is to write a letter ( formal, informal, semi-formal)
  • Identify the type of letter and the purpose of writing the letter
  • Write the letter with a good opening and closing format 
  • Spell words correctly and use common phrases
  • Divide the letter into 4 paragraphs
  1. Introduction
  2. Problem/solution
  3. solution/action
  4. conclusion
  • Minimum word count 150
  • Time limit 20 minutes 

Evaluation criteria 

  • Task achievement –  Respond to the question correctly with minimum 150 words
  • Coherence & Cohesion – Present ideas logically in paragraphs, make sensible points.
  • Lexical resources – use  a wide range of vocabulary 
  • Grammar range and accuracy – Use a wide range of grammar and sentence structures

TASK 2 

  • Understand the background information and type of question.
  • Arrange the essay into 5 paragraphs 
  1. Introduction – introduce the question and give your view 
  2. Body paragraph 1 – 1st point with example and explanation 
  3. Body paragraph 2 – 2nd point with example and explanation 
  4. Body paragraph 3 – 3rd point with example and explanation (optional)
  5. Conclusion 

Minimum word count 250

Time limit 40 minutes 

Evaluation criteria 

  • Task achievement –  Respond to the question correctly with minimum 150 words
  • Coherence & Cohesion – Present ideas logically in paragraphs, make sensible points.
  • Lexical resources – use  a wide range of vocabulary 
  • Grammar range and accuracy – Use a wide range of grammar and sentence structures

SPEAKING 

Part 1 ( Introduction)

  • Give answers in one or 2 sentences 
  • Don’t answer in one word 

Part 2 ( Question card) 

  • Utilize one minute of preparation 
  • Plan your answers well
  • Use  the whole 2 minutes to speak 
  • Speak with good vocabularies 
  • Avoid repeating sentences

Part 3 (Discussion)

  • Answer with 3 to 4 sentences 
  • Answer to the questions
  • Always give an explanation to the question

READING 

  • It is better to write your answers using capital letters
  • Read the instruction for all the questions well
  • Divide 20 minutes for each session 
  • Don’t forget to highlight the keywords in passages and questions

LISTENING 

  • It is better to write your answers using capital letters
  • Read the instruction for all the questions well
  • Listen audio carefully
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