To get a good score in the IELTS writing section, it is important to showcase a range of vocabulary to the examiner. To do this, try to use a combination of more formal and uncommon words rather than using informal words everywhere. Above all, it is better to do more practice. The more you practice the better the result.
For example, you can use the word “organize” in place of “start”. Try to use an accurate collocation which means smartly arranging the words in a sentence. For example, we take exams. We don’t give exams. English-speaking people use these word groups naturally and that too without putting much effort.
Try to use different pattern of vocabulary and don’t use them often. Rather you can use similar words or rewrite sentences that have such kind of repetitions, but make sure that the meaning doesn’t get changed.
Also, use the right tone of voice. One must use formal vocabulary in all the tasks unless you are being asked to write an informal letter. For example, replace the word “anyway” with the formal word “nevertheless” to make a great impact on the reader.
To get a good score in Lexical Resource (LR):
- Use a wide range of vocabulary
- Avoid making errors in spelling & while forming the words.
- Accurate vocabulary usage to share the facts
- Understand similar verbs &nouns (collocations)
- Avoid any spelling mistakes
- Avoiding informal language
IELTS Writing Task: Score Calculation
All the 4 sections receive a score varying from 0 to 9 points. After that, an overall mean is calculated to check the task’s total score.
Example of writing task 1 score calculation
Candidates will get a score based on a band score for all the mentioned above IELTS Task 1 Marking Criteria. The entire writing section consists of the total score of writing task 2.
The beneath example helps students understand the overall score calculation:
- Coherence and cohesion – band 8
- Task achievement – band 7
- Vocabulary – band 7
- Grammar – band 6
So, in this case, the total score for all four sections will be 8+7+7+6 = 28. The writing task score will then be calculated by dividing the total score by 4. Therefore, in this example, the complete band score for the writing task will be 28 divided by 4 equals 7.
How to Improve IELTS Writing Band Score?
Candidates must have concerns regarding the improvement of the IELTS writing score criteria.
In that case, consider adhering to the below-mentioned steps to improve overall band scores in marking criteria for IELTS writing:
- Present information accurately
- Answer every task in the questions
- Maintain a clear overview and highlight features and other relevant details
- Keep appropriate paragraphing
- Use appropriate vocabulary
- Avoid errors and punctuations