The academic test is for those seeking higher learning and the general test is for immigration purposes or work experience. If you are unsure which test is right for you then a qualified IELTS training organisation will be able to help you arrange the correct test. The IELTS test comprises of 4 parts; listening, reading, writing and speaking. It is the writing section of the test which has the lowest average mark.
This article will cover 3 tips for improving your writing skills to get better results in the IELTS test:
Each sentence you write should be specific and relate to one point. Although there are no strict rules on sentence length, around 9 to 16 words is generally enough. A sentence that is too long makes it harder to remain consistent with grammar. Also, the chance of a reader understanding a sentence that discusses multiple topics is very low. One of the main reasons students perform poorly on their exams is due to sentences that are too long.
2. Linking Your Sentences
When writing sentences, it is often a good idea to link sentences together to explain your argument. That will also help you form a paragraph that makes sense.
Here are some examples of words to begin the sentence after you make a point:
o As such
o This illustrates that
o This evidence shows
o It is clearly demonstrated that