Writing Task 2 (Academic) Preparation Course

Duration: 7 Consecutive Days
Attendance: 1 Live Class (60 –70 minutes) daily
Workload: Homework (50-70 minutes) daily
Recommended Level of English: Minimum IELTS 4.5

First Class: Free
Fee: USD $99
Textbook Needed: None

Course Description

This course is suitable for test takers who need to score 7.0 or higher in Writing Task 2 (Academic Test). The course provides you with a model you can use to write the introduction, body paragraphs and the conclusion of different types of essays. First you are shown how to write each sentence. Then you write and submit the following work during the course:
1) an opinion essay introduction on Day 1
2) a discussion or solution to a problem introduction on Day 2
3) a body paragraph on Day 4
4) a Task 2 Test on Day 7
You receive detailed feedback on the tasks you submit.

Writing Task 2 IELTS Preparation Courses

November 4—10,
Webinar Time: 10.00—11.30 AM. Eastern Time Zone (USA and Canada)

November 20 – 26,
Webinar Time: 8.00 – 9.30 PM. Eastern Time Zone (USA and Canada)

December 14 – 20,
Webinar Time: 6.00 – 7.30 PM. Eastern Time Zone (USA and Canada)

Reasons to attend this Course

We provide you with a model to follow.  You memorize the model and use it

We check your work to make sure you are  following the model and provide you with expert advice

We answer your  questions and help you overcome your difficulties during live webinars

You attend the first webinar FREE. You only register for the course if you like the approach

Course Structure

DAY 1

Webinar Focus:

Overview of the format of the IELTS Writing Task 2 (Academic). Strategies to understand the essay question(s). A model to write the introduction of an opinion essay.

Homework:

Applying the model (Further practice for the introduction of an opinion essay).

Submissions:

Write and submit the introduction of an opinion essay by email.

DAY 2

Webinar Focus:

Strategies to understand different IELTS essay questions.

A model to write the introduction of a discussion and solution to a problem essay.

Homework:

Applying the model (Further practice for the introduction of a discussion and solution to a problem essay).

Submissions:

Write and submit the introduction of a discussion essay by email.

DAY 3

Webinar Focus:

Strategies to generate ideas for the essay. Strategies to write the topic sentence of a paragraph. A model to write the first body paragraph.

Homework:

Applying the model (Further practice for the body paragraph).

Submissions:

Write and submit a body paragraph by email.

DAY 4

Webinar Focus:

Strategies to improve the coherence and cohesion of the essay.

A model to write the second body paragraph.

Homework:

Applying the model (Further practice for writing the second body paragraph).

Submissions:

No tasks due for submission.

DAY 5

Webinar Focus:

Where, when, and how to give examples in a paragraph. Strategies to improve grammatical range and accuracy. A model to write the third and/or fourth body paragraph.

Homework:

Applying the model (Further practice for writing the third body paragraph).

Submissions:

No task due for submission.

DAY 6

Webinar Focus:

Strategies to avoid common grammar and spelling mistakes. A model to write the conclusion of an essay.

Homework:

Applying the model (Further practice for writing the conclusion).

Submissions:

Write and submit a concluding paragraph by email.

DAY 7

Webinar Focus:

No webinar taking place.

Homework:

Task 2 Test (40 minutes).

Submissions:

Submit a completed test by email.

Writing Task 2 (AC) Test Information

Writing Task 2

IELTS Task 1 Question Sample:

WRITING TASK 2

You should spend no more than 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic.

Some people argue that insufficient household waste is being recycled. They claim that governments can only improve the situation by passing laws to make recycling mandatory.

To what extent do you agree or disagree with this view?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your knowledge or experience. You should write at least 150 words.

Question Types

A Variety of Essays used:

  • Opinion Essay with 1 Question
  • Opinion Essay with 2 or more Questions
  • Two-view Essay (with opinion)
  • Advantage and Disadvantage Essay
  • Problem-solution Essay

Four main Criteria used to assess Test Takers’ Performance in Task 2

Common Errors in Writing Task 2 Academic

Error 1

Starting to write without first understanding the essay question

If you do not understand the essay question(s) it is very difficult to complete Task 2.

Error 2

Starting to write without first reading the task instructions.

Task instructions show you what type of essay to write. Therefore, they are very important and you should read them carefully.

Error 3

Starting to write without first gathering ideas.

If you do not have ideas it is very difficult to complete the task. Therefore, brainstorming for ideas before starting to write is essential.

Error 4

Writing long body paragraphs.

If you write only two body paragraphs you need to write 90 to 100 words per paragraph and describe more than one idea per paragraph. Long paragraphs do not work very well for the IELTS Task 2 because they are not usually very coherent.

Error 5

Overusing linkers.

While it is a good idea to use linking words to link ideas and paragraphs, test takers will be penalized if they overuse linkers.

Error 6

Introducing a new idea in the conclusion.

You should list the main ideas and major details discussed in your essay in the conclusion paragraph. You shouldn’t introduce any new ideas!

Error 7

Not proof-reading the essay.

You should spend the last five minutes of the essay to proof-read your writing. If you don’t, you will score LOW in Grammatical Range and Accuracy.

Student’s Sample

WRITING TASK 2 (Academic)

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Write about the following topic:

Some people believe that children best acquire social skills from their parents. Others argue that schools are better suited to preparing children to become socially skilled citizens within a society.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
Write at least 250 words.

Task 2 (Academic) Sample—A real test taker’s answer

On recent years, some people think that parents should teach children how to be good members of society. On the other hand some people believe that school is the place to learn about it.

Observing the issue I could choose, and my preference would be parents and family should teach their children at home first. Family or a home is the basic institution for a new born child. They are all time learning from their family members. How their family members react with people or community. Human is a social being specially children are follow and copy things and people who are near to them. After that they will learn from school academically.

According to analyze the pro’s and cons I prior the parent to teach their children proparly and it start from them. However some people belive that children will learn things from school, they believe that education is the backbone of a society. Some times parents are not that much careful about their children in that case school is the best institution for them.

Research shows us the data that those children start their learning from the begining at home they are doing very well in the future. They taught by their parents that well behave with the society is a great intaraction for whole neighbourhood. As well some lesson their teacher teach them in their school. In the long learn they do very effective work for the society.

In a nutsell, I can say that parents are the first instructor for their children and then the school. Home is the first institution for children. Or we can say, charity begins at home.

Improve your awareness of Writing Task 2

1) Has the test taker written an introduction that clearly shows how he/she will answer the essay questions?
2) Does this essay have an introduction, body paragraphs and a conclusion?
3) Are there at least 250 words?
4) Does each paragraph have a Topic Sentence?
5) Is the test taker describing one idea in each paragraph?
6) Is the test taker giving relevant examples to illustrate the main idea of the paragraph?
7) Is the test taker properly linking his/her ideas and/or paragraphs?
8) Does the reader need to read twice any particular part of this essay to understand the point the writer is making?
9) Are there any grammar and spelling mistakes in this essay?

Assessor’s Comments

Band 6.0

Use this service if you are not interested in attending the course and only want your Task 2 writing assessed by an expert.

Did you know?

Students who register for the Academic Writing Task 2 course receive detailed feedback on:
1) an introduction paragraph
2) a body paragraph
3) a conclusion paragraph
4) a full task 2 essay