90% of you when you first start learning IELTS think that Writing is the most difficult skill. Because this is a skill that requires logic and skillful use of words.
That requires you to practice writing a lot. Practicing IELTS writing is difficult and frustrating for many of you because you don’t know how to write, how to write correctly.
If you are just starting out and are practicing Writing without direction, pay attention to the following 4 points. This is your learning experience, Thy Phuong 8.0 Writing, so please refer to it.
1. FIND OUT THE SUBJECT FORM
Each type of test in IELTS will be a different type of implementation, so the first step when approaching an IELTS Writing test is to read the question carefully and then classify yourself as to what type it is. You know Writing Tasks 1 – Task 2 under General and Academic both have their own types, so pay close attention.
To better understand the test format, please refer to the two overview articles for IELTS Academic Task 1-Task 2 below:
IELTS Writing Task 1 – Important types of essays
IELTS Writing Task 2 – Points you need to know well
When we study, what do we need to do?
– You should have a notebook to record the necessary things. Notebooks should be thick to record a lot because your study load will increase over time as you revise.
– For example, the types of posts, please write down specifically how you will have to do with this form. Recording this doesn’t take much time, but it also helps you do the “baby hit” test – that is, you won’t worry about making mistakes in the question. This is a very important step that many of you skip and move on to writing practice.
Remember, read the sample exercises and draw a general practice for each specific type of work and then remember to review to remember how to do it.
And you can refer to a SECRETS to INCREASE WRITING POINTS FROM READING THE SUBJECTS in Writing Task 2 below.
SUBJECTS, Underline KEYWORDS, DETERMINATE SUBJECT FORM -> This will help you get a very good Task achievement (addresses all parts of the task) score.
Ex:There is an increasing trend of old people living longer in many countries around the world. Do you think this has a positive or a negative effect on the population as a whole?
What’s the problem with this article, in the article format definition, many of you find that “positive” and “negative” seem a bit similar to “advantages” and “disadvatages” so this article should be written in the form of “Advantages and disadvantages” .
But if you pay close attention, there will be the word “Do you think” on the question paper, and with this word, the examiner wants to know your opinion. Therefore, you do not have to give both advantages and disadvantages like “Advantages and disadvantages”, but write on one side and still be stable.
I myself still advise students to write in one direction and if the above example I chose it has “positive effect”, the outline will be as follows
Paragraph 1: Introduction
Paragraph 2: reason 1 – why I consider it positive
Paragraph 3: reason 2 – why I consider it positive
Paragraph 4: Conclusion
UNDERSTANDING THE MEANING OF KEY WORDS IN THE QUESTION WILL GUARANTEE YOU OFF-TOPIC
No wonder, right on the topic above
There is an increasing trend of old people living longer in many countries around the world. Do you think this has a positive or a negative effect on the population as a whole?
Many readers find it quite easy because the topic of Life expectancy, advantages and disadvantages can all be overstated. But if you don’t pay attention to “on the population as a whole”, many of you can get lost. This means you have to talk about the effect on the “whole population”, not a specific population.
Another topic for you to better understand the importance of problem analysis. The subject is not too far away. Exam date January 19, 2019.
Nowadays more and more people read news on the Internet. however, newspapers will remain an important source of news and information for the majority of people.
Do you agree or disagree with this statement?
With this topic many of you will be “confused” because there are 2 views “more and more people read news on the Internet” and “newspapers will remain an important source of news and information for the majority of people”, so many of you will not Know whether to Agree or Disagree with any point of view, there are even people who intend to “discuss both views”.
But if you look back, you will see that the first sentence is only for background purposes, and the important sentence will be the second sentence “newspapers will remain an important source of news and information for the majority of people”. And with the “Do you agree or disagree with this statement?” format, it will ask you if you agree with sentence 2, or in other words, do you agree that newspapers are still important to most people. people don’t.
You don’t necessarily have to compare the advantages of a paper newspaper with an electronic one. Just say why you agree with the second point of view and that’s it.
If you agree, you can see the post structure as follows:
Paragraph 1: Introduction
Paragraph 2: reason 1 – why I agree
Paragraph 3: reason 2 – why I agree
Paragraph 4: Conclusion
2. SEPTEMBER NEW WORD FOR TASK 1 AND TASK 2
Task 1 and Task 2 in IELTS Writing are 2 articles with completely different writing styles, so when you read the sample essay, you should not rush to pass it, but write the same new word for Task 1 and Task 2 together.
So when reviewing, it will be very difficult for you to sort out what to use and what not to use. Even the expressions or grammar used for each part, you should also write it down separately, only for Task 1 and Task 2 components in your vocabulary book. Let’s practice organization so that it can be more convenient for you when working and reviewing.
Let’s separate these two parts from each other and practice separately. Whether you study Academic or General, you should apply the same. If you are not familiar with each type of Task 1- Task 2, you can spend time studying each Task separately, finish this task and then move on to the other task.
3. BEST WRITTEN LEARNING MATERIALS?
In the vast variety of documents and books, I still recommend that you read documents from reliable, effective and official sources such as IELTS Simon or IELTS Liz or IELTS Mentor. These are all good websites that provide focused IELTS knowledge and have quality samples.
Or you can choose more Writing materials on the British Council or IDP website. World famous newspapers like BBC or CNN are also great sources for you to get ideas and vocabulary.
However, sometimes journalistic language is not very suitable for an academic article, so you should not rely too much on the words in the press because that way your article will not be formal enough. .
In addition to the above resources, when you are just starting out, you should buy hard books to learn. IELTS is an investment, so choose a good book for yourself.
IELTS Fighter recommend you good book to learn Writing at Summary of study materials for IELTS Writing 8.0 Please!
4. SHOULD LEARN FROM synonyms – antonyms
Synonyms and antonyms mean “ultimate weapon” to help you score strong points in the eyes of the judges.
For each word or phrase you learn, you can look up its synonyms in the thesaurus. com.
You should then look up that synonym in a Cambridge or Oxford dictionary to make sure the meaning of the two words you just found is the same.
Try to accumulate as many words as possible because in the process of reviewing, you will definitely encounter synonyms of the words you have learned, so please practice actively so that you can have a lot in your hands. expression, make your article more colorful and diverse!
IELTS Fighter has an introduction to synonyms, pharaphases in Writing in the previous lesson, if you haven’t watched it yet:
Synonym synonyms and 3 ways to paraphrase in IELTS Writing
Above are the points to pay attention to to help you start your IELTS Writing self-study journey in the right direction and easier to learn. These suggestions are your learning experience Thy Phuong 8.0 Writing, so please try to apply them!