IELTS Writing Task 2 Video Lesson: Only 5 mins left – Help!

Learn what to do with the last 5 minutes if you haven’t finished your essay.

The last 5 minutes are essential to use well. It could be the difference between a band score 5 and a band score 6 or 7.  Watch this lesson to learn how to use your last 5 minutes effectively.

Transcript

hello what should you do

if you only have a few minutes left

in your IELTS writing test but

you haven’t finished writing your essay
well

there is a very clear answer for that and I will
explain

now the time management is yours

you decide how long to spend writing

each part of your essay and you should continue
to check the clock

to make sure you don’t run out of time
but

if you only have a few minutes left and
you haven’t

finished then please go and write your
conclusion

now the examiner is going to test you

on 4 different criteria

of the IELTS writing and that is your
answers

that’s task response this one here

your organization and linkers vocabulary
and grammar

each of those is quarter of your marks

25% now for task response

for your ideas the examiner is looking

for a conclusion and if

your essay has no conclusion you

will get band score 5 for

this criteria of your writing so 25%
of your marks

will only be band score 5 so

your conclusion is essential the
examiner

is looking for it you must give it if
you want to get

band score 6 or 7 or

above so in the last few minutes

quickly start a new paragraph and write

in conclusion at the beginning and then

right 1 or 2 sentences that contain

the main points of your essay and

that is enough to have a conclusion

and get more than band score 5

for task response now if you want some
more

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Comments

  1. Hi Liz,
    I would like to ask you about how much time should i spend on planning the structure and main ideas about my essay?

  2. Hi Liz,
    Thank for your useful link, Could you please tell me how to download your model answer in pdf file. Thank before hand.

  3. Thank you very much for your informative IELTS Blog…

  4. Hi Liz,

    I have been studying to pass the test and was struggling with the writing because I am not very good with time management and snappy sentences, but thanks to your lessons and useful tips I finally managed to write a good task2 essay within 40 minutes, which I am very proud of!!

    Again great thanks for your dedication and guidance!
    To every student: guys I strongly recommend you buy the advanced lessons (writing T2) because they are very thorough and of great value to improving your performance!

    Good Luck

    G.

  5. Hi Liz,

    First off I would like to thank you for your blogs and for the free IELTS lessons online. They have been very helpful so far in my reviews.

    Just to clarify, in Writing Task 1 – Academic, a conclusion is not needed and is actually a bad idea, correct? But it is integral for Writing Task 2 (Essay), am I correct?

    Thank you.

    Best Regards,
    Tyr

    • That’s right. You have an overview in task 1 and a conclusion in task 2.

      • Gotcha.
        You’re a blessing to us all. Sharing is caring. I’ll remember that.
        Cheers!!!

      • Thank for clarification

        And
        Thank very very much to teacher liz

        I did the exam with all your advices
        Writing was about
        Accomaodaion that peolp like to stay on their holiday

        Task2
        Was about people throw the old tihngs and in the bast people repare it

        ..

        You are realy kind
        And i realy apprciate your work

        I hope to get good band score
        Inshaallah

        🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

  6. B chaitanya says:

    Hi Liz in your website you have given 100 ielts model essay questions.. Where can I get answers for that question s…please help

  7. Elizabeth says:

    Please do you have any essay sample for task 2? What should a conclusion contain? Thanks for your support.

  8. Hi Liz
    I want to be clear with the opinion essay. The essay which has the tittle “to what extent you agree or disagree”. I was taught that there are partial and full for agree or disagree.
    I would like to stress more on the full part. This are the ways

    Intro:
    At the thesis statement stating i fully agree/disagree.
    Bp1:
    Agree/disagree and explanations
    Bp2:
    Agree/disagree and explanations
    Bp3:
    Counter evaluate the Bp2.
    Concl:
    Stating my opinion.

    I appreciate if you can give me a clear view on this matter. Thank you for your kind assistance.

  9. abdurrahman says:

    hi i am from Turkey and i admire to your lessons
    i have been watching your lessons for two month and i learned better than the university’s preparing school. And i wanna ask you a question about the conclusion . can i write (taking all things into consideration ) instead of To conclusion ?

  10. In the IELTS academic writing task 2,how can I describe? I mean, I want to know the writing pattern if the question is : To what extent do you agree or disagree ?
    Way 1 :
    Introduction :
    Body paragraph 1 : Support your opinion with argument and example.
    Body paragraph 2 : Support your opinion further with argument and example.
    Conclusion :
    Way 2 :
    Introduction :
    Body paragraph 1 : Discuss advantages or one side of the argument.
    Body paragraph 2 : Discuss disadvantages or other side of the argument.
    Conclusion :
    Please, could you tell me what is the right way?

  11. Hi Liz,

    I found your website most recently .I would like to say that your website is very very useful to me . I have done IELTS exams for 3 times and could not score required band score as each 7 in all components of exam.

    I would like to suggest you to post a video lesson on how to write good conclusion in Writing task 2.

    Good luck

    Wasanthi

  12. Hi Liz

    This is Jatin, I am preparing for IELTS and I want to work more for speaking module can you suggest something on that please.

  13. I’ve just known your website, and I’m trying to download your interesting lectures for my students. Thank YOU so much for useful lesson , but I ‘d like something more; such as the videos how to do the kinds of reading, ( paragraph filling, word filling … ) . I’m looking forwards to your incoming lessons.

    • I’m really glad my lessons are useful for your students. I hope to make more reading videos but my main focus is on speaking, writing and vocabulary at present.
      All the best
      Liz

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