IELTS Writing Task 2: Tips, Lessons & Models

Success in IELTS writing task 2 is based on using the right techniques. These free tips, model essays, lessons, videos and information will help develop the skills for writing task 2. This page will teach you how to maximise your IELTS writing task 2 score.

Essential Information for IELTS Writing Task 2

All IELTS students should read the pages below:

Information: Task 2 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How your IELTS Writing is Marked: Band Scores 5 to 8 Tips

IELTS General Training Writing Differences

How your Total IELTS Writing Score is Calculated 

IELTS Essay Questions

Practice IELTS essay questions on common topics that appear in the IELTS writing task 2 test.

Over 100 IELTS Essay Questions

Essential Writing Task 2 Tips

The most important tips to write a strong essay in writing task 2. Learn about the recommended essay length, how to plan your essay, when to give your opinion and how to write an introduction.

How many paragraphs for an IELTS essay?: Essay structure

Key Linking Words List: Academic Vocabulary 

Video: How to write an introduction paragraph: Complete lesson

Essay Planning Tips: How to plan your IELTS essay

Common Essay Topics: 20 Most Common Essay Topics

Video: Essay Length Advice: How long should your essay be?

Video: Official Writing Answer Sheet Tips: Using the answer sheet

When to give your opinion: Opinion Essay Tips

Video Using the last 5 minutes: Exam technique tips

More Video & Tips for Writing Task 2

All Free IELTS Writing Task 2 Videos Lessons

Advanced IELTS Writing Task 2 Lessons

Model Essays

Sample essays for IELTS writing task 2. These high score model essays will help you understand how to answer the essay questions and how to structure your writing.

Practice Lessons for Writing Task 2

Develop your IELTS writing skills and get useful ideas for many essay questions. Lessons are in order of date and new lessons will be added over time.

  1. Essay Ideas: Employment Competition
  2. Writing Skills: Paraphrasing Practice
  3. Writing Skills: Improving Sentences (2)
  4. Essay Ideas: The Importance of History
  5. Essay Ideas: Housing & Trees 
  6. Essay Ideas: International Aid
  7. Essay Ideas: City Transport
  8. Essay Ideas: Salaries
  9. Essay Ideas: Function of Schools
  10. Essay Ideas: Female Staff in Senior Positions
  11. Writing Skills: Punctuation Practice
  12. Writing Skills: Linking Word Practice
  13. Essay Ideas: Littering in Cities
  14. Listen and Write Dictation: Natural Disasters
  15. Discussion Essay with Feedback: Music Topic
  16. Writing Skills: Improving Sentences: Ebooks Topic
  17. Essay Ideas: Banning Mobile Phones
  18. Two Question Essay with Feedback: Judging Business Success
  19. Essay Ideas: Tourism and Local Communities
  20. Essay Ideas: Traffic & Pollution
  21. Writing Skills: Improving a Thesis Statement
  22. Writing Skills: Improving Sentences (1)
  23. Essay Ideas: Handwriting Skills
  24. Writing Skills: Linking Word Practice
  25. Essay Ideas: Promoting to Children
  26. Essay Ideas: Older or Younger Leaders
  27. Writing Skills: Introduction Feedback
  28. Writing Skill: Opinion Essay Introduction Feedback
  29. Writing Skills: Opinion Essay Body Paragraphs
  30. Writing Skills: Opinion Essay Introduction
  31. Writing Skills: Opinion Essay Finding Main Points
  32. Writing Skills: Thesis Statement
  33. Essay Ideas: Public Services

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