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 Practice Essay Questions

Practice essay questions to help you prepare ideas for topics in IELTS writing task 2. These questions have been written based on questions reported by IELTS students. They are not IELTS tests.

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

Video: Paraphrasing Tips

More Video & Tips for Writing Task 2

All Free IELTS Writing Task 2 Videos Lessons

IELTS Advanced Training

Buy Advanced Lessons for Writing Task 2. Is your target band 7? Is it difficult to hit band 7? Think about my advanced 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 Questions for 2017 – questions reported in the test this year.
  2. Using Passive Voice for Giving Opinions
  3. Essay Ideas: Employment Competition
  4. Writing Skills: Paraphrasing Practice
  5. Writing Skills: Improving Sentences (2)
  6. Essay Ideas: The Importance of History
  7. Essay Ideas: Housing & Trees 
  8. Essay Ideas: International Aid
  9. Essay Ideas: City Transport
  10. Essay Ideas: Salaries
  11. Essay Ideas: Function of Schools
  12. Essay Ideas: Female Staff in Senior Positions
  13. Writing Skills: Punctuation Practice
  14. Writing Skills: Linking Word Practice
  15. Essay Ideas: Littering in Cities
  16. Listen and Write Dictation: Natural Disasters
  17. Discussion Essay with Feedback: Music Topic
  18. Writing Skills: Improving Sentences: Ebooks Topic
  19. Essay Ideas: Banning Mobile Phones
  20. Two Question Essay with Feedback: Judging Business Success
  21. Essay Ideas: Tourism and Local Communities
  22. Essay Ideas: Traffic & Pollution
  23. Writing Skills: Improving a Thesis Statement
  24. Writing Skills: Improving Sentences (1)
  25. Essay Ideas: Handwriting Skills
  26. Writing Skills: Linking Word Practice
  27. Essay Ideas: Promoting to Children
  28. Essay Ideas: Older or Younger Leaders
  29. Writing Skills: Introduction Feedback
  30. Writing Skill: Opinion Essay Introduction Feedback
  31. Writing Skills: Opinion Essay Body Paragraphs
  32. Writing Skills: Opinion Essay Introduction
  33. Writing Skills: Opinion Essay Finding Main Points
  34. Writing Skills: Thesis Statement
  35. Essay Ideas: Public Services

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