Is Cursive Writing Recommended for IELTS?

Many students have been asking me about cursive handwriting and the best style of handwriting to use in the IELTS test. So, I want to explain to you what the examiner is looking for in your essay and how your handwriting will affect your score.

Can you use cursive script in IELTS writing?

Yes, you can use any style of handwriting you want. It is completely your choice.

Is it better to use cursive writing?

It is neither better nor worse. It makes no difference to your score.

HOWEVER, if your writing is difficult to read, you might lose points. If the examiner can’t read it, he or she won’t be able to give you a high score. Your writing MUST be clear and easy to read at all times!!

More Hand Writing Tips:

See the following link for Tips on Using Pen or PencilIf you want to learn about practicing your hand writing on the answer sheet for IELTS writing, see this link: Official IELTS Writing Task 2 Paper & Tips

Should you indent your paragraphs? See this page to learn about indenting or leaving an empty line between paragraphs:

You can find more tips and model essays for writing task 2 on the Main Writing Task 2 Page. All other main pages for other parts of the IELTS test can be found below. For advanced writing task 2 lessons, see my online store: IELTS Liz Store

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Comments

  1. Shijimol Joseph says:

    Hi Mam,
    I did my Ielts test Today.I used running letter for listening as I directly wrote answers to the answer sheet by mistake.But at the end I asked about this to the supervisors.Then they told me to rewrite or correct after erasing them.I did it for some answers.But the others remain as running or cursive letters. But it’s readable.Please let me know whether it makes any problem in my score? Please reply.

  2. Hi Liz,
    I am your new student(GT).I just get to know today about your website Please tell me from where i can find answers of writing task.

  3. Dear Liz,

    I found your website 3 days before taking my exam, thank you very much it was very useful and I had a really good mark !

  4. amandeepwadhwa says:

    HI Miss, How to get more and more Bands in reading Module thanks a lot

  5. Thanks, Mam

  6. Hi Liz
    I want to ask about braistorming for ideas in the writing task 2. I face this problem of not being able to brainstorm good quality ideas for writing the essay. How can I overcome this problem. Any suggestions ?

  7. Please anybody tell me the topic of 26th November exam. Thanks

  8. Hi Liz,
    I have been following your videos and tips on Ielts exam from past one week and I wanted to ask you how i can improve my writing section and one of the major difficulty which i have been facing that how should i narrate my thoughts in the letter and in the essay and in which form of tenses.
    Should I have to explain everything in the past tense or i have to narrate something in present and future tense as well.

    I have my Ielts exam on 10th December.

    Could you please share some of your valuable tips for the above query.

    Best Regards,
    Shiv Sood

  9. Hi Liz, We just wanted to thank you for all your great ideas which you share with the world.
    We have just made our own website & have started an educational blog. We aim to share ideas for creative lessons for test preparation students & general learners.
    We would like to return the help & inspiration you have given us to be brave & start this project. May i share our next blog with you? It is a fun Christmas quiz?
    Thanks again

  10. hi, Liz
    First of all, i want to say what a wonderful teacher You are and how grateful i am. i have picked up much more from Your Advanced Video lessons, than i visited all these expensive courses. I am going to take an IELTS exam very soon and ,actually, i wanted to ask whether You have a two questions essay’s tutorial video like all your ADL. Looking forward to Your answer.

  11. Hi Liz,
    I have a question about the ‘advantage and disadvantage’ problem. For the question ” Do you think the advantages for charging people for admission to museums outweigh the disadvantages?”, Should I describe either Advantages or disadvantages which I want to support or I need to describe both sides, then I can clarify my opinion? Is it similar to ‘agree-disagree’ type problem?

    • You need to explain if you think the advantages are more important than the disadvantages. This requires you to decide your opinion and explain your opinion.

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  13. Santosh Nepali says:

    thank you i have used it and got the expected result..

  14. Hi Liz
    I want to ask is there any way of knowing what were the scores in each task in writing module?
    Just curious, when we need to retake the test(Due to fulfilling requirements), which task we need to make improvements in.

  15. Dr Nasarulla says:

    Hi Liz,
    I am doctor by profession and my handwriting is horrible.I am at IELTS exam centre and just now finished my test.Essay topic was quite easy but I dont think they will be able to read and mark it .Essay topic was “Many of todays problems can be solved through international cooperation”.agree/disagree

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 Poor handwriting makes it difficult for the examiner. But hopefully the examiner will be able to read your writing. Lets wait and see your results 🙂

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