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Can you score higher marks if you take the IELTS in another country?

I have read comments online claiming that IELTS candidates can score marks relatively more easily in one country compared to in other countries.  For instance, some have suggested that examiners in native English speaking countries such as The UK will mark harder (i.e. give lower marks) than examiners in non-native English speaking countries because they …

IELTS writing Task 1: interesting comments and ‘coda’

In a previous post, I explained that, unlike Task 2, the text you write for Task 1 must NOT include your personal opinions on the data or topic does NOT require a conclusion about the data Writing interesting comments You might notice an interesting feature related to a specific part of the data (i.e. too specific to go …

Does IELTS writing Task 1 need a conclusion?

Should you include a conclusion in your answer to IELTS writing Task 1? Not necessarily (it depends) – see below. Remember, the type of text you write in Task 1 is called an information transfer; the one in Task 2, an essay. Here are some important differences between the two: Writing Task 2 essay must include your own …