7 things that could lower your IELTS writing score

Words and phrases to avoid in IELTS essays.

The essay writing section of IELTS is formal. This is the same for the academic writing task 1 reports, so you must use the right register. You could lose marks in vocabulary or grammar if you are writing in an informal way, using idioms, or using memorised stock phrases.

In IELTS general writing task 1 you will sometimes get an ‘informal’ letter to write, so obviously in that specific case, you will write the letter in an informal register.

You may not lose a band score if you are doing just one of these things below but if you are making a combination of errors then it could be the cause of being stuck at band 6 or 6.5.

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IELTS General writing task 1 : How to write an informal letter

informal writing ieltsGuide to writing an informal letter for IELTS general training.

You might have seen my post here about the differences in IELTS academic and IELTS general task 1 writing. The general training task 1 consists of writing a letter and it will be either formal or informal.

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