Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. organise their time effectively
  2. analyse and understand IELTS Writing Task 1 and 2 questions
  3. plan and organise their writing effectively
  4. check and edit their writing.

Because this unit is a non-award subject, there will be no compulsory assignments to be submitted and no final exam.

    • Introduction to writing task 1
    • Reading and understanding graphs and tables
    • Planning an answer for questions with graphs/table
    • Writing your answer for a diagram or table
    • Describing a process
    • Understanding the assessment criteria
    • Language focus for writing task 1
    • The writing process for writing task 2
    • Analysing writing task 2 questions
    • Identifying writing task 2 essay types
    • Planning your writing task 2 essay
    • Structuring your writing task 2 essay
    • Focusing on introductions
    • Moving from ideas to paragraphs
    • Focusing on conclusions
    • Reviewing your essay
    • Understanding the assessment criteria
    • Language focus for writing task 2
    • Improving your range - grammar and vocabulary
    • Improving your accuracy - grammar and vocabulary
    • Using an academic style
    • Writing cohesively and coherently
    • Expressing your ideas effectively
    • Sample questions for writing task 1 and 2
    • Practice tests with model answers
    • Study strategies for the IELTS writing test
  • Study resources

    • Online materials

      • FAQs
      • Printable format materials
      • Quizzes
    • Other materials

      • Audio


You should have at least an intermediate level of English (approximately IELTS Band 5 or TOEFL PBT 520 or iBT 68).

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject will help you to develop and practise the skills and strategies you need to achieve success in the IELTS Writing test. You will learn how to organise your time effectively, analyse and understand the question, plan your answer and check and edit your writing. You will also learn about the assessment criteria that examiners use to assess your writing. This subject offers over 90 interactive activities and extensive feedback. You will also practise your essay writing skills with 12 sample questions and four practice tests. The subject also includes study skills advice to help you in the weeks and days before the IELTS test. It should take you approximately 25 hours of online study to complete the subject materials.

Access Time: 30 days from the date of first login to the subject.

Additional Information: The IELTS Master Writing subject uses Adobe Reader for the Workbook and the printable version of the Study Plan. Many computers already have Adobe Reader installed, but if not, full instructions on how to download this for free are provided within the course.

Suitable for Academic or General Training IELTS exam preparation.

Assessment details, including dates, word limits and topics, will be provided in your study materials.

Textbook information is pending.