Achieving a high IELTS band is not easy! Ignore books that tell you otherwise. It is a difficult job which requires both patience and determination. IELTS Writing Tasks, in particular, demand hard work with plenty of practice and not a little frustration.
There is a vast quantity of freely-available IELTS study material floating around but what IELTS candidates need are clear task responses that they can model their writing on, explanations about how to attempt questions and detailed analysis about ideas and language.
Books on writing techniques and tips will get you so far but one of the most powerful ways of making sure your writing matches up to the high standards of IELTS is to study strong responses to Writing Tasks 1 (Describing Data) and 2 (Writing an Essay). By studying models, you can see how descriptions and arguments are developed, how key points are stressed and how appropriate language clothes ideas.
> 8 IELTS Task 1 models are presented that cover the types of descriptive tasks that need to be attempted. These include models for tables of data, line graphs, bar charts and diagrams. Each task is presented in color and very closely reflects the types of Task 1 questions you will meet. By following the models and reading the detailed analysis contained in the feedback notes for each task, you will begin to understand what is required of you.
> 8 IELTS Task 2 models are provided along with detailed feedback notes which will show you how arguments are built up, how single-topic paragraphs are essential, how conclusions are drawn and how language needs to flow. Again, these varied tasks are very similar in wording and content to what you will experience in your IELTS exam.
This first book for the Academic Module in the “Models for High IELTS Band Scores” series is specifically aimed at those who are serious about their IELTS exams and determined to reach their goal of going on to further academic studies or qualifying for entry to another country.