Here's a summary of the best strategies and techniques to score Band 7+ in IELTS Writing Task 1 (General Training) mentioned in the IELTS Twenty20 course for quick reference.
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Go over the techniques and strategies as many times as possible before the exam so that they become second nature.
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Band 7+ Strategies for IELTS General Training - Writing Task 1
- First off, read & understand the purpose of the letter for Writing Task 1.
- Recognize the type of letter and decide if it is a formal letter or informal letter.
- Begin and end your letter appropriately.
- Identify an appropriate tone for the letter and use it consistently throughout the letter.
- Cover all key bullet points mentioned in the question and explain them clearly and appropriately.
- Use a wide range of grammatical structures and vocabulary.
- Write the letter in paragraphs. No bullet points or short notes.
- Write at least 150 words but no more than 200 words.
- Spend no more than 20 minutes on Writing task 1 so that you have 40 minutes for Task 2. Task 2 is worth twice as much as Task 1 and so you must spend more time on Task 2.
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