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Grading Criteria for the IELTS Writing Exam

The IELTS writing exam consists of two parts. Task 1 Academic of the IELTS exam consists of a 150 word  report, whereas  Task 1 General of the IELTS exam consist of a 150 word  letter. Task 2 Academic of the IELTS exam consists of 250 word essay , and Task 2 General of the IELTS exam also consists of a 250 word essay.

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The IELTS writing grading criteria consist of the following:

Task Response:
1. Do you write 250 words
2. Do you answer the topic
3. Do you cover all parts of the task
Coherence and Cohesion:
Coherence refers to your writing being easy to understand.
Cohesion refers to your essay having a logical structure. Paragraphs should focus on a clear topic and sentences should have logical connections.
Lexical Resource:
To score highly you must correctly use higher level words, and pay attention to your word endings (s, ed). In addition you should try to show a range of vocabulary. This means you should avoid repeating words too many times.
Grammatical Range:
To score highly you need to use a variety of sentence types (simple, compound, complex) and also avoid grammatical errors, such as with articles and prepositions.

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