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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.

Essay writing criteria official detailed guide for all four grading criteria
Report writing criteria official detailed guide for all four grading criteria
Letter writing criteria official detailed guide for all four grading criteria
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