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Intermediate: B1


thank you so mush for this cours.

Dear Sir
In IELTS Academic writing Task one, is it a must to write the question in you own words?
Is it called paraphrasing?
Thank you.
Andrew international


In IELTS Academic Task 1 you are asked to describe, summarise or explain information which is presented in a visual form (a chart, diagram or similar). I'm not sure what you mean by 'write the question'.

You can read more about the IELTS test on our site for people taking the test. You can find it here: TakeIELTS.

The page for the Writing paper is here.


The site has a lot of resources for IELTS candidates, including sample questions and answers. I'm sure it will be helpful for you.



The LearnEnglish Team

hello, i am a newbie here, and my skill in english is still bad. And one of my loopholes in effort to conquer ielts is in writing section. Is there a link to improve my writing skill better? Thank you.

Hello JFrost,

Have you tried our site for IELTS candidates? You can find it here:

You'll find a lot of information about the exam and tips and advice on many aspects, including writing. In the Preparation section there are sample answers and mock exams for you to try.



The LearnEnglish Team

Well, Peter, to be flat, I disagree with your advice of seeing that IELTS website for any help as I have gone through to it but the content does not help me in raising the score. Not me only, many of my friends have the same experience.

British council is just minting money and IELTS has become the tool for that.

When you ask specific queries on IELTS, they ban you. Is it a professional approach? Really, No,

Many applicants are disappointed with the way the IELTS exam is marked. Writing and speaking part is where the human interaction is involved and that is where most candidates lose marks.

Some examiners give high marks, but then the other teacher reduce it.

Personally,IT is not a trustworthy exam for me anymore.

Please publish my post as a feedback and do not remove it.

How can i writing correct spelling words??
I have more mistake in spelling ..

Hello sumi sumi,

Don't feel too bad about spelling mistakes. We all make them, even in our native language, so you are not alone! I find the best way to improve spelling is to read as much as possible. When reading we familiarise ourselves with the spelling of words both familiar and new, and we internalise the rules, such as they are, for spelling. There are also spell checkers in any kind of word processor which you can use to check your writing and this is helpful because it makes us aware of what kind of mistakes we are making, which is key to avoiding making them in the future.

I hope those suggestions are helpful.



The LearnEnglish Team

I really not confidence when speaking in english? could you help me, Mr. Kirk?

Hello Wildan Ibnu Walid,

Confidence will only come with practice, I'm afraid. However, you can practise by yourself. When I learn a language I speak by myself all the time, describing what I am doing when I am alone, talking to my pet dog, arguing with things I hear on the television and so on. The more you speak - even if making mistakes - the more fluent and confident you will become.

We actually have a page with advice of this kind, including advice on improving speaking. You can find that page here. I hope it's useful!


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team