IELTS Writing task 2 Steps

IELTS Writing task 2 Steps | IELTS Writing task 2 Steps

Step 1: Answer is relevant to the question

Answer what you have been asked in the question. Don’t produce an essay that is close to a topic you have previously prepared. Make sure your examples and ideas are relevant. If you generalise too much and are not specific enough this will affect how your ideas are presented to the examiner.  


  • Make sure your ideas are directly related to the question  
  • Use ideas and examples that you are familiar with, and that relate directly to the topic 
  • Extend your answer to include a number of ideas that will support the question.  


  • Include irrelevant information  
  • Over-generalise  
  • Produce a memorised essay  
  • Present ‘recent’ research or statistics related to the topic “At least 41% of all men…”

Step 2: Answer all parts of the question

Step 3: Organise your essay logically, with clear progression using linking phrases

Step 4: Organise your essays into paragraphs

Step 5: Use less common vocabulary and spell it correctly

Step 6: Don’t use memorised language, phrases or examples

Step 7: Use a variety of complex sentence structures

Step 8: Step 8: Checklist