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What is IELTS Writing Assist?

IELTS Writing Assist is an official preparation tool from IDP Education for test takers who need to boost their Writing score by 0.5-1.0 points. 

  • Complete practice Writing tasks online and receive a personalised feedback report from an IELTS Coach with detailed feedback on your task response, coherence and cohesion, lexical resource, grammar and accuracy. 

  • Receive a detailed action plan with suggestions and resources to improve your written English, including your task response, coherence and cohesion, lexical resource, grammar and accuracy, use of articles, subject-verb agreement, verb tenses, singular and plural nouns and general English advice. 

  • Available for IELTS Academic or General Training. 

How does IELTS Writing Assist works?

1. Register for IELTS Writing Assist 

Select the task you want to try from the list of "Products" below, go to the purchase page, and enter your name and email address. Once payment is completed, you will receive an email with the information you need to log in to IELTS Writing Assist Online portal and detailed instructions on how to use it. Please also check your junk mail folder.

▶How to use the Booking benefit [special code]

If you book your IELTS at IDP after April 1, you will receive a one-time free use [special code] within your booking confirmation email. Enter the code in the "Enter discount code" at the top of the purchase page and click "Apply" on the right to confirm that $39.00 AUD is now $0.00AUD. 1 use per exam.

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2. Complete both Writing tasks 

Complete both tasks online in a quiet place just as you would in an IELTS test, without using a dictionary and sticking to a 1-hour time limit. 

  • In the IELTS Academic Writing Task 1, you will be asked to describe some visual information (graph/table/chart/diagram) in your own words. In Task 2, you will respond to a point of view, argument, or problem. 

  • In the IELTS General Training Writing Task 1, you will be asked to respond to a situation, for example, by writing a letter requesting information or explaining a situation. In Task 2, you will be asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem. 

Just like in the real test, you’ll have the opportunity to plan your task response. Once you’ve completed your essay plan, you’ll write your response to Task 1 and Task 2. There is an automatic word count to help guide you, just like in the IELTS on computer test. 

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3. Submit your completed Writing tasks 

Once you have completed and submitted both Tasks, an IELTS Coach will review your responses. You’ll receive your personalised feedback and action plan to improve your written English. You’ll be prompted to log back in the IELTS Writing Assist portal to download your feedback 

 4. Receive your personalised feedback and action plan from an IELTS Coach 

Receive a detailed, personalised report on your writing skills indicating your strengths and weaknesses and strategies for improvement via an action plan. 

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IELTS Writing Assist - Academic (Version 1)

IELTS Writing Assist - Academic (Version 2)

IELTS Writing Assist - Academic (Version 3)

IELTS Writing Assist - Academic (Version 4)

IELTS Writing Assist - Academic (Version 5)

General Training

IELTS Writing Assist - General Training (Version 1)

IELTS Writing Assist - General Training (Version 2)

IELTS Writing Assist - General Training (Version 3)

IELTS Writing Assist - General Training (Version 4)

IELTS Writing Assist - General Training (Version 5)


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