IELTS writing task 1 is one of the most difficult tasks on the English Language Test. To get through it, you need to be clear and concise. But, as with many things in life, writing is not easy if you do not know what you are doing. In this article, we will share some tips that can help you write an effective IELTS essay.
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Writing an IELTS essay is a daunting task, especially if you are not very experienced. Here are some useful tips to help you write the best IELTS essay possible.
Writing an IELTS essay requires special attention to detail. To make sure you have the most effective practice possible, check out these writing tips for the IELTS essay.
Tip 1: Understand the prompt clearly
One of the hardest parts about writing an IELTS essay is understanding the prompt and finding out exactly what you are being asked to write about. It can be hard to do this on your own, but there are some tricks you can use that will help make it easier for yourself – or at least give you a general idea as to what your essay should look like.
Step 1: To understand how long each part in the prompt needs to be, try reading through it and looking at the underlined parts in red. This will help you figure out if there are any odd spaces between groups of words or periods that need to be removed for proper sentence structure
Step 2: Once you understand the main topic, look into examples of what work might need to be done to make your essay ready or fill them out yourself knowing where they belong.
This is extremely helpful! If I can take a quick glance at the prompt and focus on keywords instead of having to go through it all, I can fix more wrong areas. Good tip!
What has made learning English in Japan very difficult is that we are not taught how to write down Japanese characters by our junior high school teachers and even less so what they represent (grammatical patterns). How I have managed throughout my first year being in Nakano was partially mirroring the text in my daily life and what comes natural when writing. No matter how many times I did it, I still completed the essay twice over with failed marks each time (wrongly judging myself because of initial lack of understanding).
Tip 2: Outline your essay structure
Use a pen and paper to try writing this down. This is an optional step, but something I highly recommend doing if you are struggling with an essay or one of the steps below stops working in translating Japanese sentences into English ones:
Step 3: Once these basic points have been made I would move on from each point by finding similar examples from my day-to-day life within Japan and using those as guides to help me write what comes naturally .
Tip 3: Employ good use of vocabulary
Translating dictionary words into correct English usage is also one of the difficulties for most people’s learning. A tip I would like to offer would be to try finding what you can from your day-to-day life in Japan and make a personal resource book of used language that will help you with other work, especially when writing essays (A LOT OF SENTENCES are combinable with these word combinations).
Step 4: Once complete, drill the sentences down until you get them without hesitation.
What is this if it isn’t Drilling?
I would return to my characters many times through out the day and fill in everything from grammar, conjugation rules (as necessary or relevant ), phonetics of new words and even sentence order as I was originally taught during junior high school. Now that’s 2 years worth of work! D’awww… But I was consistent and patient with my goals, so I gained a desire to not only speak but also write in Japanese.
Little did I know that even if you are familiar with the language (which is different than fluency) there still could be no more work for you! It’s all about focus when it comes to learning languages efficiently!
Tip 4: Support your opinion with details
Yes, I can say this, tell them something about yourself AND thus prove your location in the country.
Step 5: Pick any word that you don’t know and after a few minutes of study everyday use it and see how far you have come compared to others using their own vocabulary. This is my main source for discovering words when I would be craving one haha! Then keep on spitting out lines without hesitation until they are comfortable and natural.
What is this if it isn’t Drilling? Once we get to class I would ask random people what they were trying to say and then fill in the lines for them (which was a nice way of reviewing since my natural Japanese skills at that time weren’t quite up to par).
This process helped me because after 3 years of mastery with the language I could insert those “real” words into other sentences, changing their original meaning to closer ones. For example: “I see you’re reading that manga right now?” “Yeah, I just started it today.”
Tip 5: Proofread
This is a plus! Point out inconsistencies with your diction and be sure to emphasize on the important ones. This will most likely help you review more in less time (which may result into better conversation skill) as well as correcting mistakes that others might not catch easily.
That was it my friends! I hope this guide has elevated your Japanese learning a little.
All in all, the best way to learn Japanese is by listening, reading and speaking.
Learning through speaking is my favorite because it gives you the most opportunities to practice what you’ve learned and can be more fun than just reading or listening. I hope this guide has helped in your learning journey! Feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions! You May Like English writing.