Memorising Model Answers for the Writing Tests

Memorising Model Answers for the Writing Tests


Lacking a disciplined effort from IELTS test takers leads to failure in achieving a good band score in the IELTS exam. It should not come as a surprise, because there are loads of other standardized tests that expect originality and flexibility. It is, therefore, imperative that candidates prepare a study routine and have a systematic approach while working on their English language skills. Failure to do so will result in the registered candidates looking for last-minute shortcuts, which is not at all the solution. IELTS candidates, like other test-takers, need to remember that cramming is also never the solution. Research shows that more than 50% of test-takers decide to memorise entire paragraphs, or even entire samples and models. 

But the problem is: There are no such shortcuts that can suddenly make you a flexible language user. Candidates should always note that, even though the writing tasks in IELTS may seem to be similar to each other, there always is a difference. On the other hand, the examiners are highly trained to notice memorised language and deduct some band scores. Hence, it is advisable that IELTS aspirants work hard to memorise standard and natural expressions in English and learn how they work in sentences. For example, they can get ready to use natural expressions to express apologies (GT Task 1), increases and decreases (Academic Task 1) and anecdotes (Task 2). 

Finally, non-native speakers should know that, while some questions may seem to be a piece of cake, all questions are actually difficult to respond to, since they may not have a chance to communicate in English every day. Only loads and loads of practice can get these individuals ready to achieve a high band score in the IELTS writing tests. 
So, how long does it take for a non-native speaker to be flexible enough to achieve a band 7+ in the IELTS Writing tests? Well, the fact is that there is no evidence to suggest an exact period of time here, but I would recommend working on hundreds of skills by spending somewhere between 8 and 32 weeks.
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