This download lesson is kindly provided by Tish Kirkland of Yes! IELTS. Tish has special insight into the examining process and here she talks you through what it takes to score band 7 in task 2 – the essay. It should be particularly useful for people who are stuck on band 6 or 6.5.
One of my favourite pieces of advice for IELTS candidates is to learn how IELTS is marked – on the basis that unless you know what to do, you won’t do it. And this is exactly what Tish does for you here. What she does is analyse in detail how the band score descriptors work and what examiners look for when they decide if an essay is good enough for band 7.0.
I should add that if you are aiming for a higher band score, then Tish has a link on the download to take you to more advice for that level.