Unlocking IELTS: Academic Writing Task 2 - Essays

Learn key tips and tricks for success on IELTS Academic Writing Test Task 2!

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Most students don’t do as well as they could on Task 2. Why?

They have written essays before so they do not prepare for Task 2. Writing a good essay in any language is not easy and there are rules for writing essays in English. Plus, it's hard to study for an unknown question!
You can’t study…but you can prepare!

This course will teach you strategies to help you successfully answer the Task 2 question.

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Understand IELTS writing tasks
  • Know how to approach Task 2 writing
  • Learn how to identify and understand the type of essay question
  • Have a clear formula for writing IELTS essays
  • Be aware of specific language and organization you need to successfully approach IELTS Task 2
  • Know about typical problems in IELTS Task 2 and how to avoid them

Once you know the strategies to use for Task 2, you can write a great answer!

"Unlocking IELTS: Academic Writing Task 2" is the fourth lecture in our series on how to approach IELTS Writing.

This course is designed for students whose English is Intermediate level or above.


Your Instructor


Melanie Johnson
Melanie Johnson

I am an expert teacher of English as a second language. I have over 15 years of experience as a teacher. I also possess MA in TESOL/Applied Linguistics as well as a Cambridge CELTA and DELTA. I have trained teachers and students from over 65 countries and my previous clients have included executives from major investment banks, workers at the European Union Parliament, Middle Eastern royalty and the occasional international celebrity. I enjoy teaching all aspects of English but I am a specialist in several areas, one of which is IELTS exam preparation. I have been helping students achieve success on their IELTS exams for over a decade and I am excited to share with you the secrets and inside knowledge I have about the exam to help you get the score you need!



Frequently Asked Questions


Are there language level prerequisites for this course?
Yes, this course is recommended for students approximately Intermediate level or above in English.
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like, across any and all devices you own, unless this course or school is discontinued.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
To request a refund, contact us within 45 days of purchase date. Refunds are subject to the criteria outlined on the Terms of Use page. Feel free to contact us with any questions.

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