This book has been written to provide the IELTS student with a brief summary outlining how to write an effective essay in the Task 2 portion of the Academic and General IELTS exams. It is hoped that this book acts as a supplement to the student's repertoire of IELTS writing resources and not the student's sole source of guidance for their studies in essay writing. Although valuable, reading up on the subject of IELTS essay writing alone will not ascertain success on the Task 2 portion of the IELTS exam. Students should be actively practicing their essay writing skills on a regular basis with direct coaching from an IELTS instructor.
While reading this book, the IELTS student should remember that there is no single 'correct' essay format. Examiners award marks to the structural presentation of written language based on its ability to communicate a message, not the employment of a predetermined essay formula. It is for this reason the student needs to think critically about how they respond to their IELTS Task. Tailoring the essay structures taught in this book to fulfill an essay question may be needed.