IELTS Energy 669: It’s Fun for Jennifer to Get Band 8 on IELTS Writing

Today you’ll mean Jennifer, and learn how to get band 8 on IELTS Writing.

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She was actually a guest on episode 468 for getting an overall 7.5.

Jennifer is taking 3 Keys again to raise her scores, and is this month’s Writing Wizard Winner.

Her essay won this month because it is perfectly organized, uses natural transition phrases, and has very specific, clear ideas.

This month’s Task 2 question was:

Many would say that adults today are generally healthier than in the past. However, others would say that people have many more unhealthy habits than before.

Discuss both views and give your opinion.

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Here is an excerpt from her essay:

Take my female friends for example. They desire fit and healthy figures; therefore, they always look up the food pyramid and calculate their calories on the internet, and strictly follow the instructions.

This is a fantastic model for using your own life to extend and support your ideas.

In order for Jennifer to increase from her 7.5 in Writing, she needs to be herself in her essay. This makes the information more specific, real and strong.

This extension also helps her to add more great vocabulary.

Jennifer also paraphrased very well, like using ‘nutritional sustenance‘ for ‘health‘.

She is improving her vocabulary through reading and utilizing her vocabulary notebook.

For instance, she likes using ‘domicile‘ instead of ‘home‘.

Remember to not add too many words, and focus on high-level words that are easy to use.

Increasing from a 7.5 in Reading

She’s reviewed the strategies, and now needs to focus on not overthinking.

Especially in Matching Headings to Paragraphs, concentrating on matching parallel expressions.

Increasing from a 7.5 in Writing

Be flexible. Start with our solid 3 Keys templates, but make sure your transitions are appropriate and put your personality in your body paragraphs.

Finally, the most positive sign that Jennifer will raise her score is that she is having fun writing her essays!

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