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Inside secret! Read this and found out how the IELTS writing exam is marked! People are often confused by the methodology used to calculate the IELTS writing mark. As you know, your IELTS writing band is made up of your performance on two separate writing assignments, more commonly known as Task 1 and Task 2. But what you may not know is how these assignments are weighted against each other to formulate your overall writing band. Knowing the answer to this question gives the IELTS student a major advantage in the exam. As was recently explained to me by former IELTS examiner Chris Green (of ), examiners first assign a band to each of a student’s tasks. Then the examiner uses a chart to calibrate precisely what the student’s overall writing band is. According to this chart, the Task 1 to Task 2 weighting ratio is about 1:2 (in other words, Task 1 contributes 33% and Task 2 66%).
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  • Winter '16
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