Today, I would like to announce the release of my brand new IELTS book. It is the first one that I have written that is exclusively about IELTS General. This book will give you everything you need to know about writing letters for task 1 of the GT writing test.
This book is intended to guide you through the process of writing an amazing letter for IELTS, avoiding the pitfalls that students frequently encounter. As such, I have divided the book into the following sections:
An Overview of IELTS Letters
Understanding the Rubric
- Task Achievement
- Coherence and Cohesion
- Lexical Resource
- Grammatical Range and Accuracy
Formality: Choosing the Right Tone for your Letter
- Formal Letters
- Informal Letters
- Semi-formal Letters
- Comparing Tones
Letter Structures and Features
- Body Paragraphs
Types of IELTS Letter
- Thank-You Letters
- Letters of Complaint
- Letters of Apology
- Letters of Invitation
- Other Letter Samples
Once you have read this book, you will have a much better understanding of what is really required for success in IELTS GT writing.
Here are some things you will get in my book that other books do not offer:
- A straightforward guide to the marking rubric, which is really important for understanding exactly what the examiners want to see.
- Realistic advice on picking the correct language. (Not just the usual “Don’t say X, say Y.”)
- An incredible 34 annotated sample letters! The annotations help you to understand why I have written certain things.
- Detailed explanation about recommended structures and content.
Who Should Read This?
This book is written to help IELTS GT candidates. It has a straightforward style, but it might be difficult for people below band 6 to fully understand without a teacher to help them. I think it would be particularly useful for those stuck at around band 6.5 because it aims to demystify the process of moving up to a band 7 level and beyond.
I often write about how bad IELTS advice is and everything that I produce for TED-IELTS or my books is aimed at combatting the shockingly poor quality of IELTS material available online or in cram schools around the world. With this book, I hope to further help push people away from those bad ideas that cause them to write low-quality letters.
In short, you should buy this book if you:
- are going to take IELTS General Training
- want to get a band 7 or higher
- are already at band 6 or higher
See Inside the Book
Here are a few sample pages. As you can see, the book has a clear layout, making it easier to understand the different parts.
Buy the Book
You can buy this book in three different formats:
- Printed version: https://amzn.to/2MXx9iy
- Kindle version: https://amzn.to/3jK0ysa
- PDF version: https://ted-ielts.com/books/
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