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How is IELTS writing task 2 essay checked?

In this article, we will explain on what basis and how IELTS examiners assess your Writing Task 2 Essay.

In simple terms, your essay is checked and evaluated on a band scale from 0 to 9 according to IELTS writing band descriptors and on the four IELTS writing marking criteria:

  • Task Response
  • Coherence and Cohesion
  • Lexical Resource
  • Grammatical Range and Accuracy

It means that each of these criteria will impact your overall score in Task 2.

Next, we will explain what these marking criteria mean.

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