Get Prepared for IELTS Writing for Free

If your dream is to study abroad, work abroad, or to live in an English-speaking country, the IELTS Test can help you.  

The IELTS Test has four parts: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. Many students say that the Writing part of the test is very difficult for them, so Cathoven has created a new way to help you practice for the IELTS Writing Test.

Cathoven’s IELTS Writing practice program is free, and it will give you an instant IELTS score and also show you what you need to do to improve your writing.

Let’s look at the IELTS Writing Test and learn how this new tool can help you improve your Writing Test score.


How can I practice for the IELTS Writing Test?

The only way to improve your IELTS Writing Test score is to practice writing for the test. First, you need to know that on the Academic Test, there are two types of questions:

  • Question One: You are asked to describe a picture which gives you some information in a graph, chart, or table. You need to write 150 words in about 20 minutes.
  • Question Two: You are given an opinion, or argument, or problem, and you need to write a 250 word response in about 40 minutes.

Many students have never answered questions like these before. So, the only way to improve your IELTS Writing score is to get used to answering these types of questions. With Cathoven’s CEFR Analyzer, you can practice as much as you want for free. The Analyzer will give you an IELTS Writing score as soon as you finish writing. And it will also show you what you need to work on to improve your writing, and your IELTS score.

Using the Cathoven Analyzer

First, to practice for the IELTS Writing Test, you can go to the IELTS website to find sample questions, and then open Cathoven’s CEFR Analyzer to type in your answer and get an instant score.

1. Find an IELTS practice question

IELTS Writing Test Sample Question
IELTS Writing Test Sample Question

2. Open the Cathoven CEFR Analyzer and Practice Writing

CEFR Analyzer for IELTS
Cathoven CEFR Analyzer for IELTS Writing Practice

3. Check your IELTS score

In the example below, we look at the IELTS Writing score for one of the sample anwers on the IELTS website. After you type in your answer, and click Analyze, you look for Level Mapping below your answer and open it to see your score.

IELTS Writing Test Sample Answer
Answer to the IELTS Writing Question Seen Above.
Level Mapping for IELTS Writing Test
Level Mapping is found under your answer
Finding your IELTS Wrting Score

How can I improve my IELTS Writing score?

Cathoven’s analyer will give you your IELTS score, and it can also help you to improve your score. IELTS will look at four things when they grade your Writing Test. For Task One, they will check:

  1. Did you understand the information in the picture, and did you give a complete answer?
  2. Do all the parts of your answer fit together well and stay on the topic?
  3. Do you use more advanced vocabulary?
  4. Did you use different types of grammar and more complex sentences?

How to use the Cathoven Analyer to improve your Vocabulary Score

The Cathoven Analyzer can really help you to improve your IELTS Writing Test Score by helping you with both the  Vocabulary and Grammar and Sentence Structure sections of the IELTS Writing Test.

First, the Analyzer will tell you the Vocabulary level for your answer. The levels start with the A1 level, and then A2, B1, B2, C1.

If you use only very simple words, you might get an A1, but if you use more advanced vocabulary, you will see B1 or B2. There is also a second number in each level, so a B1.2 is less advanced than B1.7.

Here, we see that the overall Vocabulary level is B1.2, but if you click on Vocabulary Breakdown, you can learn more about your level, and see what you can do to improve it:

IELTS Writing Test Vocabulary Level
IELTS Writing Test Vocabulary Level

When we open the Vocabulary Breakdown, we can click Distribution to learn more about our Vocabulary Level:

IELTS Writing Test Vocabulary Distribution
IELTS Writing Test Vocabulary Distribution
IELTS Writing Test Vocabulary Distribution
IELTS Writing Test Vocabulary Distribution

We see that almost 75% of the vocabulary we used was at A1, very basic, so to improve, we take a look at the words we used and see which words were at higher levels.

IELTS Wrting Test Vocabulary Wordlist
IELTS Wrting Test Vocabulary Wordlist

To improve your Vocabulary level, you can look at the words you used and notice the basic words, A1, and the more advanced words, B1, B2. Now, you can set your timer at 20 minutes and write again, trying to use more advanced vocabulary. When you finish, you can check to see if your Vocabulary level has increased.

How to use the Cathoven Analyer to improve your Grammar and Sentence Score

Just like for the Vocabulary score, you can also use the Cathoven Analyzer to check the levels of your Verb Forms and Sentence Clauses from your practice writing. Just click on the Verb Form Breakdown or Clause Breakdown, and you will find detailed information about the levels of verbs and sentences you have used in your answer.

Then, you can use this information to help you improve your writing.

Verb Form and Clause Breakdown for IETLS Writing Test

Use Cathoven today to help improve your IELTS Writing Score

If you dream of studying, working, or living abroad, the IELTS Test is one step you need to reach your goal.

Many students find that the Writing section of the test is difficult for them. So, you need to practice for the Writing Test, and Cathoven’s Analyzer can help you by giving you an instant IELTS Writing score and by showing you how to improve your Vocabulary and Grammar grades on the test. Remember, Cathoven’s Analyzer is free to use, so try it today!

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