Paradigm Language Institute

IELTS Article - Avoiding penalties for IELTS essays

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

An IELTS student sent me this query about IELTS (International English Language Testing System):

“What’s the maximum score an IELTS essay can lose if a test taker develops an essay in a way that’s different from what the examiner expects?” This is my reply:

I’m not exactly sure what you mean by your question. Are you asking whether there’s a marking penalty if the overall view given by the candidate is very different from the personal view of the examiner? If you are, then the answer is that it makes absolutely no difference at all.

Task 2 of the IELTS writing test requires candidates to develop a clear position in response to a question or statement given in the essay question. Here, the word “position” means “a point of view or attitude on a certain question.”


  1. Thanks for sharing this nice post. Every test taker should learn that how to get high marks in IELTS essay for better result in IELTS.



Most Reading

Get in touch with Paradigm

Get in touch with Paradigm

Contact Us

Paradigm Language Institute

25 Alma Link Building 2nd Floor , Patumwan, Bangkok 10330
Tel: (662) 255 8889
Mobile: (668)97651910, (668)46621515
Fax: (662) 655 2600