The self-study lessons in this section are written and organised according to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR). There are different types of model texts, with writing tips and interactive exercises that practise the writing skills you need to do well in your studies, to get ahead at work and to communicate in English in your free time.
Here you can find activities to practise your writing skills. You can improve your writing by understanding model texts and how they’re structured.
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Write a unified, coherent essay about the increasing presence of intelligent machines. In your essay, be sure to:
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You’ll have 50 minutes to complete the Writing section.
There are 2 writing tasks.
The British Council’s four Understanding IELTS courses give you a complete guide to everything you need to know as you prepare for the IELTS test.
This course focuses on the Academic Writing test. You’ll explore the test format and develop strategies for each type of task.
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Each subject discipline will have certain writing conventions, vocabulary and types of discourse that you will become familiar with over the course of your degree. However, there are some general characteristics of academic writing that are relevant across all disciplines.
It has a formal tone and style, but it is not complex and does not require the use of long sentences and complicated vocabulary.
- An academic essay should answer a question or task.
- It should have a thesis statement (answer to the question) and an argument.
- It should try to present or discuss something: develop a thesis via a set of closely related points by reasoning and evidence.
- An academic essay should include relevant examples, supporting evidence and information from academic texts or credible sources.
An academic essay aims to persuade readers of an idea based on evidence.
- professional software engineers
- computer science students
- engineering-adjacent roles, such as product managers
You need at least a little writing proficiency in English, but you don’t need to be a strong writer to take these courses.
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