What are the key PRIORITIES when teaching each IELTS writing genre?

Connect the most important aspect of each genre that a teacher should pay special attention to.

Aspects of writing:

1) the ability to write neutrally and precisely about facts presented by someone else

2) critical thinking and reasoning skills

3) creativity to invent detail and an awareness as to when to use formal or informal language


A) essays

B) reports

C) letters

(Answer key:

1) B

2) A

3) C)

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