IELTS Advantage: Writing Skills

  • Coursebook
IELTS Advantage: Writing Skills Cover
Authors: Richard Brown, Lewis Richards
Series:IELTS Advantage
Level:B2-C1 / IELTS 6.5-7.0
Published:Forthcoming September 2011

Key features

IELTS Advantage: Writing Skills is a fully comprehensive resource for passing the writing section of the IELTS exam with a grade of 6.5-7.0 or higher.  Students are guided step-by-step through the different tasks in the writing module, using material developed in the classroom, by authors with many years’ experience in helping hundreds of IELTS candidates achieve a high IELTS score.

IELTS Advantage: Writing Skills:

  • shows students how to organise and structure an answer for all types of task 1 and 2 questions
  • contains a model essay in each unit, showing students exactly what is required
  • contains a general interest article in each unit, developing ideas and vocabulary for a common topic in the exam
  • quickly develops students’ fluency and confidence in producing pieces of writing through a focus on academic vocabulary and collocations
  • contains grammar exercises in each unit, showing students how to apply a wide range of grammar items in their IELTS writing

Key features:

  • Suitable for classroom study or self-study
  • Includes answer key
  • Real writing samples from IELTS students, with examiners’ comments, show in detail what is required to achieve a 6.5, for example
  • Frequent exam tips help students achieve a higher score
  • Check and challenge sections allow students to revise material and take their writing to the next level




I would recommend this book. I was impressed with its content, layout and advice and think this will be an invaluable resource for any student looking to improve their writing skills and gain a solid IELTS writing mark.

Clare Welch, January 2012 PDF

The authors' expertise is evident throughout; highly recommended.

Pete Sharma

EL Gazette, February 2012 PDF

I believe this is the best book to prepare students for the IELTS Writing paper. This highly flexible book is packed with all the ingredients likely to lead to a high band score. It is just splendid! The teacher can pick and choose to target their lessons to their students’ needs.

Claire Hastings

, August 2012 PDF

I wish I had had a copy of this book when I was teaching Academic IELTS Writing!

Angie L. Schroeder

IATEFL Voices 228, September-October 2012 PDF

Overall, this book does exactly what it sets out to do - it provides very thorough and methodical development of a student's writing skills and is absolutely focused on the IELTS exam.

Katy Shaw

Journal of the IATEFL ESP SIG, Winter 2012-Spring 2013 PDF

Component ISBNs

Coursebook 978-1-905085-62-0

11 responses to IELTS Advantage: Writing Skills

  1. Hi,

    This article is very informative since this offers a channel on improving your IELTS writing skills. Given above were its key features. This will really make the students become better in their IELTS writing skills.

    Thank you.

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  7. Richard Russell says:

    I would like to point out that Unit 8, page 97, Exam Skills 1, Exercise 4, appears to contain three sentences that are grammatically incorrect. Sentence 1, for example, suggests that comedies enjoy watching action movies.

    The basic problem with these sentences is the omission of an additional clause (or reduced clause) which is necessary to clarify which items are being compared (i.e. numbers of men rather than types of film). As a former IELTS examiner I should certainly consider all three of these sentence structures wrong.

    A deeper concern is that these sentences introduce a confusion between the “as … as” structure and the “more/less/fewer … than” structure, which teachers of IELTS routinely strive to keep distinct. Since all these sentences can (perhaps preferably) be completed using “as” rather than “than” the choice of the latter is doubly unfortunate.

    Whilst I appreciate that comparative structures are notoriously difficult – more so than many realise – these examples are not acceptable English and should not, in my opinion, be presented as models for students.

    This is the only criticism I have to make of the material, which has otherwise proved very useful.

    Richard Russell, Director of Studies, Princes College, London WC1.

  8. sara says:

    A good guide of IELTS Exam is important for students.

  9. Talal Alanazi says:

    Hi , Thank you Richard Brown & Lewis Richards

    You’ve developed my writing in all areas.
    I’m student in leeds uni. and the great was very helpful not just in Ielts also on presintation, reports and essays

    I didn’t finish the book yet but it helps me to write a great introductions of any subject in the world.

    Kind Regards

    Talal , Leeds , UK

  10. It is really a good post has really good article on the IELTS Exam all the articles are very informative thanks for the article.

  11. David Sinkinson says:

    I am writing my own textbook on IELTS and, along with Sam McCarter’s work, I found the IELTS Advantage a source of inspiration. Some of the models are a little too long, which is disconcerting for some students but overall the book is very useful.

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