IELTS Writing Masterclass

Join the IELTS Essay Masterclass

and Get Band 7+ in IELTS Writing Task 2

  • Learn my 3 Step Approach to writing IELTS Essays
  • Discover what IELTS Examiners are looking for 
  • Learn how to give IELTS Examiners what they want
  • Practise your writing skills 
  • Improve your vocabulary and spelling


PLUS get all these extra bonuses!

IELTS Writing Band 7 Checklist

Find out if your essays will get Band 7...and see what you need to do to improve.

IELTS Model Essays Pack

Discover what Band 9 essays really look like, so you can write them too.

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Improve your spelling with the Spelling Success Toolkit and grow your vocabulary with the Vocabulary Boosters

IELTS Essay Planning Templates

Find out if your essays will get Band 7...and see what you need to do to improve.

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Learn 400 words essential for the IELTS Test

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$97 USD

 "This course shows you how to write IELTS essays using a clear and simple approach. Plus, there are lots of examples to show you how to get a high band score. It's great!" 


Have you ever asked yourself any of these questions?
❓What do I need to do to get Band 7-8 in IELTS Writing?
❓Why do I keep getting stuck at Band 6 or 6.5?
❓Why is there so much confusing advice online?

As an ex-IELTS Examiner and an IELTS Teacher, I see the same mistakes in students' essays. Candidates who SHOULD get Band 7 were doing things that limited their band score. Often this was because of advice they found online. This advice can be good if you only want Band 6, but Band 7 is different. You need to know exactly what IELTS Examiners are looking for at Band 7 and above. That's why I created this course.

My 3 Step IELTS Writing Method

Step 1

You need to understand exactly what the IELTS Examiner is looking for at Band 7 and higher.

Step 2

You need to be able to generate, organise and develop your ideas quickly and effectively

Step 3

You need a method for turning your plan into writing that flows, using clear and precise language.

Most online advice just looks at Step 3. That's not enough for Band 7.

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Understand what IELTS Examiners are looking for at Band 7 and higher
  • Give IELTS Examiners what they want for a Band 7 and higher
  • Quickly generate ideas for your essay
  • Effectively plan and organise your ideas using a 4 step planning process
  • Write clear and concise introductions and conclusions
  • Develop strong body paragraphs with supporting examples that illustrate your ideas
  • Use words and phrases to link your ideas together
  • Communicate your ideas using clear, precise vocabulary
  • Use the four most useful grammatical structures
  • Avoid the most common IELTS mistakes
  • Understand the most common reasons why test takers get stuck at Band 6
  • Check your essay for the most common language errors
  • and much more...from an ex-IELTS Examiner

 "Detailed explanations along with strategies and tips. It's a really helpful course for preparing for IELTS Writing Task 2."

Aisha Khan

 "Great course. Easy to understand. Clearly explains how to get Band 7 in writing. I recommend it." 

Sergey Pecherkin

 "I took IELTS 4 times, always stuck at 6 in writing, then I took this course. Got 7.5!!! Thank you!!" 

Phong Van Anh

Louis Skosana
South Africa


$97 USD

"There are some amazing insights in this course which make clear what you need to do to get band 7 in writing. Especially, the section on understanding the assessment criteria is so great that you quickly know what to do. I learned so much."

Lucja Maciejewska

Meet Your Teacher

IELTS Charlie

Charlie is a qualified teacher and former IELTS Examiner with 25 years' teaching experience all over the world. He has worked for some of the major English language schools including International House, IDP and The British Council.

He holds a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Bath and is a certified English language teacher. 

He is an experienced teacher trainer, and he has carried out training in English language teaching techniques to classroom teachers in several countries. 

Charlie is the author of two bestselling books and runs "IELTS Charlie", one of the most highly rated IELTS websites in the world. His courses, for both English language learners and teachers, have been taken by over 90,000 students in over 160 countries around the world.

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About the 3 Step IELTS Writing Method

You will learn how to get Band 7 and higher in IELTS Writing Task 2 using my unique 3 Step Writing Approach.

Step 1: Understanding The Assessment Criteria

Find out how IELTS Examiners assess IELTS Writing Task 2, and discover what you need to give them to get a Band 7 or higher.

  • everything you need to know about Task Response, and how to get Band 7+
  • how to develop your ideas so that it gets Band 7 and Band 8 
  • everything you need to know about Coherence and Cohesion, and how to get Band 7+ 
  • how to structure your ideas and arguments in a logical way 
  • the different types of cohesive device  
  • everything you need to know about  Lexical Resource, and how to get Band 7+
  • how to use precise vocabulary in your writing 
  • everything you need to know about Grammatical Range and Accuracy, and how to get Band 7+
  • the different types of complex structure
  • the key differences between Band 6 and Band 7, and between Band 7 and Band 8
  • the common mistakes made by IELTS Test Takers

Step 2: Planning Your Essay

Band 7+ essays focus on communicating ideas. Ideas First! In Part 2 of the course you will learn how to generate and plan your ideas using my Communicative Writing Method. This is more than quickly jotting down a few ideas. It's about showing your thinking!

I will give you a 4 Step Process to help you plan your essay. This process will help you to produce well-organised IELTS Writing Task 2 essays with relevant ideas.

  • how to plan your essay using my 4 Step Planning Process 
  • how to generate ideas quickly and effectively
  • find out what extending and supporting your ideas really means
  • how to write examples - and what not to do
  • how to quickly check your essay for the errors that prevent you getting Band 7+

Step 3: Writing Your Essay

Turn your plans into Band 7 essays! I will explain what you need to write in the introduction, body paragraph and conclusion of your essay, and I'll give you lots of examples.

  • how to write the introduction, body and conclusion of the different essay types 
  • example introductions, body paragraphs and conclusions

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IELTS Essay Masterclass Curriculum

  • Introduction to the Course (02:37)
  • Introduction to IELTS Writing Task 2 (16:10)
  • Introduction To The Assessment Criteria (4:45) 
  • How Do IELTS Examiners Use The Assessment Criteria? (9:38)
  • What is Task Response? (1:45) 
  • How To Address The Task (9:38)  
  • Addressing The Task: How To Get Band 7 (15:21)  
  • What Is Position? (6:31)  
  • Position: How To Get Band 7 (14:29)  
  • Developing Your Ideas (5:19)  
  • Practice Exercises
  • Developing Your Ideas: How To Get Band 7 (19:52)  
  • Task Response: Summary (2:39)
  • What Is Coherence And Cohesion? (4:32) 
  • How Well Are Your Ideas Organised? (13:02)  
  • Organisation: How To Get Band 7 (13:30)  
  • How Well Are Your Ideas Linked? (3:39)  
  • Cohesive Device #1: Referencing (5:23)
  • Practice Exercise 
  • Cohesive Device #2: Lexical Cohesion (9:08)
  • Practice Exercises  
  • Cohesive Device #3: Substitution (5:39)  
  • Cohesive Device #4: Relative Pronouns (3:27)  
  • Cohesive Device #5: Conjunctions (4:44)  
  • Cohesive Device #6: Transition Signals (7:08)  
  • Practice Exercises
  • Cohesion: How To Get Band 7 (13:15)  
  • Paragraphing (4:01)  
  • Paragraphing: How To Get Band 7 (5:19)  
  • Coherence And Cohesion: Summary (2:44) 
  • What Is Lexical Resource? (3:01) 
  • How Wide Is Your Vocabulary? (16:30)  
  • Vocabulary Range: How To Get Band 7 (21:43) 
  • Practice Exercises  
  • How Accurate Is Your Vocabulary? (5:47)  
  • Practice Exercises 
  • Lexical Accuracy: How To Get Band 7 (5:03)  
  • Lexical Resource: Summary (5:45)
  • What Is Grammatical Range And Accuracy? (1:55) 
  • How Wide Is Your Grammar? (6:28) 
  • How To Use Complex Sentences (11:16) 
  • How To Use Complex Noun Phrases (11:20) 
  • How To Use Complex Verb Phrases (6:35) 
  • Practice Exercises 
  • How To Use Complex Verb Patterns (5:15) 
  • How Accurate Is Your Grammar? (9:56) 
  • Grammatical Range And Accuracy: How To Get Band 7 (16:50) 
  • Grammatical Range And Accuracy: Summary (6:28) 
  • Part 1: Summary (8:52) 
  • Planning Your Essay (6:07) 
  • 4 Step Planning Process (1:48) 
  • Step #1: Understand Your Task (21:23) 
  • Two-Sided Discussion Essay Questions (17:08) 
  • Opinion Essay Questions (10:23) 
  • Problem Solution Essay Questions (6:32) 
  • Direct Question Essays (6:11) 
  • Step #2: Decide Your Position (15:00) 
  • Step #3: Extending Your Ideas (Part 1) (18:19) 
  • Step #3: Extending Your Ideas (Part 2) (13:56) 
  • Step #4: Structuring Your Essay (11:21) 
  • Band 6 v Band 7 Essay Planning (6:02) 
  • Planning Your Essay: Summary (6:00)
  • Writing Your Essay (2:44) 
  • Writing The Introduction (3:29) 
  • Writing The Introduction: Examples (30:11) 
  • Practice Exercises 
  • Writing The Body: Topic Sentences (10:04) 
  • Writing The Body: Supporting Details (20:24) 
  • Writing The Body: Example (10:38) 
  • Writing The Conclusion (5:21) 
  • Writing The Conclusion: Examples (11:24) 
  • Writing The Conclusion: Common Problems (4:39) 
  • Checking Your Writing (19:54) 
  • Writing Your Essay: Summary (2:26)


"Charlie's course was great. I loved watching the video lessons and using all the extra materials. There is a lot of materials! I improved my ability to write clearly and with a good structure".
Anita Karlsen


"There are some amazing insights in this course which make it clear what to do for Band 7 in Writing. Especially, the section about understanding the assessment is so great that you quickly know how to write."
Lucja Maciejewska


"The lessons are very detailed and explained in a very easy to understand manner. I highly recommend it to every person who wants to do well in IELTS Writing, especially Task 2, which is hardest."
Shivani Gala


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

No. Most students struggle most with Task 2, and Task 2 is worth two thirds of the total writing score, so this course only focuses on Task 2.

However, many of the ideas in the course can be applied to Writing Task 1.

I offer a 30 Day 100% Money Back Guarantee, so if the course is not for you, just send me an email within 30 days of purchasing, and I will refund the purchase price.

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