There are 3 skills that are the most important factors in writing an IETLS essay, namely brainstorming, paraphrasing and sentence-building skills.

  • Brainstorming skills: The ability to come up with good ideas and to organize those ideas logically within the paragraph.

The sequence of brainstorming would be as follows


Let’s take a look at this topic:

It is more important for schoolchildren to learn about local history than world history.

Do you agree or disagree




  • Paraphrasing skills: The ability to express the same idea in different words, sentences and structures. There is no need for you to replace all the words and phrase in the original sentence.


  • Sentence building skills: The ability to construct complex, yet clear sentences. A good and informative sentence is created by a complex structure, vocabulary and specific details.