This course will make Writing Task 2 the easiest part of the IELTS test for you. You will learn the best techniques for writing a high-scoring essay. Your instructor Dina, who was an examiner of the writing test for 10 years, will take you through all the techniques you need to succeed in this part of the test!

Learn how to write high-scoring IELTS essays within the time limit!

  • Master the best and easiest high-scoring essay structures for every type of IELTS question, with a sentence-by-sentence guide

  • Learn an easy technique to brainstorm ideas and write your essay fast

  • Learn the vocabulary and grammatical structures needed to achieve a high band score with lectures & lots of practice material

  • Practise over 15 common essay questions and get access to many model essays

  • Know what an examiner is looking for a 7+ band-score & be able to self-check your essay using the Writing band descriptors

What's included?

  • 8 Lectures

    Short, clear and easy-to-follow videos focus on what you need to write a high-scoring IELTS essay. Sentence-by-sentence guides with lots of examples of all question types are presented to make Writing Task 2 easy.

  • Extra Practice Material

    A quiz that tests what you've learned, over 15 common essay questions, and assignments to practise the vocabulary and grammar you need. You'll have access to many model essays for self-evaluation and self-study.

  • ~6 Hours

    2 hours on demand video lectures. The total duration of watching the lectures completing the assignments and answering the Task 2 questions varies from person to person.

  • Lifetime Access

    You have access to the lectures for a year but we can extend this for as long as you need it. This means you can study in your own time and listen to the videos over & over again until you feel ready to take the test.

  • Extra Support

    Prompt availability by Dina and the IELTS Elephant team for further questions about the course or for an explanation of any points relating to the material or about the IELTS test.

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • 1. Introduction to Writing Task 2

  • 2

    Essay Types & Structures

    • 2. For and Against Essay

    • 3. Opinion Essay

    • 4. Problem, Cause and Solution Essay

    • 5. Other Types of Essay

  • 3

    Grammar, Vocabulary & Practice

    • 6. Useful Grammar and Vocabulary

    • 7. Practise Essay Topics

  • 4


    • 8. Writing Task 2 Conclusion

  • 5

    Extra Practice Material & Further Support

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  • Is this course suitable for IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training?

    Both. IELTS Writing Task 2 is exactly the same for both Academic and General training.

  • How long does it take to complete the course?

    The lectures take only 2 hours to complete. The total duration of watching the lectures completing the assignments and answering the Task 2 questions varies from person to person. To get the maximum benefit from this course, I recommend answering all the essay questions, revisiting the material and visiting the extra resources.

  • How long will I have access to the course?

    You have access to the videos and quizzes for a year but we can extend this for as long as you need it.This means you can study in your own time and listen to the videos over & over again until you feel confident enough to take the test.

  • Can you guarantee a 7 or higher IELTS band score?

    The course will help you get a higher band score if you work hard to master the techniques taught. However, there is no guarantee of how high your score will be. This is because your IELTS band score depends on your English level as well as how thorough your test preparation is. If you have a low level of English, then taking this course alone will not be sufficient to achieve a high band score. In that case, I recommend taking an extended English course to improve your English level alongside your IELTS preparation.

  • Do I need to be familiar with the IELTS test?

    No, you don't need to be familiar with the format of the IELTS test. This is something that is explained in the course. By the end of the course, you'll learn what to expect in the test.

  • Will I improve my English skills with this course?

    This is a strategy and techniques course to help you pass the IELTS test successfully. There is advice on grammar, vocabulary and overall English language skills, but the focus in not on general English language learning.

  • Will you correct my essays?

    To maintain an affordable price, the course does not include a writing correction service. However, in the course book, you will find model answers to which you can compare your essays.

    If you still want to get your essays corrected, you can get one of our packages from our website.

Please note that this course is part of the IELTS Academic Full Package Course. If you want to get prepared for all the IELTS modules, then the IELTS Academic Full Package Course is the right for you. A 400-page course book accompanies the full package course.


What students say about the instructor, Dina Panayi.

Despina S.

Thank you for everything! You are the best! With only one month of lessons I passed the IELTS with 7! I am so happy! 😍😍

Andreas C.

I highly recommend Mrs Dina for anyone who is going to participate IELTS exams. I had only a few of lessons and she helped me a lot. I succeeded in my IELTS exams with a high mark. Without her persistent help this achievement would not have been possible!

Nicolas S.

I highly recommend Mrs. Dina Panayi for your IELTS preparation! Native speaker with a passion for teaching IELTS, in a nice and inspiring environment. It has helped me a lot to pass my exams which were much needed for my studies abroad!

Elena K.

Mrs Dina is the best teacher ever!!! She is very enthusiastic and she has her own way of teaching which helped us to achieve high scores in IELTS exams. Thank you Mrs Dina for everything ❤️

Elladios T.

I would highly recommend Mrs. Dina for anyone who is interested in participating in IELTS exams. Her contribution was tremendous, therefore I want to thank her in public as well.

Christiana S.

I am grateful that I have successfully completed my IELTS examination under the guidance of Ms. Dina Panayi within a short period of time. During the preparation, her classes were straightforward and she was very supportive and helpful. I would strongly recommend this talented tutor!

Alex T.

Absolutely the best choice for anyone planning to take the IELTS exams! Dina is extremely helpful and tailors her teaching in accordance to the needs of her students. Very highly recommended!

Sofia C.

Dina Panayi did an excellent job of training me for my IELTS test. She is always enthusiastic and chooses her material carefully which is a great help when you are learning.

Giwrgos S.

Dina is definitely the teacher you need!With a High level of expertise being polite and supportive she provides you with all the necessary guidance and confidence you need to achieve your ielts goal!Highly recommended and definitely one of a kind!!

Michalis Z.

By far the best person to train you for your ielts! In 2 weeks she helped me go from a 6.5 to an 8 out of 9!


IELTS Teacher, Trainer, Examiner

Dina Panayi

Hi, I'm Dina, the founder of IELTS Elephant. Over the last 20 years, I have helped thousands of students succeed in their IELTS goals so they could study or work overseas. Now, I am sharing my tried and tested methods with all of you, through my online courses.

My background: I was raised in New Zealand and graduated from Massey University with a degree in English. I left to take up residence in Cyprus where I taught in various schools and private institutes before establishing my own English Learning institute. Since 2002, I have been specialising mainly in IELTS test preparation.

I work closely with the British Council as an Educator, as a Teacher-Trainer and an Examiner. In 2010, I became an IELTS examiner for the writing and speaking tests for the British Council. I have extensive experience in preparing candidates for studies in the UK and other countries where English is the main teaching language.