It’s not unusual for us to hear stories that they keep on failing in IELTS Writing section, or they’re stuck with the 6.0 band score. Even Jay has his own IELTS Writing horror story. According to IELTS test statistics published in 2016, the average IELTS writing band score worldwide is 6.0. This average is taken from a 2016 sample of 3 million test-takers in over 140 countries. Indian candidates on average scored 5.5 for writing, while candidates in Saudi Arabia achieved an average writing score of 4.5.

So, what is behind this writing 6.0 trend? Many candidates have tried multiple times to increase their writing score and failed, despite good preparation, advice, and feedback. So, why is it so hard to score above a 6.0 in IELTS writing? Is there a conspiracy as many candidates have claimed? Or is it something less sinister?

Well, either way, E2Language has uncovered the secrets behind the IELTS writing band descriptors. These mysterious band descriptors, or criteria, are what IELTS examiners use to score candidates’ essays. Although the band descriptors are publicly available, looking at them is like looking at a code that only a highly trained IELTS examiner can crack. This means that the mystery behind the IELTS writing scoring remains elusive and unsolved for the average test-taker, often misinterpreted and misunderstood.

Solve the mystery, know the secrets and get an IELTS Band 8 Score! Break the chain.

Criteria are like targets. However, most test-takers don’t know what these targets are, and therefore, consistently miss the bullseye. However, it’s not all one big unsolvable mystery. Behind the obscure jargon and complex language of the band descriptors, are clear writing objectives that are actually achievable. E2Language has lifted the veil and uncovered the secrets, making the band descriptors not only understandable but also achievable. IELTS writing candidates no longer have to miss the bullseye and keep hitting a 6.0.

So, what are the secrets? And what makes E2Language so special? E2Language has put a lot of time and effort into researching the IELTS writing trend and criteria. When we began our research into the IELTS writing, we were as baffled as anyone. We opened many doors which led to dead-ends, only to still find that we couldn’t crack the mystery of 6. But finally, after much commitment and dedication, and asking the right questions to the right people, we finally opened the winning door, and behind it was an IELTS 8.

We are now ready to share what we have found. E2Language will be delivering a full-day intensive IELTS writing workshop at E2Campus in Melbourne. The class will be held on Saturday, 23rd June. So, join Jamal and Jay and crack the secrets of the 6.


Update: E2Campus is already over.

4 thoughts on “Why do test takers keep on failing IELTS Writing?”

  • Hi jay I have given IELTS for 3 times but I always stuck on 5.5 in writing despite practicing alot. Please give me some ideas so that I can overcome the barrier

    • Hi there!

      I’m a part of The E2Language team.

      In all honesty, we see so many students who sadly are stuck at this wall. It seems there is a barrier that stands between those who pass and those who simply need feedback. Unfortunately, practicing over and over won’t always cut it.

      If you’d like to know more about what we can offer you as far as writing feedback go ahead and view our IELTS Packages:

      GOOD LUCK,
      Olivia, & The E2 Team

  • asma arslan says:


    i am looking for this thing as i am having trouble with reading and writing as i scored 7 in reading and 6.5 in writing i only want to improve these two thing please let me know how i can get exclusive service for just these two and i am not planning to render services for year as i would like to do it in coming 2 month max don’t have that much time left

    • Oh no!
      Unfortunately, E2 CAMPUS was a ‘once-off’event! It was our first ever IN-PERSON workshop!

      We only offer our all-inclusive packages- as we have yet to incorporate any ‘a la carte’ options.

      But if you would still be interested in what we offer you can learn more here:

      GOOD LUCK! Sorry I can’t offer you anything more tailored!
      Olivia, & The E2 Team

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