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Writing Assessments

Personalized Writing Feedback from IELTS Experts

What is the Writing Assessment?

The Writing Assessment is perfect for increasing your Writing Band Score! We'll identify your mistakes and help you improve your essay writing for test day by sending you a Score Report.

How does it work?

Write a Task 1 or Task 2 essay during a practice session or a mock test, mark it to be graded, and our IELTS Experts will review your essay and send you a detailed score report in less than two days.

What is in the score report?

In the score report, you'll receive:

  • An overall band score
  • A score breakdown based on the four IELTS Writing Band Descriptors: Coherence and Cohesion, Lexical Resource, Grammatical Range and Accuracy, and Task Achievement
  • Detailed, personalized feedback on the positive aspects of the essay
  • Detailed, personalized feedback on what to change to improve next time

Example Essay Score Report
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"The comments have been so helpful in improving my writing for the IELTS writing of task 2. It was detailed, clear, concise, and to the point. I could see what I am doing well and what needed improvement. Many thanks!"
Honore, Congo
Academic IELTS

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Live Virtual Classes

Unlimited, Live, Drop-In Classes with Experts

What are live classes?

Classes are 1 hour and 15 minute interactive sessions with a Magoosh IELTS Expert designed for active participation. Classes will cover topics across all sections of the exam—Speaking, Writing, Listening, and Reading. We also offer Conversation Classes to build confidence and gain practice using English with other students and a native English speaker.

Why should you join?

You'll get instant feedback, see how other students approach the exam, and learn strategies from the pros. Our classes are perfect for students who prefer to learn in groups, need extra accountability to study, or need extra support and guidance from an Expert.

Who teaches the classes?

Eliot Friesen

Eliot Friesen-Meyers is your teacher. He's a Harvard graduate with more than 10 years of experience in IELTS and TOEFL test prep education. He understands the challenges students face and loves helping them to overcome those challenges.

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What are students saying about our live classes?

I think it's best to hear from a Magoosh student who attend the live classes.

When do you offer classes?

Classes are 5 days a week, Monday - Friday. We currently offer times in the morning Pacific Time (GMT-07:00). If you need classes at a different time, send us an email (help@magoosh.com), and let us know what time works best for you. We want to know.

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"I had only 2 weeks to prepare for the test and the Live Classes provided me with valuable strategies for the different sections of the test. Although I had an advanced English level, I was lacking strategies to approach the test in a more efficient way. I loved the structure of the classes because we got to put those strategies in practice right away. It was also very easy to interact with the instructor and ask questions during the class."
Diana, Colombia
Academic IELTS, Band Score: 8
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"Magoosh Live Class provides a massive boost for me in preparing for the IELTS test. What makes it great is that students can interact directly with the instructor in this class. This is beneficial for me that sometimes needs some guidance on the spot. On top of that, one of the class’ activity which is named Conversation Club provides tremendous help for me to hone my speaking skills by having an IELTS Speaking section practice with fellow students."
Teuku, Indonesia
Academic IELTS
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Ask-an-Expert

A Team of IELTS Experts Ready to Guide You

What is Ask-an-Expert?

On our customer support team, we have a group of friendly IELTS Experts who are ready to answer all your questions. Send us an email or use the "Help Button" when logged into Magoosh, and you'll receive a detailed, friendly response in less than 24 hours.

How do I Ask-an-Expert?

Easy! Use the Help button when you are logged in. It looks like this:

Help button to talk with an expert

You can always send us an email too: help@magoosh.com.

What kind of questions can I ask?

You can ask us anything. Ask us about how to use a study schedule or what to do when your test is in a week. If there's something in a lesson that you don't understand, ask us to provide more information. When you get stuck on a question or don't understand why an answer is correct, send us a question. We love helping!

How many questions can I ask?

Ask as many questions as you want. There isn't a limit to the number of question that you can ask.

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"The prompt response I received from your side whenever I have a query all helped me a lot to improve my score. Keep the good work going guys you have got a lot of students depending on you."
Siddhartha, Canada
Academic IELTS, Band Score: 7
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"It was good and especially the grading of the essays really helped in developing the skills to be confident in facing the ielts examination. The staff at Magoosh was very quick in response so thanks to them as well."
Nitisha, India
General Training IELTS, Band Score: 8
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Speaking Assessments

Eliminate Mistakes and Increase Your Speaking Band Score

What is the Speaking Assessment?

The Speaking Assessment is perfect for building confidence for your IELTS Speaking Interview and increasing your Speaking Band Score! We'll identify your mistakes and help you improve your interview for test day by sending you a Score Report.

How does it work?

After recording your interview response during a practice session or a mock test in Magoosh, mark it to be graded, and our IELTS Experts will review your response and send you a detailed score report in less than two days.

What is in the Score Report?

In the score report, you'll receive:

  • An overall band score
  • A 4-category band score breakdown
  • Detailed, personalized feedback on the positive aspects of your interview
  • Detailed, personalized feedback on what to change to improve next time

Example Speaking Score Report
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"The Speaking Evaluation helped me a lot to know what the Speaking Part could look like on the day of the test. I recommend it to all students who are registered on the platform. It is a great advantage to have evaluations like these."
Luis, Ecuador
Academic IELTS,

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Study Schedules

Detailed Study Schedules Make It Easy to Study and Improve

What are the study schedules

Our study schedules are checklists to help you focus each day and stay motivated. We provide a range of durations too, from 1 week to 1 month long.

What if I can't follow the study schedule?

Don't worry! We are here to help. Not every student is the same and we know that. Send us an email and we can help you adapt and change the study schedule to better meet your time and needs.

What materials do I need to follow the study schedule?

Everything you will need is part of the Magoosh Premium plans. We often recommend additional outside materials for students who need or want more, specifically The Official Cambridge Guide to IELTS for Academic & General Training. But this book is not required.

What do the study schedules look like?

Good question! You can see the study schedules for the Academic and General Training IELTS on our blog.

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"The practice menu in Magoosh pushes me to learn ... Before it was really hard to increase my score only for 0.5 bands. But, with the Magoosh study plan, I became familiar with the test and was able to increase my IELTS score."
Ainun, Indonesia
Academic IELTS, Band Score: 6
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"The one month schedule was extremely helpful ... It worked wonders for me. I got really good scores just because of that. Thank you."
Uzma, Canada
Academic IELTS, Band Score: 8.5
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Score Predictor

Watch Your Band Score Improve with Practice

What is the Score Predictor?

As you study, we provide you an accurate prediction of your band score range on your Dashboard. The more questions you answer, the more accurate it will be. You can be confident of your progress and know when you are ready to take the exam.

How does the score predictor work?

We compare your performance on IELTS questions with data from other Magoosh students. We look at their actual scores on the IELTS and their performance on the same questions you've answered. With this information, we can predict a band score range for the actual test.

Is the score predictor the same on mock tests?

No, it is not the same. The score predictor on your dashboard is based on all the questions you've answered. On a mock test, your estimated score is based on the questions in the mock test. The way we calculate the estimate is the same, but the questions we look at are different.

Why is the score predictor important?

Having an accurate estimate of your band score gives you confidence. It tells you where you are at and how much further you need to go to achieve your target score. Without the score predictor, it would be much harder to see progress. We want students to stay motivated and showing improvement is a great way to do just that.

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"The scores predicted by the magoosh score predictor were almost accurate. Magoosh helped me score 9.0 each in reading and listening, leading to an overall score of 8.5."
Yashitha, India
Academic IELTS, Band Score: 8.5
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"Magoosh dashboard helped me a lot to see the weakness and strengths in a detailed view ... This gave me plenty of confidence during the last phase of preparation."
Vishwa, India
Academic IELTS, Band Score: 8

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