The Key to IELTS Writing Worksheets

Worksheets for The Key to IELTS Writing Task 2 Course book.

The Key to IELTS Writing Task 2
Click here to get my new writing course.

Click on the links below to download pdfs of the worksheets:

Section 1: Developing task 2 skills

Worksheets for Lessons 1 to 5 

Worksheets for lessons 6 to 10

Section 2: Test practice

Worksheets for Lessons 11 to 15

Worksheets for Lessons 16 to 20



Recent Comments

  • Anonymous
    11th October 2020 - 2:16 pm ·

    Dear Pauline,
    Firstly, i want to say thank you for your outstanding and useful book, i have learnt a lot. Since I did access to my account with 4 devices simultaneously, could you please help me reset my account as soon as possible?

  • Tam Nguyen
    15th August 2020 - 9:03 am ·

    Hi Ms Pauline,
    I have bought the writing task 2 course, and am working on it. I am just wondering if you offer checking service for IELTS learners essays. And if yes, what the fee is. I am look forward to receiving your reply. Many thanks.
    Best regards,

  • Ethan
    11th August 2020 - 10:25 am ·

    Dear Pauline,
    I’ve just purchased the the book, and I find this content is extremely useful and realistic. But just one thing make me feel inconvenient is that I can’t take note or highlight the text like other books which I bought from Apple Store before. Could you please take a look at this issue and fix it soon? I am appreciated!

  • Hop
    16th July 2020 - 5:58 pm ·

    Hi Pauline,
    I bought your ebook [Order #3931] (30th June 2020). I opened them on three of my laptops. But now, all of my laptops are reset and re-installed new Windows. Therefore, I cannot access the book at all even though I use the same devices.

  • Anonymous
    10th July 2020 - 7:02 am ·

    Good Morning,
    Many thanks for your wonderful book, which has shown me why I have kept scoring 6.5 for six times now. Only I am facing a minor issue with navigating the pages, as the up/down key buttons are not working and I have to use the mouse every time to scroll within the page.
    Kindly if you can activate these buttons, it will make the learning experience completely easier.
    Thanks in advance

  • Pauline
    8th July 2020 - 8:19 am ·

    Hi, the term download refers to activating your account. Once you have done this, to access the book you need to click on the link in the email from Kotobee and log in. Hope this helps!

  • Pauline
    5th July 2020 - 8:53 pm ·

    Hi, if she uses your email address to complete the order you will be sent the email to access the book. That is the easiest way. Hope this helps.

    • Anam
      12th July 2020 - 6:42 am ·

      Dear Pauline,
      Thank you for the guidence. My sister was purchasing the book from the UK today, as she lives there. But she messaged me that while she was placing an order there was a form which was supposed to be filled- that included to enter her mailing adrress. So she didnt place it; as she feared it’s not an e-book rather paper book. Hence asked me to confirm from you- as you’re the only source for me to confirm- that if she submits her address, will it still be delivered in e-book format or not. If you could please tell this, I wil be very grateful to you. You are always a helping hand,thank you dear.

  • Pauline
    18th June 2020 - 3:23 pm ·

    Hi, if you would like your devices reset could you please email me by replying to an email from ieltsweekly, using the email address of the account. This is the best way to sort this issue.

  • Kiet Nguyen
    11th June 2020 - 5:22 pm ·

    Hi Pauline,
    I ran into a problem in lesson 11.3 . After listening to the gap-fill recording, i can’t find the model answer of this recording
    Kiet Nguyen

  • Arian Mosavari
    10th June 2020 - 8:24 pm ·

    Hi there, I purchased this book 5 days ago but currently the link doesn’t work and it says the ebook doesnt exist anymore. Then I purchased another one half an hour ago but haven’t recieved any email yet !
    I was wondering if you could help with my issue
    Kind regards

    • Pauline
      11th June 2020 - 6:12 pm ·

      Hi, the book was being updated but this has now finished. Did you check your junk mail for the emails? If it isn’t there can you send me the order number and I can look into it.

  • Chi Vu
    10th June 2020 - 8:56 am ·

    Hi Pauline,

    When I want to see the answer to questions you raised in the book, I clicked on “Click here to see the answers” but it did not work. Can you show me how to see the answer please?
    Looking forward to hearing from you.

  • Quang
    9th June 2020 - 10:08 pm ·

    Hi Pauline,
    I have just bought your book. My email is
    First, I want to thank you for such an invaluable work, which helps me a lot to clear up my confusion about IELTS writing task 2.
    Second, I want to ask about “click here to see the answer” and “click here to listen” sections. Apparently, they are still inactive. I read your book on the web Is there something wrong with my ebook?
    Thanks you in advance.

  • Tuyet Tran
    9th June 2020 - 4:16 pm ·

    Hi Pauline. I have just bought your book for 2 hours. My order is #3094. I don’t know how to use the web to read book so I click to dowload many times. Now I can not access to the book because I have reached my dowload limit. So what can I do to read your book. Hope to hear from you soon.

    • Pauline
      9th June 2020 - 5:23 pm ·

      Hello, you need the email from Kotobee – it has the link and password. Check your junk mail to see if it is there. Once you have activated your account, you don’t need to use the link again – you just sign in on any 3 devices using your email address and password. Just send the url of the book to yourself.

  • Minh-Tien Nguyen
    9th June 2020 - 6:52 am ·

    Hi Pauline

    I’ve just bought the book. However, i have 2 questions

    1) The maximum devices is 3. However, i just accessed the book on my laptop, the downloads remaining became 1. I didn’t log in on other devices

    2) I saw the column next to downloads remaining is Expires. It shows December 8th, 2020. So, it means that after December 8th 2020, i cannot access the book ?

    I’m looking forward to your feedback soon.

    • Pauline
      9th June 2020 - 6:55 am ·

      Hi, you can have access to the book for as long at you need it – I see it as a 6-moth course, but you access will not be taken away if you still need the information. The term download refers to activating the code for your account on Kotobee. Once it is activated, you don’t need to download again. You simply log in on any 3 devices. I hope this helps.

      • Minh-Tien Nguyen
        9th June 2020 - 7:40 am ·

        Hi Pauline,
        thanks for your reply. In term of downloads remaining, i just logged in on my laptop, not on any other devices, and the downloads remaining became 1 instead of 2. Can you help me with this issue. I don’t understand why it became 1.
        Thank you.

        • Pauline
          9th June 2020 - 12:37 pm ·

          The term download refers to activating the code for your account on Kotobee. Once it is activated, you don’t need to download again. After that, you simply log in on any 3 devices using your email and password – you can send the url link to yourself to make it faster. I hope this helps.

  • Bud
    5th June 2020 - 9:57 am ·

    Hi, Pauline, I bought The Key to IELTS Writing Task 2 via PayPal yesterday and the order number is 2430. I am wondering how I can access or download this e-book. Thank you.

  • Afsaneh Rashidi
    2nd June 2020 - 4:07 pm ·

    Hi Pauline,
    I recently purchased your book and I think it is wonderful. Congratulations on the amazing work you have done. It is a complete solution to the problems that many candidates struggling to achieve a band 7 are facing and no matter how hard they try, they fail to find a reliable source to really help them succeed. Your book is just that!
    I just had a couple of questions regarding the Kotobee platform regarding how/when its highlighting and bookmarking capabilities were going to be activated for us. As I went through your answers to the comments here, I found out about the update you are considering for the book which would resolve those issues. But I just wanted to ask if it is possible for you to help increase the quality of the text on the platform. It is not easy to the eyes, as it gets pixelated once you zoom in, even a little, especially on the smartphone. I hope this problem with the visual quality will be resolved after the new update.
    Thank you so much

    • Pauline
      2nd June 2020 - 4:44 pm ·

      I’m really pleased you’re enjoying the book Afsaneh. At the moment, I can only make it available online, but I do hope to be able to change that. I am in the process of updating it, and I have added the bookmarking and highlighting features (I hope!) as well as making it available for 3 devices instead of just 2. I am also trying to improve the text – I have worked on lessons 1 to 5 so far, so let me know if you think it is better. Don’t highlight too much just yet – over the next few days I need to finish updating and when I do you will lose any notes. After I’ve finished all the updates would be best.

  • Hs
    30th May 2020 - 3:17 pm ·

    Hlo Ma’am,
    I’ve purchased your writing task-2 course, but I’m not able to use the notes and highlight functionality available in this course.
    Please guide!
    Thanks and Regards

    • Pauline
      30th May 2020 - 6:15 pm ·

      Hello, I am going to update the book next week to add this function and also allow it to be used on up to 3 devices. I will add the missing recordings from 13.3 then too. Let me know if you spot any other problems 🙂

  • Kham
    30th May 2020 - 5:33 am ·

    Dear Mrs. Cullen
    I bought your latest product, and I cannot be more satisfied with it. the book gives a lot of demystifying advice on IELTS writing. But after accessing it once, I couldn’t log in anymore. Could you please help me with this problem?

  • Khoa Doan
    30th May 2020 - 3:45 am ·

    Hi Pauline,
    I purchased your book but it just took me to Kotobee login screen and I haven’t received any email. Could you check it again? Thank you.

  • Toni Tran
    30th May 2020 - 12:10 am ·

    Hi Pauline,
    Congrats on your new book! We talked before and Im so happy for your new product. I have purchased although i no longer need to take the test (graduated and working). I bought it because the book has many good tips and I also want to thank you for helping us improve our English 🙂

  • prit
    28th May 2020 - 8:59 am ·

    mam , i have purchased your vocabulary app cullen 7+ and i have completed vocabulary related to people and i am also waiting for this book but can u tell me how to use free worksheet

  • Hieu Huynh
    28th May 2020 - 4:49 am ·

    I am afraid that my words fail to demonstrate my feelings and appreciation for this book. But I hope my feedback may help someone make a good decision. Incredible work! Thank you, Cullen.

    I would highly recommend the book for anyone who is struggling with writing skills. As there are countless advice and tips on the Internet, many of which often contradict others or often narrow-minded. These are what confuse students a lot when they either do not know what advice to take, or can not understand why they should do so. This would be even best for those having trouble with coherence – cohesion and task response, two of the four marking criteria, which tend to be the main reasons for their low band scores. Regarding LR and Grammar, one of the biggest lessons I have learned in this book is that grammar and vocabulary should do what they are supposed to do: convey the idea accurately, rather than impressing the reader. Great work! Thank you, Pauline Cullen.

  • Neli
    27th May 2020 - 9:51 pm ·

    I have purchased your book and I received 2 emails. In one of the emails it shows the product and a download link. I clicked on the link and it took me to your page, but nothing happened. In the other email there is a link that takes me to kotobee website and I can access the book from my browser, but it is extremely slow. Now that I got back to the download link to see if there is some information that I might have missed, it says that I have reached my download limit for this file, but I haven’t downloaded anything. What should I do now?

    • Pauline
      28th May 2020 - 5:44 am ·

      Hi Neli, for the moment, the book is only available this way. To try to protect the contents from illegal sharing, it is hosted through Kotobee as a cloud book and so is only available through the internet at the moment. This will be affected by local download speeds I’m afraid. I am planning on creating an Apple Books version, but that will be a little more expensive. To keep it as cheap as possible and protect the contents, this is the option I have chosen at the moment. I do hope I can find a way to publish it (with a publisher) but again, that will be more expensive. I hope in the meantime people can benefit from the contents of the course. Best wishes, Pauline

      • Neli
        28th May 2020 - 8:30 am ·

        Thank you Pauline, the email I received also says that there is an expiry date for November 2020, does it mean that I can only have the book for 5 more month?

        • Pauline
          28th May 2020 - 8:49 am ·

          Hi Neli, at the moment, my plan is to offer the book as a 6-month course. I can easily adjust this if anyone needs the book for longer though. Because I have to pay for the book to be hosted, and this is based on the number of users, I imagine that once many people achieve their goal, the book will sit unused. So, at the moment, there is a limit of 5000 users, but I can also increase this if needed and if that is better. I’m waiting to see how people use it really. I had also originally planned to maybe add in some extras and regular updates for users (e.g. more models or more feedback), but I haven’t worked this out yet.

  • Solmaze
    27th May 2020 - 9:27 pm ·

    Hi Pauline,
    I bought your book and downloaded the kotobee reader app, but when I click on the link that I received in my email, it only opens kotobee in my browser, and there is no place on the app that I can add the link too. The problem is that it is extremely slow on my browser, each page takes a very long time load. Can you help me?

    • Pauline
      28th May 2020 - 5:45 am ·

      Hi Solmaze, for the moment, the book is only available this way. To try to protect the contents from illegal sharing, it is hosted through Kotobee as a cloud book and so is only available through the internet at the moment. This will be affected by local download speeds I’m afraid. I am planning on creating an Apple Books version, but that will be a little more expensive. To keep it as cheap as possible and protect the contents, this is the option I have chosen at the moment. I do hope I can find a way to publish it (with a publisher) but again, that will be more expensive. I hope in the meantime people can benefit from the contents of the course. Best wishes, Pauline

  • Anonymous
    27th May 2020 - 9:18 pm ·

    Hi Pauline, I hope you are doing well! I would like to thank you for your tremendous effort in preparing this long-awaited book. However, I can’t see the website that I can use to purchase this book!

  • Kamal
    26th May 2020 - 10:24 am ·

    Hi Pauline,
    Thank you for your writing book, I wanted to see if there is another method of payment. Most of the people who have been affected by the corona virus over the past couple of months are planning to take the IELTS test in about a month from now. Most of my friends and I are planning to take IELTS in 3 weeks, and I know this is true for almost all of my classmates. But the problem is that if we cannot get the book now, it means we will not need it later, so can you think of any other way that we can pay for the book? Because we think if the problem with the link is something Kotobee has been responsible to resolve, I am afraid they do not know how to do it. You introduced your book 9 days ago and honestly they could have designed a whole new website in this time, what seemed at the beginning like a problem that would go away in one or two days has now stayed for more than a week, and I am not sure if you know exactly when the problem will be solved. So if you think there is an alternative method for us to pay for the book, we will be more than happy to do it. Thank you again and I will check the website in the hope that you will answer soon.

    • Pauline
      26th May 2020 - 1:39 pm ·

      Hi Kamal I am as frustrated as you. I think the Eid celebrations may have caused some delays as well as issues they are experiencing because of the pandemic. I do not know. At the moment this is the only way I have and am really hoping they can solve it soon. I have been in touch with them again today as well as with my tech people who help with my website. I’m doing my best and I will let you know as soon as I have any news.

  • prit
    25th May 2020 - 9:44 am ·

    hii mam, i am going to purchase your vocabulary app cullen 7+ and how many days it requires to complete all the 25 topic in your app and if i complete all the vocabulary in this app then i able to get good score in vocabulary criteria

    • Pauline
      25th May 2020 - 11:49 am ·

      Hi Prit, It’s up to you how long you spend or take – there are 250 words plus synonyms and the more time you spend on them the more familiar you will become with them This helps increase your speed in reading and helps you recall words without pausing in speaking and writing. I can’t give any guarantees about your score because there are many other factors to think about (your grammar, your individual skills etc.) Have you read my free book? It shows you how to make the most of any of my resources so that you can get the best score you can.

  • Karthik
    22nd May 2020 - 2:27 pm ·

    Hi Pauline,
    It’s evident that I am desperate. I just wanted to know when can the book be purchased. I have checked the shop section couple of times since the day made a post on Facebook but no luck yet for purchasing the book.


    • Pauline
      24th May 2020 - 10:21 am ·

      Hi karthik, I promise I will let everyone know as soon the link is working. I am still working with Kotobee to fix the problems but I hope the issue will be fixed very soon!

  • Shakhzoda Aslieva
    19th May 2020 - 5:36 pm ·

    Good evening Pauline Cullen,
    I made a payment (£ 8) for the book ‘Key to IELTS writing Task 2’ but have not received so far.
    Would you please help me to figure out the situation?
    Shakhzoda Zafarovna

    • Pauline
      22nd May 2020 - 11:31 am ·

      Hi Shakhzoda, the book is still not officially for sale and I have Kotobee working on the issue I am currently having linking the book to my site. I hope it will be resolved today or tomorrow at the latest. If you are happy to wait, I can make sure you receive the email with the link as soon as it is operating, or I can refund you now. Just let me know.

      • Nandar
        22nd May 2020 - 1:09 pm ·

        Hi Pauline,
        I saw somebody here said that they have made a payment, can you tell me how I can make that payment too? And can you tell me the price? Thank you so much.

        • Pauline
          24th May 2020 - 10:20 am ·

          Hi Nandar, I am still working with Kotobee to get the link to work – it hasn’t been officially made available for sale yet but I hope the issue will be fixed very soon!

      • Lindy
        24th May 2020 - 9:34 am ·

        Hi Pauline,
        I made a payment for the book and I need it badly, because my exam is in 2 weeks. I have been checking your website every hour for the past several days but there’s still no news. Can you PLEASE be more specific and tell us exactly when the book will be available? Thank you so much. I’m looking forward to your reply.

        • Pauline
          24th May 2020 - 10:10 am ·

          Hi Lindy, I uploaded the book a week ago and all is working well except for the link to my site when you purchase the book. I have been working with Kotobee on this and I hope they can fix the problem very soon but I cannot say when I am afraid as it is out of my control. The book has not been officially for sale, if you have made a payment I can refund you or I can make sure you receive it once the link is working. Let me know what you would like to do – I am hoping it will be sorted very soon.

          • Lindy
            24th May 2020 - 10:51 am ·

            Hi Pauline,
            Thank you for your reply and the offer to refund, but I’d rather wait. I hope the book will be available in the next 4 to 5 days so I will have some time to study the book before my exam.

          • Pauline
            25th May 2020 - 7:10 am ·

            Thanks, Lindy, I will make sure you are one of the very first to get it so look out for any emails and check your junk box in the next few days. I will email you when I have sent the link too. You will receive a link to set up an account with Kotobee (it’s free) and then you can access the book. The Kotobee email may go to your junk box, so look out for that. Fingers crossed it is very soon!

          • Pauline
            27th May 2020 - 3:30 pm ·

            Hi Lindy, the book is available now, can you let me know your order number or email address so I can be sure that you get the link?

  • Asliddin
    18th May 2020 - 5:12 pm ·

    Hi Pauline, I would like to thank you for wonderful contribution. I am using your IELTS books which I find them really useful for me. I appreciate your good job.
    Thanks once again.😊😊😊

    • Pauline
      18th May 2020 - 10:54 am ·

      I am working on the links now – I need to make sure it is all secure and working well before I begin selling it. Don’t worry, it shouldn’t take long! I am really pleased with the results and I am sure you will be too. 🙂

      • Phuc Tran
        10th June 2020 - 2:31 pm ·

        Dear Mrs Pauline,

        Firstly I want to say thank you for your great and outstanding book <3 which is really beyond my expectation in terms of quality.
        But I have a question. On the bill it says that I’ve been charged 8 pounds for the book. But it seems that it takes more than that. Clearly I am qualified for the sale right?
        I am looking forward to your answer.
        Best regards

        • Pauline
          11th June 2020 - 6:03 pm ·

          Hi, this might be due to a currency exchange difference. The sale price is still the same. If you provide the order number I can look into this further.

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