有的考生觉得自己写作水平足以到 8 分，但多次考下来还是 7 分、7.5 分，甚至更低。下面我们就来看一下雅思考官会不会“凭感觉”给作文打分(一)?
For a candidate to get an 8 for task 2, that means they need to get an 8 for all 4 criteria (TR=Task Response, CC=Coherence and Cohesion, LR=Lexical Resource and GRA=Grammatical Range and Accuracy).
For TR, all parts of the prompt are adequately and sufficiently covered. If the TR is a 7, then all parts of the prompt are adequately covered. The word sufficiently is the difference. This word means you have covered the topic enough to the point where the examiners need to think what else could be reasonably put in the response. If examiners can think of other things that can be written, it will probably be a 7.
Another part of TR is the main ideas. For an 8, ideas are relevant, well-supported and well-extended. That means your reasons have examples, and those examples have support, and your support is appropriate. For a 7, main ideas are supported and developed but there may be a tendency to over-generalize and lack of clarity in supporting material. Simply put, your supporting material for your reason A is not very good and you may only have a sentence to support it.
For CC to be an 8, the message needs to be followed with ease. Ease can have different meanings with each examiner, but the point is we wouldn’t need to read it again because it was so smooth throughout the task. An important aspect is that the use of paragraphing is sufficient and appropriate. If the candidates use too many or not enough paragraphs, there is no way to get an 8. How candidates organize their answers is critical to get a higher score for CC.
For LR, a wide range of vocabulary is used fluently and flexibly to convey precise meanings. This is very difficult to do, even for native speakers. There are many words that describe a specific situation or event or emotion, etc. If you can use them throughout the response, there is a high chance you will get an 8. Another aspect is the use of idiomatic language. Phrasal verbs and idioms are a big part of the English language that many non-native speakers have a hard time grasping. For a 7, only a limited ability to use this kind of language would do. For an 8, skilful use of idiomatic language is required.Words must be spelled correctly almost all the time, although you are allowed a few errors, even with an 8.