Some really useful tips here – written for teachers but equally useful for students – on how to improve your performance in IELTS Writing task 1.
This is a great site for exam candidates – some really helpful examples of how to write for IELTS, CAE, FCE and TOEFL.
This is a great list of useful phrases for advanced writing
A series of five 90-minute lessons from the British Council designed to help you prepare for the IELTS Academic Writing module.
This is from Luiz Otavio Barros’s blog ThinkELT.com. Luiz has collected 70 “sentence stems” which can be used in many different contexts when writing academic essays. Really useful for anyone using English for academic purposes, or studying for IELTS, CPE or TOEFL.
This blog post by Rachel Roberts is mainly aimed at teachers who are preparing IELTS students, but it contains lots of helpful advice which students who are preparing for IELTS on their own can profit from.