EFL Student's Difficulties Toward IELTS Writing Task 2


  • Olivia Tikupasang
  • Sri Hardiyanti
  • Arman Arman




EFL learners, IELTS, Writing Task 2


Having assessed the IELTS writing class, the researchers found that the EFL students’ IELTS writing task 2 was still below the standard. This problem shows that writing is still a complex skill faced by EFL students. This study aimed to analyze the problems and errors faced by EFL students in writing IELTS task 2. The instrument of this research was archival documents. A descriptive qualitative approach was employed with the total samples were 5 learners. The research focused on finding out the writing problems made by EFL students and finding out the most frequent problems and errors written by them. The problems were divided into some classifications namely: problem in word choice, punctuation, spelling, and language use involving grammatical area: error of verb, noun, pronoun, adjective, adverb, article, preposition, and conjunction. The finding showed that learners encountered some difficulties such as language use 72 (73%), punctuation 8 (8%), spelling 7(7%) and word choice (11%) From the fourth difficultness encountered by EFL Learners language use had the most portion in term of the error made by the learners.




How to Cite

Tikupasang, O., Hardiyanti, S., & Arman, A. (2022). EFL Student’s Difficulties Toward IELTS Writing Task 2. AMCA Journal of Education and Behavioral Change, 2(1), 28–31. https://doi.org/10.51773/ajeb.v2i1.141