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IELTS Academic Writing

About the IELTS Academic Writing test

The writing test is different for IELTS Academic and IELTS General candidates.

2 pieces of writing, 60 minutes

  1. In Task 1, candidates are presented with a graph, table, chart or diagram and are asked to describe, summarise or explain the information in their own words. They may be asked to describe and explain data, describe the stages of a process, how something works or describe an object or event.

  2. In Task 2, candidates are asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem
    Responses to Task 1 and Task 2 should be written in a formal style

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Academic Writing

IELTS General Writing

About the IELTS General Writing test

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The writing test is different for IELTS Academic and IELTS General candidates.

2 pieces of writing, 60 minutes

  1. In Task 1, candidates are presented with a situation and are asked to write a letter requesting information or explaining the situation. The letter may be personal, semi-formal or formal in style.

  2. In Task 2, candidates are asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem. The essay can be slightly more personal in style than the Academic Writing Task 2 essay

General Writing
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