IELTS Writing Tasks


The Academic Writing test is 60 minutes long.

It has two writing tasks of 150 words and 250 words.

In Task 1 candidates are asked to describe some visual information (graph/table/chart/diagram), and to present the description in their own words. They need to write 150 words in about 20 minutes. In Task 2 candidates are presented with a point of view or argument or problem. They need to write 250 words in about 40 minutes.

Below are samples of Task 1 and Task 2. (Note that candidates for IELTS Academic do a different Reading test to IELTS General Training) ).

Academic Writing Sample Task 2 (PDF, 249KB)

Academic Writing Sample Task 2 (PDF, 249KB)

Academic Writing Sample Task 1 (PDF, 257KB)
Academic Writing Sample Task 1 (PDF, 411 KB)

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