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If you are new to IELTS, then you will first want to know What is in the IELTS Writing Module, which is explained in the overview below.
Also on these pages you will find all the help you need for each part of the writing exam:
IELTS Task 1 writing samples, including samples of line graphs, pie charts, tables, maps, diagrams, and processes.
Student writing samples. They have been submitted by students studying for the tests, and suggestions on how to improve the answers are included.
And see below for the best-selling Task 1 eBook to help you get the score you need.
IELTS Lessons: learn how to write an IELTS essay and everything else you need to know about the Task 2 essay.
You can also view model answers written by IELTS instructors plus comments on the essays.
Sample essays from students. Included with these is analysis of the answers so you can see how you can best plan and write an essay.
And check out the best-selling Task 1 and Task 2 eBooks to help you get the score you need.
Again, follow the above link under 'Task 1' for top tips for your writing.
Sample letters for the General Training and sample questions.
There are also lessons for this section of the test.
The writing part of the IELTS test varies depending on whether you are taking the exam to study or work abroad.
If you are going to study abroad, you will take the Academic Writing Section.
If you are intending to work abroad, you will take the General Training Section.
The total test time for both is 60 minutes.
The first parts of each are different. In the general training module, you will have to write a letter, but in the academic module, you will have to describe some kind of graph or diagram.
|Describe a table, diagram or process||Write a letter|
|Write an essay||Write an essay|
In the first section you will need to describe, summarize or explain a graph, diagram or process. Here is an example question:
You should spend about 20 mintues on this task.
You will have to describe the chart in no less than 150 words. In this section of the test, you could also get a line graph, a pie chart, a process, a table, or a map to describe.
Check out this video giving you an overview and tips on the language you'll need to know:
Task 2 is an essay question. You will have to write a response to the question giving reasons and examples to support your answer. The topics are general interest.
Here is an example of a question:
Check out this video giving you an overview of the kind of questions you could get for the IELTS Essay:
The task of the general training module is to write a letter. You will be presented with a situation and you will need to write your letter explaining the situation or asking for information. The letter may be one of three styles:
Your response will have to reflect the appropriate style.
Here is an example question:
This is the same as the IELTS writing Academic module. You will need to write an essay responding to a point of view, argument or problem. However, the essay may be in a slightly more personal style than for the academic essay.
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