IELTS Writing Test

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IELTS Writing test lasts for 60 minutes. You can take either the Academic test, or the General Training test. You are required to complete two writing tasks.

IELTS Academic Writing
Task 1
: You are given a task based on some graphic or pictorial information. You are expected to write a descriptive report of at least 150 words on the information provided. You are advised to spend about 20 minutes on this task.

Task 2: You are expected to produce a written argument on a given topic and to organise your answer clearly, given some examples to support your points. You will have to write at least 250 words. You are advised to spend approximately 40 minutes on this task.

IELTS General Writing: You are allowed one hour to complete two tasks, of 150 and 250 words, as in the Academic Writing. However, Task 1 is always a letter, while Task 2 is an essay based on a given topic.



Sentence Types - IELTS Preparation Series
In this lesson we will learn about sentence types: simple, complex, compound and compound-complex; and how to use them in your writing. Examiners will look at the range of sentence types you use in your writing, in order to assess your grammatical range and accuracy



Vocabulary Range - IELTS Preparation Series
In this lesson we will learn about word forms and word order and how to use them in your writing. Expanding on information in your IELTS Writing tasks allow you to convey meaning more precisely and demonstrate your range of vocabulary.



Question Tasks and Topics - IELTS Preparation Series
Both IELTS tests - the academic and the general - require you to write a short essay. In this lesson we will learn about question topics, which can be any topic of general interest and question tasks, which determine the style of essay you need to write.




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