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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.

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In this lesson we will learn about some of the criteria the examiner uses when assessing the IELTS writing and speaking test. Knowing what the examiner is looking for can help improve your results because you will know what to focus on when practising.

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