60 MIN.
  • Third Module Of The Test
  • Two Writing Tasks Of Specified
  • Word Limits To Be Completed
  • Option Of Using A Pen Or A Pencil

Academic Writing vs General Training Writing

Format of Questions - Interpreting and describing a graph/chart
- Giving an opinion or Suggesting a solution to a problem
- Writing a letter
- Giving an opinion or Suggesting a solution to a problem
Difficulty Level More Difficult Easier
Time Allowed 60 Min. 60 Min.
Number of Questions 40 40
Word Limit 150 Words for graph/chart
250 Words for essay
150 Words for graph/chart
250 Words for essay

IELTS Academic Writing in detail

Task 1: (20 minutes, 150 words)

Interpret a diagram or table, and present the information in your own words.

Organize, present and possibly compare data.
e.g. money people spend on different forms of entertainment.

Describe stages of a procedure or process.
e.g. the stages of human evolution.

Describe on object or event or series of events.
e.g. How the water cycle works.

Explain how something works.
e.g. How a car engine works.

Task 2 (40 minutes, 250 words)
Presented with a point of view or argument or problem.

Present and justify an opinion
e.g. Do you think trial by jury should be used in all criminal cases?

Compare and contrast evidence, opinions and implications
e.g. How effective is it to reward good work with extra money?

Evaluate and challenge ideas, evidence or an argument
e.g. ‘Failure shows desire wasn’t strong enough’. To what extent do you agree?

IELTS General Training Writing in detail
Task General Training
One 150 words Write a letter (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:
Two 250 words Write an essay (An IELTS essay is structured like any other essay; you just need to make it shorter.)

There are three key elements:
Body Paragraphs

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