IELTS Academic Writing Task 1
IELTS Line Graphs
Line graphs can be used to show how information or data change over time. They have an x-axis (horizontal) and y-axis (vertical). Usually the x-axis shows the time period and the y-axis shows what is being measured. In IELTS Line graphs can be used when you are plotting data that have peaks (ups) and troughs (downs).
The graph below shows population figures for India and China since the year 2000 and predicted population growth up until 2050.
The graph below shows how elderly people in the United States spent their free time between 1980 and 2010.
IELTS Sample Letters (IELTS General Writing Task 1)
The purpose of this section is to help you with the Writing Task 1 of the IELTS General test. In Task 1, candidates are asked to respond to a given problem with a letter requesting information or explaining a situation. It is suggested that about 20 minutes is spent on Task 1, which requires candidates to write at least 150 words. Depending on the task suggested, candidates are assessed on their ability to:
– engage in personal correspondence
– elicit and provide general factual information
– express needs, wants, likes and dislikes
– express opinions (views, complaints etc.)
IELTS Writing Task 2 (IELTS Sample essays)
IELTS Writing Task 2 requires you to write at least 250 words. You will be presented with a topic and will be tested on your ability to respond by giving and justifying an opinion, discussing the topic, summarizing details, outlining problems, identifying possible solutions and supporting what you write with reasons, arguments and relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
The assessment of Task 2 carries more weight in marking than Task 1. Writing scripts are marked by trained and certificated IELTS examiners, who all hold relevant teaching qualifications and are recruited as examiners by the test centres and approved by British Council or IDP: IELTS Australia.