IELTS Bar Graph
IELTS Academic Writing Task 1
It is common in the IELTS Writing paper to be asked to describe a bar graph. Bar graphs, also known as bar charts, are similar to line graphs in that they have two axes and are useful for showing how something has changed over a given period of time, especially when there are significant changes.
The bar chart below shows the percentage of students who passed their high school competency exams, by subject and gender, during the period 2010-2011.
The chart below gives information about science qualifications held by people in two countries.
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.