IELTS Academic Writing Preparations
IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 requires you to write a summary of at least 150 words in response to a particular graph (bar, line or pie graph), table, chart, or process (how something works, how something is done). This task tests your ability to select and report the main features, to describe and compare data, identify significance and trends in factual information, or describe a process.
IELTS Academic Writing Task 1
Table#7 | Teacher Training Qualifications
The table below shows the number of students living in the UK gaining English language teacher training qualifications in 2007/8 and 2008/9, and the proportion of male qualifiers.
Table#6 | Sales of Fairtrade
The tables below give information about sales of Fairtrade*-labelled tea and pineapples in 2010 and 2015 in five European countries.
Table#5 | restaurant’s average sales
The table below gives information about a restaurant’s average sales in three different branches in 2016.
Table#4 | Most Native Speakers
The table below gives information about languages with the most native speakers.
Table#3 | UK independent films
The table below gives information about UK independent films.
Table#2 | Reasons for attending the arts – UK adults
The table below shows the results of a 20-year study into why adults in the UK attend arts events.
Table#1 | Participation of Women
The table below shows the percentage participation of women in senior management in three companies between 1975 and 2015.
IELTS Sample Letters (IELTS General Writing Task 1)
IELTS Writing Task 1 – General
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.