IELTS General Training Writing Practice Tests
The Writing section of the test includes two tasks and both must be completed. Each task is assessed independently. The assessment of Task 2 carries more weight in marking than Task 1, so be sure to plan your time accordingly.
The General Training Writing test is 60 minutes long and includes two tasks. Both tasks must be completed but note that Task 2 is weighted more heavily than Task 1. In Task 1, test takers are asked to respond to a situation, by writing a letter for example, requesting information or explaining a situation. In Task 2, test takers write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem.
IELTS General Task 1
You will be asked to describe some visual information (graph/table/chart/diagram), and to present the description in your own words.
You may be asked to describe and explain data, describe the stages of a process, how something works, or write about an object or event. You need to write 150 words in about 20 minutes.
IELTS General Task 2
|You will be presented with a point of view, argument or problem. You need to write 250 words in about 40 minutes.|
Sample Writing Tasks for Download:
You will be presented with a point of view, argument or problem. You need to write 250 words in about 40 minutes.
General Writing Sample Task 1
|General Writing Sample Task 2|
|IELTS Writing Answer sheet – Task 1|
|IELTS Writing Answer sheet – Task 2|
|IELTS General Writing Sample Script|
Prepare yourself for the IELTS with these free practice tests and answers. Answer the questions and time yourself so that you can know where you need to improve and develop your exam technique.