The IELTS Academic
writing module of the IELTS test consists of two
activities: Writing Task 1 and Writing Task 2.
candidates are given 60 minutes to complete both tasks.
The writing tasks are on a variety of subjects and are
chosen for their suitability for candidates entering
university as are all our Reuters news article topics.
In Writing Task 1, IELTS candidates are asked to describe
information that is usually presented in the form of
a graph, table or diagram. They must write at least
150 words. We have many model IELTS
task 1 graph reports that can help your IELTS preparation.
In Writing Task 2, IELTS candidates are
asked to write an academic essay:
- putting forward
a point of view on a given topic
- arguing in support
of or against a given statement
- proposing a solution to a given problem
- speculating on implications of a given
General Training module consists of two activities:
Writing Task 1 and Writing Task 2.
In writing Task 1 IELTS candidates write a letter;
either a personal semi-formal or formal letter or write
on a given topic as part of a simulated class assignment.
In Task 2, general training candidates, like academic
candidates, are presented with a point of view, argument
or problem and asked to provide general factual information,
outline and/or present a solution, justify an opinion,
and evaluate ideas and evidence.
Task 2 is the more heavily
weighted of the writing tasks. In the IELTS test, you
should spend more time on this writing task.
Many students find it difficult to understand and interpret
graphs and statistics.
At www.selfaccess.com we provide many exercises in a
number of different ways to help increase your confidence
and provide test practice. Try
our free online sample lessons!
In order to put forward
a point of view on a given topic, some knowledge of
that subject is needed. Our exercises help to increase
knowledge of current events and the world in general
and we provide examples of model
One of the other
many ways in which www.selfaccess.com can help is through
support. In order to write good essays, IELTS candidates
need to understand how to use grammar in context. Many
of our exercises give you practise at doing this.
Try some exercise samples from a variety of
our Academic lessons!
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