IELTS Academic Writing Test

The Writing component of the IELTS Academic Writing Test includes two tasks. Topics are of general interest to, and suitable for candidates entering undergraduate and postgraduate studies or seeking professional registration.

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 you will be presented with a graph, table, chart or diagram and asked to describe, summarise, or explain the information in your own words. You may be asked to describe and explain data, describe the stages of a process, how something works, or describe an object or event.
IELTS Academic Writing Task 2 you will be asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem. Responses to both tasks must be in a formal style.

 

In Academic IELTS Writing Task 1

All candidates are asked to describe information presented in a particular graph (bar, line or pie graph), table, chart, or process (how something works, how something is done), and to present the description in their own words.

Candidates are required to write at least 150 words which are approximately from 10 to you 15 sentences (200 words suggested maximum). Writing task 1 accounts for 1/3 of your total writing score

In Academic IELTS Writing Task 2

All candidates are required to formulate and develop a position in relation to a given prompt in the form of a question or statement. Ideas should be supported by evidence, and examples may be drawn from the candidates’ own experience.

Responses must be at least 250 words in length (300 words suggested maximum). Writing task 2 accounts for 2/3 of your total writing score.

Academic Writing Task 1 focus Academic Writing Task 2 focus
This task assesses the ability to identify the most important and relevant information and trends in a graph, chart, table or diagram, and to give a well-organised overview of it using language accurately in an academic style. This task assesses the ability to present a clear, relevant, well-organised argument, giving evidence or examples to support ideas and use language accurately.