IELTS Overview

General Training Writing

Writing is the third skill tested on the exam day, and the General Training version of the test is taken for work or immigration purposes. There are two sections to the test:

Task 1

  • Letter
  • 150 Words
  • 20 Minutes

Task 2

  • Essay
  • 250 Words
  • 40 Minutes

Task Types

  • Task 1
  • A short letter
  • Personal
  • Informal/semi-formal/formal
  • Respond to a given problem/ situation
  • Task 2
  • Discursive essay
  • A specific topic
  • Present an opinion backed by evidence

Target writing skills

  • Task 1
  • Be familiar with letter writing style
  • Use appropriate & accurate language
  • Brief description of the problem
  • Cover three bullet point in the letter
  • Task 2
  • Provide general factual information
  • Outline or present a solution
  • Justify an opinion
  • Evaluate ideas and evidence

Frequently Asked Questions

Basic Questions

Questions and Task types

Answers

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