IELTS - Writing

IELTS assesses your abilities in all the important aspects pertaining to English language. Writing is a very important test section in both the test versions. There will be two tasks in the Writing sections of both the test versions. Let us now explore more about the IELTS Writing section and learn about how to prepare well.

IELTS Writing Test Structure

  • IELTS Writing section consists of two tasks which slightly differ for the Academic and the General Training test versions.
  • The first task of the Academic Writing section presents a pictorial representation of data like a graph, chart, table etc.
  • You will be required to explain or summarize the information given in the diagram.
  • The second task of the Academic Writing section includes writing an essay as a response to the given opinion or argument.

ExamFocus' Practice Support

Ensure that you have practiced this section well before you decide to take the test. After all, a perfect score can be achieved only if you practice and prepare well. Use ExamFocus' General sample practice questions and Academic sample practice questions to get your skills sharpened.

Testing & Scoring Scheme

  • The Writing test consists of two tasks and you are required to write an essay of at least 150 words for task 1 and an essay of at least 250 words for task 2.
  • The time allotted for the Writing section is 60 minutes, which means that you get 30 minutes to elaborate each task.
  • Every student who takes the test receives a score card with a grade that suggests the level of expertise in the English language. First, your raw scores for each of the four test sections are evaluated and then it is equated on to a band scale.