ielts writing

The IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Writing test is one of the four sections of the IELTS exam. It assesses your writing skills in English. Here’s some information about the IELTS Writing test:

  1. Task Types: The IELTS Writing test consists of two tasks: Task 1 and Task 2.
  • Task 1: In Academic Writing, Task 1, you’ll be presented with a graph, chart, diagram, or a combination of these, and you’ll need to describe, summarize, or explain the information in your own words. In General Training Writing, Task 1, you’ll be asked to write a letter responding to a given situation.

  • Task 2: In both Academic and General Training Writing, Task 2, you’ll be required to write an essay in response to a specific question or statement. You’ll need to present and support your opinion, compare and contrast viewpoints, or discuss advantages and disadvantages of a given topic.

  1. Task Length: For Task 1, you are typically required to write a minimum of 150 words, while for Task 2, the minimum word count is 250 words. It’s important to manage your time effectively and ensure you have sufficient time to complete both tasks.

  2. Assessment Criteria: Your writing is evaluated based on four main criteria:

  • Task Achievement/Response: This criterion assesses how well you address the task, whether you provide a clear and relevant response, and if you organize your ideas effectively.
  • Coherence and Cohesion: This criterion evaluates the overall structure and organization of your writing, including the logical sequencing of ideas, the use of paragraphs, and cohesive devices to link sentences and paragraphs.
  • Lexical Resource: This criterion measures your vocabulary range and accuracy, as well as your ability to use appropriate words and phrases to convey your ideas.
  • Grammatical Range and Accuracy: This criterion assesses your control over grammar, including sentence structure, verb tenses, punctuation, and the correct use of articles and prepositions.
  1. Timing and Strategies: In the IELTS Writing test, you’ll have 60 minutes to complete both Task 1 and Task 2. It’s important to allocate your time wisely, spending approximately 20 minutes on Task 1 and 40 minutes on Task 2. Planning your ideas, organizing your thoughts with clear paragraphs, and proofreading your work for errors are essential strategies to consider.

  2. Scoring: The IELTS Writing test is scored on a band scale from 1 to 9, with half-band increments. Each task is assessed independently, and the scores for Task 1 and Task 2 are combined to calculate your overall Writing band score.

Preparing for the IELTS Writing test involves practicing writing essays and task responses within the time limit, improving your vocabulary and grammar skills, and familiarizing yourself with the assessment criteria. Reviewing sample essays, seeking feedback from experienced instructors, and dedicating time for regular writing practice can help improve your writing skills and performance on the IELTS exam.


IELTS 4 Modules

It has four section Reading, Writing, Listening and Writing:

ielts listening