IELTS Academic Writing
About the IELTS Academic Writing test
The writing test is different for IELTS Academic and IELTS General candidates.
2 pieces of writing, 60 minutes
- In Task 1, candidates are presented with a graph, table, chart or diagram and are asked to describe, summarise or explain the information in their own words. They may be asked to describe and explain data, describe the stages of a process, how something works or describe an object or event.
- In Task 2, candidates are asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem
Responses to Task 1 and Task 2 should be written in a formal style
See IELTS Marking Schemes
Read these articles explaining how to answer the writing questions .