Don’t be Afraid of the IELTS Writing Tasks!

The IELTS Writing tasks can be very difficult to master, especially because there are a variety of them and each of them have different criteria. It is for this reason that one of our amazing E2Language tutors has created a webinar series to help IELTS takers truly understand, practice and master each task. You can check these webinars out below our descriptions of the different academic IELTS writing sections, or on our free youtube channel.

Remember:

The General IELTS is for those who wish to attend secondary education or participate in work experience or training programs in an English environment. It can also be used for immigration purposes to countries like the UK, Canada, Australia and New-Zealand.

The Academic IELTS is necessary for those who wish to pursue post-secondary education or professional registration in an English environment.

General Writing

The general writing test consists of two tasks.

  1. The first writing task will be a 150 word letter (formal, semi-formal or informal)
  2. The second writing task will be a 250 word essay (this task is the same for both general and academic IELTS).

In the writing test, you will be assessed on:

  1. Your written fluency and response to the questions
  2. Your coherence and cohesion
  3. Your vocabulary
  4. Your grammar

Academic Writing

The academic writing test consists of two writing tasks.

  1. The first writing task will be a 150 text describing data in a graph or table, or describing a process in a chart.
  2. The second writing task will be a 250 word essay (this task is the same for both general and academic IELTS).

In the writing test, you will be assessed on:

  1. Your written fluency and response to the questions
  2. Your coherence and cohesion
  3. Your vocabulary
  4. Your grammar

Note: It’s important that you know the differences between the writing tasks in the Academic and General IELTS, otherwise you may be studying the wrong material and have an unfortunate wake-up call on test day.

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