What is it?

In the “Write essay” task, you will see a prompt appear in front of you. The prompt will make a statement and then ask you to express how much you either agree or disagree with the statement. It will encourage you to support your points with reasons and examples from your own experience or observations. Underneath the prompt, there will be a response box for you to input your answer. You will have 20 minutes to write a brief essay (200-300 words maximum) in response to the prompt. Here is what you will see on your screen:

 

Write Essay

What is being tested?

  1. Content: This is the number of correct words in your response.
  2. Oral Fluency: This is how smoothly and naturally you speak.
  3. Pronunciation: This is how understandable your speech is to a native speaker.

For tips on how to succeed at this task, click here.