IELTS Academic Writing

Time: one hour

This assignment consists of two separate writing tasks.  You must answer both tasks.

  • Task 1 – you will be presented with a graph, table, chart or diagram and asked to describe, summarise or explain the information in your own words. You may be asked to describe and explain data, describe the stages of a process, how something works or describe an object or event.
  • Task 2 – you will be asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem. Responses to both tasks must be in a formal style.

You will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Task Achievement, Coherence and Cohesion, Lexical Resource, Grammatical Range and Accuracy