Duration: 60 minutes
The Academic Writing tests consist of two writing tasks of 150 words and 250 words.
In Task 1, test takers are asked to describe some visual information (graph/table/chart/diagram). They need to write 150 words in about 20 minutes. In Task 2 test takers are presented with a point of view or argument or problem. They need to write their response in 250 words in about 40 minutes.
Below are samples of Task 1 and Task 2.
Please note that test takers for IELTS Academic take a different Writing test in IELTS General Training.
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