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General Training Writing

Duration: 60 minutes

The General Writing test consists of two writing tasks of 150 words and 250 words.

In Task 1, test takers are asked to respond to a situation by writing a letter, for example, requesting information or explaining a situation.

In Task 2, test takers write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem. 

Below are samples of Task 1 and Task 2. 

Please note that test takers for IELTS General Training take a different Writing test in IELTS Academic.

Please scroll down the page to download and print the Writing Answer Sheets

Downloadable General Training Writing samples

General Training Writing sample task 1 (PDF, 21KB)

General Training Writing sample task 2 (PDF, 11KB)

General Writing Answer sheets

IELTS Writing Answer sheet task 1 (PDF, 700KB)

IELTS Writing Answer sheet task 2 (PDF, 400KB)

General Training Writing sample script

General Training Writing sample script (PDF, 869KB)

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