IELTS ACADEMIC WRITING
The Total Time Given For Academic Writing test is 60 minutes long.
There are two tasks.
The Candidates are required to write at least 150 words for Task 1 and at least 250 words for Task 2.
Both responses should be written in a formal style.
IELTS ACADEMIC TASK- 1
You need to describe some visual information may be graph/table/chart/diagram, and describe it in your own words.
The graphs above gives information about computer ownership in a percentage of the population between 2002 and 2010, and by level of education for the years 2002 and 2010.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
Write at least 150 words.
STAGES IN PROCESSING SAMPLE
YOU NEED TO EXPLAIN THE PROCESSING ACCORDING TO THE ABOVE GIVEN PROCESS.
You need to describe and explain data, describe the stages of a processing, about how something works, or write about an object or event.
You need to write 150 words in about 20 minutes.
IELTS ACADEMIC TASK- 2
You will be presented with a point of view, argument or problem.
some previous test paper samples.
1.Water pollution has been an increasing problem over the last few decades.
What causes water pollution?
How can we prevent this problem?
2.The planet’s population is reaching unsustainable levels, and people are facing shortage of resources like water, food and fuel.
To what consequences may overpopulation lead?
In your opinion, what measures can be taken to fight overpopulation?
3.Influence of human beings on the world’s ecosystem is leading to the extinction of species and loss of bio-diversity.
What are the primary causes of loss of bio-diversity?
What solutions can you suggest?
4.Forests produce fresh oxygen and participate in regulating climate. But every year tree cover of our planet is lessening due to deforestation.
What are the primary causes of deforestation?
To what results may it lead?
5.Production of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases has a heating effect on the atmosphere and results in global warming.
Why global warming is considered one of the most serious issues nowadays?
How can this problem be solved?
6,Nowadays genetically modified food is widespread all over the world. While proponents of GM crops ensure that these foods are safe for human consumption and help to increase food supplies, others argue that their effects on health have not been studied long enough.
Describe pros and cons of genetically modified foods.
7.Pollution of air, water and soil has become critical in last years and it takes millions of years to recoup.
What are the main causes of pollution?
How can we tackle this problem individually and globally?
8.Climate change is a big environmental problem that has become critical in last couple of decades.
Some people claim that humans should stop burning fossil fuels and use only alternative energy resources, such as wind and solar power.
Others say that oil, gas and coal are essential for many industries, and not using them will lead to economic collapse.
What is your opinion?
Support your point of view with relevant examples.
9.Atomic energy has become more and more popular energy source. However, some people argue that nuclear power puts life on the Earth to danger.
What is your opinion?
You need to write 250 words in about 40 minutes.
IELTS GENERAL WRITING TEST
The General Training Writing test is 60 minutes long.
It has two writing tasks of 150 words and 250 words.
In Task 1, candidates are asked to respond to a situation, by writing a letter, for example, requesting information or explaining a situation.
In Task 2, candidates write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem.
some previous test samples
1. You are studying a short course in another country. Your accommodation was arranged by the course provider. There is a major problem with the accommodation.
Write a letter to the course provider. In your letter,
→say what the problem is
→describe the accommodation you thought you were getting
→ask the provider to solve the problem →Write at least 150 words.
★You do not need to write any addresses★
- You are due to move into a rented apartment next month but you will not be able to because you have some problems.→Write a letter to the course provider.→In your letter,explain your situationdescribe your problems.→tell him/her when you think you can move in.
- You saw an advertisement for a english course in Britain but you have one or two problems and can’t stay the whole course.Write a letter to the course director. In your letter,→explain your interest in the course.
→describe your problems.
→find out if a refund is possible.
- You have seen an advertisement in an English newspaper for a job working in the City Museum shop during the holidays. You decide to apply for the job.
Write a letter to the director of the Museum. In your letter,
→explain what experience and special skills you have.
→explain why you are interested in the job.
- . You have just spent some time at a friend’s house. When you returned back home, you discovered you have left a box containing some belongings in his house.Write a letter to your friend telling him that you left the box.
→Tell him what the box looks like,
→where you think you left it and what was inside it.
→Make some suggestions about how to get it back.
INFORMAL AND FORMAL VOCABULARY
THE MAIN DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE FORMAL AND INFORMAL IS PRESENCE OF CONTRACTIONS SUCH AS i’m ,ididn’t, ican’t, iwon’t, etc
THESE CONTRACTIONS CAN BE USED PERSONALLY BUT NOT FORMALLY.
LETTER WRITING FORMAT
1.TITLE OF THE LETTER.
2.BODY 1.(FIRST BULLET POINT ASKED)
3.BODY 2.(SECOND BULLET POINT ASKED)
4.BODY 3.(THIRD BULLET POINT ASKED).