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Academic Writing

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.

Downloadable Academic Writing samples
Academic Writing sample task 1A (PDF, 257KB)
Academic Writing sample task 1B(PDF, 411 KB)
Academic Writing sample task 1C(PDF, 757 KB)
Academic Writing sample task 2A (PDF, 249KB)
Academic Writing sample task 2B (PDF, 249KB)
Academic Writing sample materials and examiner comments (PDF, 4MB)

 

Academic Writing answer sheets
IELTS Writing answer sheet task 1 (PDF, 700KB)
IELTS Writing answer sheet task 2 (PDF, 400KB)

 

Academic Writing sample script
IELTS Academic Writing sample script (PDF, 1.4MB)

Find out more about the Academic Writing test

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