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)|