Academy of British English

understanding the ielts writing test

There are two tasks in IELTS Writing Preparation test. The first task in IELTS Academic Writing is where you will have to describe or summarize based on the graph, diagram or the chart given while there is a letter writing task in IELTS General Writing.

The second task in both the versions of IELTS Academic Writing test is of essay writing where evaluation is done on the basis of their vocabulary, grammar and expression of ideas.

The IELTS Writing Preparation test assesses


Correctness of your response while attempting Writing task 1 and Writing Task 2.

Organisation of your ideas while writing  an essay and answering other questions in IELTS Writing Preparation Test.

Accenture use of a range of vocabulary and grammar.

Duration of the ielts writing test :

Allot 20 Minutes for IELTS Writing Task 1

Allot 40 Minutes for IELTS Writing Task 2

ielts academic writing test


ielts general training writing test


You need to describe, summarize or explain the information in the graph, table, chart or diagram in your own words in IELTS Writing Task 1.

IELTS Writing task 1 could involve describing and explaining data, describing an object or an event of the stage of a process or explaining  how something works.

IELTS Academic Writing task 1 is somewhat difficult than the IELTS General Writing task 1


In IELTS General Writing task 1, you need to write a letter requesting for information or explaining the situation given to you.

You can write the letter in a personal, semi-formal or formal style depending on the question given.


In IELTS Academic Writing task 2, an essay has to be written in response to a point of view, an argument or a problem.

You should be able to write the essay in  such a manner where the ideas are expressed clearly and interestingly. IELTS Academic Writing task 2 is quite important to score good in the test.


In IELTS General Writing task 2, you need to write an essay in response to a point of view, an argument or a problem

You can use a fairly personal style depending on the question asked.

In IELTS General Writing, you will have to attempt task 1 as well as task 2 efficiently. For scoring high in both these tasks, you need to practice IELTS Writing mock tests.

For IELTS Writing Practice, a candidate can join classes where regular assessment is done. ABE provides a lot of emphasis on IELTS Writing for making sure that the students  score the required bands.

Your writing test will be marked by a certified IELTS examiner. You can score whole (e.g.6.0, TO) or half (e.g. 4.5, 5.5)bands in this part of the test.

Call Now