November 11th, 2012 in IELTS
The IELTS writing consists of two tasks. The writing tasks are different for the Academic and General Training modules. In the General Training module, the first task is always a letter. In the Academic module, the first task is usually a report.
In both modules, the second task is an essay.
IELTS writing questions can repeat and hence it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the questions asked in recent tests.
IELTS writing sample questions
The following questions were asked in recent IELTS tests held in the UK and Australia.
Writing Task 1 (a report)
You have to complete this task in 20 minutes.
The test takers were given a bar chart comparing the bed time activities of children of three different age groups (1-3 years, 4-9 years, 9-13 years). The activities that were being compared were reading, watching TV, eating and brushing. The task was to write a report of at least 150 words based on the chart.
Writing Task 2 (an essay)
Test takers were asked to write an essay on the following topic.
In the past, lectures were used to teach large numbers of students. Now they are being replaced by new technology. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this development?
Students can spend up to 40 minutes on the essay. They have to write at least 250 words.