IELTS Writing Skills
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Task 1 is concerned with reporting information from a graph, chart, map or process diagram. Candidates must write 150 words and should take about 20 minutes doing this task.
Task 2 is a longer essay. The candidate is given details of an opinion or idea, an argument or a problem, and has to respond. It is important for the ideas to be logical and the essay has to be well structured. The candidate must write 250 words and this should around 40 minutes.
Task 1 gives candidates a situation and they must write a letter in a personal, semi-formal or formal style. Candidates must write 150 words and should take about 20 minutes doing this task.
Task 2 is very similar the Academic Writing Task 2 as the candidate is given an opinion or idea, an argument or a problem, and has to respond. As with the academic module, the candidate must write 250 words in 40 minutes.