IELTS Writing - is one of the test, out of four tests, Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The writing test takes 60 minutes, and it contains two tasks. It is suggested that the candidate should spend 20 minutes on Task 1 and next 40 minutes on Task 2. In Task 1 you have to write at least about 150 words and in Task 2 you have to write at least 250 words.
Your task 1 band is multiplied with 1/3 and task 2 band is multiplied with 2/3 and the sum of the calculation will be your band. Please see the below table for example.
|Task 1||Task 2||Calculation||Band|
|6||7||(6 * 1/3) + (7 * 2/3) = 6.6 (Rounded off to 6.5)||6.5|
Academic Writing - Task 1 requires candidates to look at a diagram or some data(graph, pie chart, table or bar chart) and to present the information in their own words. It is suggested that candidates spend about 20 minutes on Task 1, which requires them to write at least 150 words
General Training - Task 1 requires candidates to respond to a given situation with a letter requesting information or explaining the situation. It is suggested that candidates spend about 20 minutes on Task 1, which requires them to write at least 150 words. There are three types of letters in this section.
Essay Writing - Task 2 candidates are presented with a point of view, argument or problem. It is suggested that candidates spend about 40 minutes on Task 2, which requires them to write at least 250 words. There are four types of essays in this section.