IELTS WRITING TEST

IELTS Writing (What is IELTS Writing test, structure of test, test marking, how edge overseas helps students with this test)

THE WRITING MODULE

The Writing Test is the third part of the IELTS test. It takes place after the Reading Test.

  • You receive a question paper and an answer sheet that has enough space to write your answer for both tasks.
  • You can write in pencil or pen but we suggest you to write in pencil.
  • You cannot use rough paper but you can write on the question paper.
  • If you make any notes on the answer sheet cross them out before you hand it in.
  • You can ask the administrator for an extra answer sheet if you need it.
  • Make sure you write the answer to each task in the correct section of the booklet.
  • You will get time checks after 20 minutes and just before the end of the whole test.
  • You must stop writing after 1 hour or you may be disqualified.
  • You cannot leave the room until the test is over.

The Writing Test has two tasks which you have to complete in 60 minutes and it is recommended that you spend about 20 minutes on task-1 and 40 minutes on task-2.

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Duration and Format

Academic Writing (Time: 60 mins) General Training Writing (Time: 60 mins)
The Task 1 requires candidates to write a description of at least 150 Words. This is based on material found in a chart, table, graph or diagram and demonstrates their ability to present information and to summarize the main features of the input. The Task 1 requires candidates to write a letter of at least 150 words either asking for information, or explaining a situation.
For the Task 2, candidates write a short essay of at least 250 words in response to a statement or question. They are expected to demonstrate an ability to present a position, construct an argument and discuss abstract issues. For the Task 2, candidates write a short essay of at least 250 words in response to a statement or question. They are expected to demonstrate an ability to present a position, construct an argument and discuss issues.
The IELTS writing test marking scheme is divided into four parts
TASK 1 TASK 2
Task Achievement Task Response
Coherence and Cohesion Coherence and Cohesion
Lexical Resource Lexical Resource
Grammatical Range and Accuracy Grammatical Range and Accuracy

Strategies:

  • While starting the task 1/task 2 brainstorming is necessary.
  • Collect the points and facts.
  • The first sentence should contain the topic or basic idea behind the essay.
  • The second sentence should have the reason for your point of view and an example.
  • The body paragraph should include at least 5- 6 sentences.
  • Your conclusion should be short and simple.
  • Do not add new points/details in this part of your essay.
  • Use interesting language like “In sum…” or “To conclude…” rather than common language like “In conclusion…”
  • You can use words like “as for,” “for instance,” “in addition,” “moreover”, adding to it,” and “for example.”
  • Always stick to the content.
  • The good way to break it down is to spend 20 minutes on Task 1 and 40 minutes on Task 2. You also need to spend a few minutes planning before you write and checking your work at the end which is inevitable.
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