Thursday, July 9, 2009


Preparing For IELTS Writing Sub Test

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination is primarily designed to assess the readiness of candidates to study or train in further or higher education courses held in English at college or university. Read more on International English Language Testing System.
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From my earlier post, you should be aware that there are 4 sub tests in IELTS. The Listening Sub-test, the Reading Sub-test, the Writing Sub-test, the Speaking Sub-test. Here we will see about writing sub test.

The Writing Sub-test takes 60 minutes. -- There are two writing tasks. The first task will take approximately 20 minutes, and you are required  to write a minimum of 150 words. The second task will take approximately  40 minutes with a minimum of 250 words. 

For Task 1 you describe information that is presented to you in a graph, table, chart, diagram,  or short piece of text. The description is usually given in the form of a report. You might have  to compare sets of data, or use a set of data to support a given statement. Alternatively, you might  be required to describe the stages of a process, describe an object, or explain how something  works, or how it is used. 

For Task 2 you are asked to write a formal essay or a report in which you might have to offer a  solution to a particular problem, present and justify an opinion, compare information given in  the question task, or evaluate and challenge a given argument.

In both tasks you must write in the formal academic style appropriate to the question task. You  will also be marked on your ability to organise your writing, and on your choice of content within  your answers.

The question tasks do not require you to have any specialised knowledge of a particular subject. 

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