IELTS General Writing
About the IELTS General Writing test
The writing test is different for IELTS Academic and IELTS General candidates.
2 pieces of writing, 60 minutes
- In Task 1, candidates are presented with a situation and are asked to write a letter requesting information or explaining the situation. The letter may be personal, semi-formal or formal in style.
- In Task 2, candidates are asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem. The essay can be slightly more personal in style than the Academic Writing Task 2 essay
See IELTS Marking Schemes
Read these articles explaining how to answer the writing questions .