IELTS Writing Samples

IELTS Writing Samples for the Academic and General Modules

This page provides links for IELTS writing samples for the Academic Module or for the General Training Module.

IELTS Writing Samples – Academic Module

The IELTS Academic Writing module consists of two essay tasks.

For both tasks, the essay question or statement is provided for you in your exam booklet.

IELTS Academic Module – Task 1

In task 1, you will be asked to examine a chart or diagram.

You will then write a 150-word essay that summarises the key features of the figure.

Learn how to write task 1

IELTS Academic Module – Task 2

In essay task 2, you will be asked to write another essay.

The second essay is a written response to a statement or question.

The essay for task 2 should contain a minimum of 250 words.

How to write task 2

More IELTS Writing Samples for the Exam

Our book tells you how to write your IELTS essays step by step.

The study guide has IELTS writing samples with comments.

Look at the essay samples and comments to improve your writing skills.

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IELTS Writing Samples – General Training

For the IELTS General Training Module, students write a letter for task one.

Task 2 of the IELTS General Training Module is the same format as the Academic Module.

It is a written response type essay.

What Examiners Look for in Your IELTS Writing

For both the IELTS academic and IELTS general modules, examiners will look for the following skills:

  • ability to answer the question without going off the topic
  • ability to communicate with the reader in the appropriate style
  • grammatical and sentence construction skills

Writing – Tips

You will have sixty minutes to complete both tasks.

You should spend about 20 minutes on task 1 and about 40 minutes on task 2.

Try our free exercises to improve your grammar.

IELTS Writing Samples –¬†Download

Each one of our practice tests includes tasks 1 and 2 for the Academic Module.

Most important, our practice tests include high-level model answers and teacher’s comments.

You should also improve your other skills for the exam: