IELTS General Training Writing

IELTS | Test Takers – General Training Writing sample

The General Training Writing test is 60 minutes long. It has two writing tasks of 150 words and 250 words.

In Task 1, candidates are asked to respond to a situation, by writing a letter for example, requesting information or explaining a situation. In Task 2, candidates write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem.

Below are samples of Task 1 and Task 2. (Note that candidates for IELTS Academic do a different Reading test to IELTS General Training).

Computer-delivered General Training IELTS Writing test

There is no difference in the content, format or level of difficulty and scoring of the computer-delivered IELTS test. The type of Writing questions asked, thus, remain the same as in the paper-based test: Please ensure you are using Chrome or Firefox to launch the sample texts.

Computer Based General Training WRITing Sample tasks
Sample General Training Writing – Part 1
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Sample General Training Writing – Part 2
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Paper Based General Training Writing Sample tasks

Downloadable General Training Writing Samples
General Training Writing Sample – Task 1 (PDF, 21KB)
General Training Writing Sample – Task 2 (PDF, 11KB)

 

IELTS Writing Answer sheet
IELTS Writing Answer sheet Task 1 (PDF, 700KB)
IELTS Writing Answer sheet Task 2 (PDF, 400KB)

 

General Training Writing Sample Script
General Training Writing Sample Script (PDF, 869KB)

FAQs for Computer-delivered IELTS Test takers

This comes down to personal preference and choice. Some test takers will be used to paper-based tests as this might feel similar to other exam situations from school, whereas other people might feel more comfortable typing.

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