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).
|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)|