Writing task 1 You should spend about 20 minutes on task 1 write in a formal style write at least words Writing task 2 You should spend about 40 minutes on task 2 write in a formal style write at least words Instructions to candidates In the actual test you will be given the following instructions: do not open this question paper until you are told to do so write your name and candidate number in the spaces at the top of this page read the instructions for each task carefully answer both of the tasks write at least words for task 1 write at least words for task 2 write your answers in the answer booklet write clearly in pen or pencil; you may make alterations, but make sure your work is easy to read At the end of the test, hand in both the question paper and your answer booklet.
Watch our video from some people who have taken the IELTS Writing test, follow our guidance below and take a Writing practice test: Study good quality examples It is a good idea to study high quality writing styles in different formats by looking at newspapers or short articles in general-interest magazines on a variety of subjects.
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In the actual test you will do your writing in an answer booklet. Time yourself and allow just one hour to complete both parts of the test.
These will give you an idea of what to expect in the Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking tests. Review Once you have completed both tasks, review your work.
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The two parts of this practice Writing test are presented on two separate web pages. The Financial Times, for example, often provides tables and diagrams to illustrate texts on such things as the stock exchange which can serve as a useful model for Task 1 of the Academic Writing test.
These are laid out in the Notice to Candidates and Declaration which are included in the application form.