Academic Writing

Duration: 60 minutes

The Academic Writing tests consist of two writing tasks of 150 words and 250 words.

In Task 1, test takers are asked to describe some visual information (graph/table/chart/diagram). They need to write 150 words in about 20 minutes. In Task 2 test takers are presented with a point of view or argument or problem. They need to write their response in 250 words in about 40 minutes.

Below are samples of Task 1 and Task 2. 

Please note that test takers for IELTS Academic take a different Writing test in IELTS General Training.

Please scroll down the page to download and print the Writing Answer Sheets

Downloadable Academic Writing samples

Academic Writing sample task 1 (PDF, 257KB)

Academic Writing sample task 1 (PDF, 411 KB)

Academic Writing sample task 2 (PDF, 249KB)

Academic Writing sample task 2 (PDF, 249KB)

Academic Writing answer sheets

IELTS Writing answer sheet task 1 (PDF, 700KB)

IELTS Writing answer sheet task 2 (PDF, 400KB) 

Academic Writing sample script

IELTS Academic Writing sample script (PDF, 1.4MB)

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