IELTS writing test format and tips
The Writing test consists of 2 tasks. It is recommended to spend about 20 minutes on task 1, and 40 minutes on task 2. The Writing score of Task 2 is double that of task 1.
In task 1, candidates are generally required to write a 150 word letter requesting information or giving information as per the topic. The objective of task 1 is to assess the candidates on their ability to engage in personal correspondence, provide general information, and express needs, etc. In writing task 1 of the academic category, candidates may also be required to describe visual information which can be provided in the form of a graph, map, or diagram.
In task 2, candidates are generally required to express their point of view on the given topic in 250 words, in the form of a well structured essay.