Everything about IELTS Academic Writing Test
IELTS Academic Module
IELTS exam has worldwide famous these days.it has two module General Training & Academic. General Training Module is designed for the people moving English speaking Countries as an immigrant. Whereas, Academic module is designed for those who are interested in pursuing their education in English Speaking Countries. The main difference between these two modules is that academic writing section has task 1- Report Writing & task2 – Essay writing. in General Training Module Task 1- Letter writing and Task 2- Essay Writing. You can find IELTS Preparation in Karachi at Sir Shirazi`s Academy
In the academic writing you will have 60 minutes in total for task 1 & task 2. In task 1 you have to write a report of 150 words at least in 20 minutes and in task 2, an essay of 250 words at least. Usually people consider this time length is too much for average candidate but it is appropriate because one has to do brain storming and also review and editthe writing test at the end or in the middle. That is why given time is perfect for all. An ideal range of words for task 1 is 170 to 180 words and for task 2, 270 words to 290 words
In task 1 there are five types of reports: pie chart, bar graph, Line Graph, Table and diagram chart for any process. You have to elaborate in your English on the basis of given values or figures which are mentioned in this – The content you write should be matched with the values, numbers or figures in the report.
In task 2 there are three types of essays: Argumentative Essays, Discussing an issue & Explaining Essays. Make sure about the pattern of above types of essays. If your length and pattern is up to the mark so your essay will be scored on the basis of following things:
Task Achievement: your content should be relevant to the topic
Grammatical range and accuracy: There should not be grammatical errors
Coherence & Cohesion: ideas, lines and paragraphs should be well linked and well established with proper linking words.
Lexical Resource: level of vocabularies should be appropriate and should not have repetition of words.
- You should write at least 25 essays while you are preparing for the IELTS so that you can have better score in IELTS essay.
- Usually people think that we have to complete task 1 in 20 minutes and task 2 in 40 minutes .but I suggest you to complete these 2 tasks in 60 minutes. Its up to you whether you write an essay in 30 minutes and report in 30 minutes or you write report in 10 minutes and essay in 50 minutes. But it is recommended to write an essay in 25 minutes and report in 20 minutes and remaining 15 minutes should be for brain storming and editing at the end when you finalize your writing tasks.
- An ideal range of words for Task 1 is 150 words to 180 words and for Task 2 is 250 words to 280 words.in this way you are more likely to achieve higher band score in writing sections. If you exceed the limit in writing task so you will not be able to get desired score whether the content is too good.
- You can find lots of essay topics online and there are number of books available in market where you can find so many sample essays.Ofcourse, you read daily band 9 and band 8 writing tasks so it will reflect for sure when you write you own essays and reports.
This is a common perception that Academic writing is very difficult. in fact, it is not like that, if you are willing to practice on daily basis you will surely make a radical difference in your writing tasks. We at sir Shirazi`s Academy evaluate every task of candidate in detail with remarks and then let candidates know their weaknesses and tell them how to improve those areas to achieve higher scores in their writing Tasks. This is the responsibility of IELTS Trainer to give the actual band score according to IELTS bands Descriptor so that student can really improve score in the IELTS final exam.