IELTS – Writing Task 2

1 – IELTS recommend you spend no more than 40 mins on writing task 2. However, the time is yours to manage as you wish.

2 – You should write over 250 words. In the lessons below you will learn about word count and essay length.

3 – IELTS writing task 2 is worth only about 66% of your total writing marks.

4 – You will be marked on:

  • Task Response (25%)
  • Coherence and Cohesion (25%)
  • Vocabulary (25%)
  • Grammar (25%)

5 – Academic writing task 2 is a formal essay. The common types of essays are: Opinion Discussion, Advantage/ Disadvantage, Direct Questions, Solutions.

6 – GT writing task 2 is the same as Academic IELTS. The essay is written in the same way and the scoring is the same. The only difference is that GT essay questions are often easier and topics are simpler.

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