Course Structure

Academic Writing
60 minutes
2 Tasks
Task 1 (Academic Test)
Task

Word Count

Recommended time

Mark
Weight

Description
(e.g. graph)
150 20 minutes 34%

IELTS Task 1 Question Sample:

WRITING TASK I

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task
Write at least 150 words.

The graph below gives information about the number of refugee claimants
in three different countries from 1995 to 2015.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features,
and make comparisons where relevant

A Variety of Visuals used:

  Graphs
        Pie or Bar Charts
              Tables
                    Diagrams/Maps
                          Combinations

Four main Criteria used to assess Test Takers’ performance in Task 1

Task Achievement Coherence and Cohesion Lexical
Resource
Grammatical Range
and Accuracy
Is the test taker fully responding to the task? Does the text flow?

Is it easy or difficult to understand the description?
Is the test taker using appropriate vocabulary items to describe the task? Is the test taker using a range of grammatical structures?

Are they used accurately?
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