Course Structure

Academic Writing
60 minutes
2 Task
Writing Task 2

Word Count

Recommended time


(e.g. opinion essay)
250 40 minutes 66%

IELTS Task 1 Question Sample:


You should spend about more than 40 minutes on this task
Write about the following topic.

Some people argue that insufficient household waste is being recycled. They claim that governments can only improve the situation by passing laws to make recycling mandatory.

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your knowledge or experience. You should write at least 150 words.

Courses that shape your thinking

A Variety of Essays used:

  Opinion Essay with 1 Question
  Opinion Essay with 2 or more Questions
  Two-view Essay (with opinion)
  Advantage and Disadvantage Essay
  Problem-solution Essay

Strategies that work!

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

Task Response Coherence and Cohesion Lexical
Grammatical Range
and Accuracy
Does the test taker fully address all parts of the task? How does the text flow?

Does the text taker sequence information and ideas logically?
Is the test taker using vocabulary fluently and flexibly to convey meaning? Is the test taker using a range of grammatical structures?

Are they used accurately?
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