Academic Writing Sample

Academic Writing

The Academic Writing question types in IELTS for UKVI (Academic)  are the same as in the paper-delivered test: 

  • In Part 1, you are presented with a graph, table, chart or diagram and are asked to describe, summarise or explain the information in your own words. You may be asked to describe and explain data, describe the stages of a process, how something works or describe an object or event.
  • In Part 2, you are asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem. 
You can find detailed information about the IELTS Academic Writing question types here

Sample Academic Writing test questions are given below. Sample responses with band scores and examiner comments are also provided.

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Sample Academic Writing Part 1
Responses to Sample Part 1 and Part 2 with band scores and examiner comments

Sample Academic Writing Part 2
Responses to Sample Part 1 and Part 2 with band scores and examiner comments