The General Training Writing test is 60 minutes long. It has two writing tasks of 150 words and 250 words. In Task 1, candidates are asked to respond to a situation, by writing a letter, for example, requesting information or explaining a situation. In Task 2, candidates write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem.
Below are samples of Task 1 and Task 2. (Note that candidates for the General Training module take a different Writing test to the Academic module).
General Training Writing sample tasks
- General Training Writing Sample - Task 1 (PDF, 21KB)
- General Training Writing Sample - Task 2 (PDF, 11KB)
- IELTS Writing Answer sheet (PDF, 130KB)
- General Training Writing Sample Script (PDF, 869KB)
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