Learn about changes to your IELTS test arrangements due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). View details
Results in 5-7 days with computer-delivered IELTS

Home > Prepare for IELTS > Free practice tests > General Training Writing

IELTS General Training Writing Practice Tests



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

More free IELTS practice tests (Paper-based)

IELTS Academic practice tests

IELTS General Training practice tests

Get familiar with computer-delivered IELTS

Experience computer-delivered IELTS for free on your own computer, so you know what to expect on test day.