IELTS Writing Task 2 questions on the topic of old age were used in several tests this year
From what IELTS candidates have told us about their IELTS tests this year, one of the most common IELTS Writing Task 2 topics of 2012 has been the topic of old age. It would therefore be a good idea for you to look at some examples of writing tasks on this topic and to improve your vocabulary related to this topic before your test.
Here are some of the IELTS Writing Task 2 questions on this topic that candidates have emailed us this year: Read the full post »
Three writing tasks on a common IELTS Writing topic
Looking at examples of published IELTS tests and from what our students tell us about their tests, a common IELTS Writing topic is transport.
Here’s an example of an IELTS General Training Writing Task 1 on this common IELTS writing topic (taken from the Official IELTS Practice Materials).
There have been some problems with public transport in your area recently.
Write a letter to the manager of the public transport company. In your letter
- describe the problems
- explain how these problems are affecting the public
- suggest what changes could be made
Here’s an example of an IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 on the topic of transport (which used to be on the official IELTS website). Read the full post »
Two common IELTS letter writing topics
For those of you preparing for the IELTS General Training test, it would be a good idea to become more familiar with the letter writing topics that you could get in IELTS Writing Task 1.
Looking at examples from published IELTS tests and from what our students have told us about their writing tests, two common IELTS letter writing topics are a letter of complaint about a product or service and a letter of invitation to a friend.
A letter of complaint
Here’s a sample task asking you to write a letter of complaint (taken from the Official IELTS Practice Materials):
You recently bought a large expensive item but when it was delivered to your home you found some problems with it.
Write a letter to the manager of the shop. In your letter
- give details of what you bought
- describe the problems with your item
- say what you want the shop to do
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Imagine it’s your IELTS test and you have to summarise the information in a graph for Academic Writing task 1. What information are you going to include? How are you going to organise the information you choose to write about?
For some practice, have a look at the graph below and think about how you would summarise the information. Read the full post »
Reading about the world nuclear summit in the USA, I was reminded of the IELTS Writing task 2 question that I posted a few weeks ago on the benefits and disadvantages of nuclear technology.
Looking at the question again, I can see how difficult it would be to answer if you’re not familiar with this topic.
As it’s possible that you could get a similar question in your IELTS test, here’s a summary of the benefits and disadvantages.
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