IELTS writing test - sample questions

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Here you can find over 40 writing questions for both IELTS tests: Academic and General Training.

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General Training IELTS—Task 1 questions

Formal/semi formal letters

Informal letters

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Academic IELTS—Task 1 questions

Chart questions

Diagram/Map questions

Graph questions

Process questions

Table questions

Two charts/graphs/tables

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Academic/General IELTS—Task 2 questions

Advantages and disadvantages

Agree or disagree (one-sided essay)

Discuss both views (balanced essay)

Positive or negative development

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​I’m a Finnish nurse with a dream of moving to the UK. The nursing registration includes IELTS Academic and to proceed with my registration I had to get minimum of band 7 from all 4 modules.

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