Writing – Practice Questions

TASK ONE – General
TASK ONE – Academic
TASK TWO – General
TASK TWO – Academic


TASK ONE – general

TASK one – general 1

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You had a meal in a restaurant. You are not happy with the service.

Write to the manager to complain about it. In your letter:
* give details about the problems
* request some compensation or a refund. 

You should write at least 150 words. You do not need to write any addresses.
Begin your letter as follows:
Dear Manager

 


TASK ONE – general 2

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You traveled by plane last week and your suitcase was lost. You have heard nothing from the airline company.
Write to the airline. In your letter:
* explain what happened
* describe your suitcase and tell them what was in it.
* find out what they are going to do about it. 

You should write at least 150 words.
Begin your letter like this;
 Dear Sir,

 


TASK ONE – GENERAL 3

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You are applying for a job in the UK. Your new employer has asked you to provide copies of your high school results as quickly as possible. Write to the Director of the school. In your letter:
* request these documents
* explain why you need them and why it is urgent.

You should write at least 150 words.
Begin your letter like this;
 Dear Director,

 


TASK ONE – GENERAL 4

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

 You are living in a rented house in the UK. You are not satisfied with the condition of the door and window locks and general safety.

Write a letter to the landlord. In your letter:
* introduce yourself
* explain what is wrong 
* say what action you would like the landlord to take

You should write at least 150 words.
Begin your letter like this;
 Dear Landlord,

 


TASK ONE – GENERAL 5

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You are a student at University of Auckland in New Zealand. Your credit card has been stolen.

Write a letter to the local Police Station. In your letter:
* give details of who you are
* tell the police what happened
* ask what you should do to get a new credit card.

You should write at least 150 words.
Begin your letter like this;
 Dear Officer,

 


task one – academic

TASK ONE – ACADEMIC 1

You should spend 20 minutes on this task.

The three pie charts show changes in annual spending by a particular university department in Australia in 1995, 2005 and 2015. 

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant. 

Write at least 150 words.

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TASK ONE – ACADEMIC 2

You should spend 20 minutes on this task.

The chart below shows information about changes in methods of transporting goods in Sydney between 1980 and 2010. 

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant. 

Write at least 150 words.

IELTS Task One Academic Writing

 

 


TASK ONE – ACADEMIC 3

You should spend 20 minutes on this task.

The chart below shows information about the number of planes into and out of major Australian airports between 2008 and 2014. 

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant. 

Write at least 150 words.

IELTS Task One Academic Writin

 


TASK ONE – ACADEMIC 4

You should spend 20 minutes on this task.

The table below displays data about the number of visits to the Guitar Hero website over a one week period in February 2015. 

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant. 

Write at least 150 words.

IELTS Task One Academic Writing

 


TASK ONE – ACADEMIC 5

You should spend 20 minutes on this task.

The table below show information about gender, age group and the number of cigarettes smoked in a range of countries. 

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant. 

Write at least 150 words.

IELTS Task One Academic Writing

 

 


TASK TWO – general

task two general 1

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Write about the following topic:

In Canada, old people often live in homes with other old people where there are nurses to look after them. Sometimes the government has to pay for this care.

Who do you think should pay for this care, the government or the family?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your knowledge or experience.

Write at least 250 words.

 


TASK TWO – GENERAL 2

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Write about the following topic:

Today more people than ever before are travelling. 

What are the reasons for this and are there any benefits?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your knowledge or experience.

Write at least 250 words.

 


TASK TWO – GENERAL 3

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Write about the following topic:

Some people think that boys and girls should be educated in separate schools. Others believe mixed schools have more benefits. 

Discuss both views and give your opinion. 

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your knowledge or experience.

Write at least 250 words.

 


TASK TWO – GENERAL 4

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Write about the following topic:

Some people prefer to live in a house while others think that there are more advantages to living in an apartment. 

What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? Which is better?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your knowledge or experience.

Write at least 250 words.

 


TASK TWO – GENERAL 5

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Write about the following topic:

Some people think that entertainers like sports stars, movie stars and musicians are paid too much money. 

Do you agree or disagree?

Are there other types of jobs which should be paid well?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your knowledge or experience.

Write at least 250 words.

 


TASK TWO – academic

task two – academic 1

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Write about the following topic:

The Internet has many advantages, but it also creates many problems.

To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your knowledge or experience.

Write at least 250 words.

 


TASK TWO – ACADEMIC 2

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Write about the following topic:

Many people spend forty years or more working. During this time job satisfaction will be a major contributor to their well-being. 

What are some of the factors that contribute to job satisfaction?

How realistic is it for all workers to experience job satisfaction?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your knowledge or experience.

Write at least 250 words.

 


TASK TWO – ACADEMIC 3

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Write about the following topic:

Disruptive school students have a negative influence on others. Students who are noisy and disobedient should be grouped together and taught separately.

To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your knowledge or experience.

Write at least 250 words.

 


TASK TWO – ACADEMIC 4

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Write about the following topic:

Modern technology is changing our world. This has advantages such as bringing people closer together through communication. It also has disadvantages such as destroying the differences between cultures.

To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your knowledge or experience.

Write at least 250 words.

 


TASK TWO – ACADEMIC 5

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Write about the following topic:

Interaction between people is being changed by technology such as smart phones, tablets and computers.

In what ways is technology affection relationships?

Is it a negative development?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your knowledge or experience.

Write at least 250 words.

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