The IELTS writing test takes one hour. In this time you are required
to complete two tasks:
TASK ONE is a report based on some graphic information provided on the
question paper. The graphic information will come in one of five forms.
You are required to describe the information or the process in a report
of 150 words. This task should be completed in 20 minutes. It is
important that you are familiar with the language appropriate to report
writing generally and to each of the five types of report.
Writing Task 1
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task
Write a report for a university lecturer describing the
Write at least 150 words.
The graph below shows the different modes of transport used to
travel to and from work in one European city in 1960, 1980 and 2000.
Writing Task 2
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Present a written argument or case to an educated reader with no
specialist knowledge of the following topic.
It is inevitable that as technology develops so traditional
cultures must be lost. Technology and tradition are incompatible - you
cannot have both together.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?
You should use your own ideas, knowledge and experience and support
your arguments with examples and relevant evidence.
Write at least 250 words.
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