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IELTS Academic Writing is considered by many to be the most difficult part. With 2 modules Task 1 and Task 2, you are supposed to finish your essays in 60 minutes. Some believe Task 1 Academic is very challenging because a graph/chart will be given to you. However, regardless of which module (academic or general), writing task 2 is always given more marks.

IELTS Academic Writing 1

Task 1 Academic:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The graph below shows the amount of UK investments in clean energy from 2008 to 2015. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant. You should write at least 150 words.

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Task 2 Academic:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Subjects such as Art, Sport and Music are being dropped from the school curriculum for subjects such as Information Technology. Many students suffer as a result of these changes. To what extent would you support or reject the idea of moving ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 2

Task 1 Academic:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The graphs below show how people in a European city reached their office and got back home in 1959 and 2009. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant. You should write at least ...

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Task 2 Academic:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Environmental problems are becoming a global issue. Environmental problems are counter-challenging the quality of life people enjoy in modern advanced societies. Do you think that environmental problems will produce better results if it is addressed globally or it should be addressed ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 3

Task 1 Academic:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The graph gives information about drinking habits of the US population by age. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant. You should write at least 150 words.

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Task 2 Academic:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic. At the present time, the population of some countries includes a relatively large number of young adults, compared with the number of older people. Do the advantages of this situation outweigh the disadvantages? Discuss both these ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 4

Task 1 Academic:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The first graph gives the number of passengers travelling by train in Sydney. The second graph provides information on the percentage of trains running on time. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant ...

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Task 2 Academic:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic. Some people claim that not enough of the waste from homes is recycled. They say that the only way to increase recycling is for governments to make it a legal requirement. To what extent do you ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 5

Task 1 Academic:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The graph below shows the average monthly use of health club in Miami and Florida by all full-time members in 2017. The pie charts show the age profile of male and female members of this health club. Summarise the information by ...

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Task 2 Academic:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic. More and more people are migrating to cities in search of a better life, but city life can be extremely difficult. Explain some of the difficulties of living in a city. How can governments make urban ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 6

Task 1 Academic:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The chart below shows the percentage of total US population aged 65 and over between 1900 and 2000. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant. You should write at least 150 words.

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Task 2 Academic:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic. “Some experts opine that a new language should be introduced for all countries for international communication.” Do you think the benefits of introducing a new international language will outweigh the problems? Give reasons for your answer ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 7

Task 1 Academic:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The charts A and B show the share of the UK and Australian cinema market in 2001 and cinema admission in the UK and Australia from 1976 to 2006. Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information shown below ...

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You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic. “Some experts opine that a new language should be introduced for all countries for international communication.” Do you think the benefits of introducing a new international language will outweigh the problems? Give reasons for your answer ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 8

Task 1 Academic:

Schools are spending more time teaching traditional subjects such as history. Some people think they should rather spend more time in teaching skills that can help students find a job. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
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Task 2 Academic:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Many people believe that university students should study a full range of subjects, instead of some specific subjects. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this viewpoint?
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IELTS Academic Writing 9

Task 1 Academic:

The first chart below shows how energy is used in an average Australian household. The second chart shows the percentage of greenhouse gas emissions which result from this energy use. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

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Task 2 Academic:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. “Nowadays children are undisciplined because their parents are busy with their career.” To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion? What could parents do to build a sense of discipline among children? Give reasons for your answer and ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 10

Task 1 Academic:

The pie charts below show the average household expenditures in a country in 1950 and 2010. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

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Task 2 Academic:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. “Nowadays children are undisciplined because their parents are busy with their career.” To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion? What could parents do to build a sense of discipline among children? Give reasons for your answer and ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 11

Task 1 Academic:

The graph below shows usual water usage (in millions of cubic meters) by industries in some countries in a year. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

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Task 2 Academic:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Due to so many young people dropping out from schools, the rate of unemployment is increasing and it affects our society in different ways. In your opinion, how can this situation be improved? Give reasons for your answer and include any ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 12

Task 1 Academic:

The graph shows population distribution in the Northwest Region for 1900-2050. Summarize and make comparisons

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Task 2 Academic:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic. Countries are becoming more and more similar because people are able to buy the same products anywhere in the world. Do you think this is a positive or negative development?
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IELTS Academic Writing 13

Task 1 Academic:

The charts below show the proportions of the world's oil resources held in different areas, together with the proportions consumed annually in the same areas. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons when relevant.

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Task 2 Academic:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Cricket has become more popular than the national sports in many subcontinental countries. What do you think are the reasons behind this?
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IELTS Academic Writing 14

Task 1 Academic:

The diagrams below show the site of a school in 2004 and the plan for the changes to school site in 2024. Summaries the information by selecting and reporting the main features,and make comparisons when relevant.
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Task 2 Academic:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Museums and art galleries should concentrate on local works rather than showing the cultures or artworks from other countries. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
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IELTS Academic Writing 15

Task 1 Academic:

The graph below shows the average growth in domestic products in wealthy countries, countries that have adopted a global approach to business and countries that have not.write a report for university lecturer describing the information below.

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Task 2 Academic:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Due to so many young people dropping out from schools, the rate of unemployment is increasing and it affects our society in different ways. In your opinion, how can this situation be improved? Give reasons for your answer and include any ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 16

Task 1 Academic:

You are going to study in a college in the UK next year. You would like to stay in a college Hall of Residence. Write a letter to the college giving your accommodation requirements. You should outline what your room and food needs are. Also ask what alternatives are available ...
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Task 2 Academic:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic. Buying things on the Internet, such as books, air tickets and groceries, is becoming more and more popular. Do the advantages of shopping in this way outweigh the disadvantages?
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IELTS Academic Writing 17

Task 1 Academic:

A friend who lives in another country has invited to you come and stay with him/her on your next holiday. You are too busy to accept the invitation. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter: • Thank him/her for the invitation • Explain why you cannot come • Give ...
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Task 2 Academic:

Write about the following topic: In some schools and universities, girls tend to choose arts subjects (e.g. literature), and boys tend to choose science subjects (e.g. physics). Why do you think this is so? Should this tendency be changed? Do you agree or disagree? Give reasons for your ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 18

Task 1 Academic:

The graph below shows the consumption of fish and some different kinds of meat in a European country between 1979 and 2004. Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparison where relevant.

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Task 2 Academic:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Some universities now offer their courses on the Internet so that people can study online. Is this a positive or negative development? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 19

Task 1 Academic:

The graph shows the figures for CFC emissions in four countries between 1989 and 2001. Write a report for a university lecture describing the information below.

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Task 2 Academic:

Governments spend a lot of money on public celebrations such as national holidays and public festivals. Some people say that the government spends too much on this and that they should use this money on other useful things. Do you agree or disagree? Give reasons for your answer and include ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 20

Task 1 Academic:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information in the table below. You should write at least 150 words.

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Task 2 Academic:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: A country becomes more interesting and develops more quickly when its population includes a mixture of nationalities. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
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IELTS Academic Writing 21

Task 1 Academic:

The pie chart below shows the main reasons why agricultural land becomes less productive. The table shows how these causes affected three regions of the world during the 1990s. Summarize the in formation by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

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Task 2 Academic:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Some people say that in our modern age, it is unnecessary to teach children about the skills of handwriting. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
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IELTS Academic Writing 22

Task 1 Academic:

The graph below shows the total value of exports and the value of fuel, food and manufactured goods exported by one country from 2000 to 2005. Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

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Task 2 Academic:

The environmental problems that today's world is facing are so great that there is little ordinary people can do to improve the situation. So government and large organizations should be responsible for reducing the amount of damage being done to the environment. The what extent so you agreed or ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 23

Task 1 Academic:

The graph below shows the proportion of the population aged 65 and over between 1940 and 2040 in three different countries. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main feature and make comparisons where relevant.

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Task 2 Academic:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: The use of personal cars has increased more than ever before but this use of cars causes many problems. What are those problems? In order to reduce these problems, should we discourage people to use cars ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 24

Task 1 Academic:

The bar chart below shows the results of a survey conducted by a personnel department at a major company. The survey was carried out on two groups of workers: those aged from 18-30 and those aged 45-60, and shows factors affecting their work performance. Write a report for a university ...

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Task 2 Academic:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Some people believe that it is important for young children to go to school as soon as possible. Others, however, believe that children should be allowed to stay at home and play until they are six ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 25

Task 1 Academic:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The diagrams below give information about the Eiffel Tower in Paris and an outline project to extend it underground. Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information shown. You should write at least 150 words.

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Task 2 Academic:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Fossil fuel, such as coal, oil and natural gas, is extensively used in many countries which cause harms to the environment. The use of alternative sources of energy, including wind and solar power, however, is being ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 26

Task 1 Academic:

The table below gives information on consumer spending on different items in five different countries in 2002. Percentage of national consumer expenditure by category - 2002.

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Task 2 Academic:

The main purpose of public libraries is to provide books, and they should not waste their limited resources and space on providing expensive hi-tech media such as computer software, videos and DVDs. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
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IELTS Academic Writing 27

Task 1 Academic:

The map below shows three proposed sites for a new hypermarket (A, B and C) in the city of Pellington.Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features and making comparisons where relevant. Write at least 150 words.

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Task 2 Academic:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Nowadays plastic money replacements such as credit and debit cards are extremely popular, even more than banknotes and coins. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this.
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IELTS Academic Writing 28

Task 1 Academic:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The graph below gives information about the preferred leisure activities of Australian children. Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information shown. You should write at least 150 words.

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Task 2 Academic:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Nowadays plastic money replacements such as credit and debit cards are extremely popular, even more than banknotes and coins. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this. Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 29

Task 1 Academic:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The diagram below shows how a central heating system in a house works. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant. You should write at least 150 words.

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Task 2 Academic:

When choosing a job, the salary is the most important consideration for many. Others, however, prefer different other aspects of a job over the salary they earn. In your opinion what are the most important aspects of a job?
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IELTS Academic Writing 30

Task 1 Academic:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The table below provide information on rental charges and salaries in three areas of London. Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information shown below. You should write at least 150 words.

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Task 2 Academic:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: People generally know that the environment is important. However, most individuals still don't take responsibilities to protect the environment. Why is this? What should be done to encourage people to protect the environment? Give reasons ...
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