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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 shows children by age group as a percentage of the young population in the United Kingdom between 1990 and 2001. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant. You should write at ...

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Task 2 Academic:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. The ease of international travel and the spread of various kinds of mass media all over the world have made it more possible than ever for people to know how other people live in other countries. Do the advantages of this ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 2

Task 1 Academic:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. During a recent plane journey, you sat next to a businessman who owns a chain of restaurants. You talked to him and he suggested that you should contact him about a possible job in one of his restaurants. Write a letter ...
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Task 2 Academic:

Rich countries should allow jobs for skilled and knowledgeable employees who are from poor countries. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience. You should write at least 250 words.
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IELTS Academic Writing 3

Task 1 Academic:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The chart below shows the top ten countries with the highest spending on travel in 2014. 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. Some people feel that the legal age at which people can marry should be at least 21. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 4

Task 1 Academic:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The tables below provide information about the consumption and production of potatoes in five parts of the world in 2006. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant. You should write at least 150 ...
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Task 2 Academic:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. In some countries, governments are encouraging industries and businesses to move to regional areas outside the big cities. Do the advantages of this trend outweigh the disadvantages? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 5

Task 1 Academic:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Living in an apartment instead of a university dormitory has advantages and disadvantages. Discuss advantages and disadvantages of living in an apartment instead of a university dormitory and defend your preference. Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples ...
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Task 2 Academic:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Nowadays in many countries, people are following the latest fashion, hairstyles and so on. Why are they so influenced by fashion? Is it a positive or a negative development? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 6

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. It is often said that crime is one of the main things that make the quality of life poorer. Crime in developed countries is one of the biggest problems in society. What are the causes of this problem and what measures ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 7

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. Many people decide on a career path early in their lives and keep to it. This, they argue, leads to a more satisfying working life. To what extent do you agree with this view? What other things can people do in ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 8

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: Many universities charge higher fees for foreign students. Why do they do this? Do you believe that it is fair? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 9

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: The quality of the health care a person receives should not depend on the size of their bank balance. The government is responsible for providing a high level of healthcare for all its citizens. To what ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 10

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: Nowadays, more and more people are having consumer goods like refrigerators and washing machines. Does this development bring more advantages than disadvantages? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 11

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: Using cell phones and computers made communication among people much easier. As a result, letter writing could be lost in the future. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the statement? Give reasons for ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 12

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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Task 2 Academic:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Some people say that education system is the only critical factor to the development of a country. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
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IELTS Academic Writing 13

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: Some people believe that all wild animals should be protected. Others say that few wild animals should be protected instead. Discuss both views and give your opinion. Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 14

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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You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. The only way to improve the safety on our own road is to have stricter punishment for driving offenders. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 15

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. Some people believe that main purpose of schools is to turn children into good citizens and workers instead of to benefit them individually. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 16

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. Write about the following topic: Governments should spend money on railways rather than roads. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 17

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: Some people opine that increasing office hour is a reason for many social and personal problems and that is why it should be reduced to 35 hours in a week. What are the advantages and disadvantages ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 18

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: Many high-level positions in companies are filled by men even though the workforce in many developed countries is more than 50 percent female. Companies should be required to allocate a certain percentage of these positions to ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 19

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: Many governments think that economic progress is their most important goal. Some people, however, think that other types of progress are equally important for a country. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. Give ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 20

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. Write about the following topic: Differences between countries become less evident each year. Nowadays, all over the world, people share the same fashions, advertising, brands, eating habits and TV channels. Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages of this? Give reasons for ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 21

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: There are more cars on the roads these days and more accidents are happening. As a result, some politicians have suggested that people should take regular driving tests throughout their lives, rather than one single test ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 22

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:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Some people prefer shopping in shopping centres while others prefer local markets. What are the advantages of each? Which shopping experience do you prefer? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 23

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: These days, it seems that an increasing number of people are leaving rural areas to live in the city. Discuss some of the effects of rural depopulation (migration from the country to the city) and suggest ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 24

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:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Some people think it is better to educate boys and girls in separate schools. Others, however, believe that girls and boys benefit more from attending mixed schools. Which education system do you think is better? Why ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 25

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: These days, it seems that an increasing number of people are leaving rural areas to live in the city. Discuss some of the effects of rural depopulation (migration from the country to the city) and suggest ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 26

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: All over the world, the rich are becoming richer and the poor are becoming poorer. What problems does this cause? How can we overcome the problems of poverty? Use specific reason and example to explain to ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 27

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:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Although sports events are very popular, violence at these events is on the increase. Why is this so? What should authorities do to prevent violence from taking place at sports events? Give reasons for your answer ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 28

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: Many people believe that bicycle is a healthy and environmentally friendly mode of transport. However, it is still unpopular in many countries. What are the reasons? What could be done to encourage the use of bicycles ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 29

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 think that watching sports in one's free time is just a waste of time. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the statement? Give reasons for your answer and include any ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 30

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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You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Some people think paying taxes is a big enough contribution to their society, while others think people have more responsibilities as members of society than only paying taxes. Discuss both views and give your opinion. Give ...
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