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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. 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:

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 2

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. 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 3

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. 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 4

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. 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 5

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. 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 6

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. 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 7

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: 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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IELTS Academic Writing 8

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. Due to the development and rapid expansion of supermarkets in some countries, many small, local businesses are unable to compete. Some people think that the closure of local business will bring about the death of local communities. To what extent do ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 9

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. Some people think that the government is wasting money on the arts and this money could be better spent elsewhere. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 10

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. Some people fear that technology is gradually taking over control of our lives, while others think that it has led to many positive developments in all aspects of their lives. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. Give reasons ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 11

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. Large businesses have big budgets for marketing and promotion and, as a result, people gravitate towards buying their products. What problems does this cause? What could be done to encourage people to buy local products? Give reasons for your answer and ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 12

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. Nowadays many young people leave home at an early age to either study or work in another city. Do you think this has more advantages or disadvantages for young people? Support your point of view with reasons and examples from your ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 13

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 people normally stretch their work hours and get stressed than before. What are the reasons for this? What employers can do to make people’s life easier? Support your point of view with reasons and examples from your own knowledge ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 14

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 think that public health of a country can be improved if the government make laws regarding nutritious food but others think that it is the matter of personal choice and personal responsibility. Discuss both views and give your opinion ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 15

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. With an increasing population communicating via the internet and text messaging, face to face communication will become a thing of the past. To what extent do you agree with this opinion? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 16

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. These days, in many countries, fewer and fewer people want to become teachers, particularly in secondary schools. What are the reasons for this, and how could the problem be solved? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 17

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. To what extent has the internet made life more convenient? 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 18

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:

ou should spend about 40 minutes on this task. To what extent has the internet made life more convenient? 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 19

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. Some young people look forward to a year of travelling, a gap year, before they begin work or university and see it as a chance to broaden their horizons. For others, this is an expensive waste of time. Which viewpoint do ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 20

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: Some people think that studying history is a waste of time while others think it is essential to learn history. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
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IELTS Academic Writing 21

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. Nowadays many young people leave home at an early age to either study or work in a city. Why do you think they move to cities? Do you think this has more advantages or disadvantages for young people? Support your point ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 22

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. Modern appliances in the home have become more common, leaving no doubt that advances in technology have improved our lifestyle. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this? You should write at least 250 words.
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IELTS Academic Writing 23

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. City planners’ new designs include setting up schools, markets and commercial places (like office) in different areas of the city. Do you think it will help the city dwellers? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 24

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: 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 ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 25

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. During last twenty years, the assessment of students has undergone a major transformation. Many educational institutions have shifted their focus from traditional examination towards a variety of innovative assessment techniques, as they believe traditional examination results are not often true to ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 26

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. Developing countries like Bangladesh should concentrate more on industrial development, instead of agriculture, to achieve better development. Do you agree or disagree? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience. You should write ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 27

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. Overpopulation in most developing countries in Asia and Africa is a problem. If these countries do not try to control the population immediately, they will face serious problems. What are your suggestions to control population? Give reasons for your answer and ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 28

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. 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 29

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. 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 30

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:

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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