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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:

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:

The inequality between rich and poor nations is now wider than it has ever been before. What do you think are the main causes of this difference and what do you think can be done to reduce the gap? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 2

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:

Violence in the media promotes violence in society. Do you agree or disagree?
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IELTS Academic Writing 3

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:

More and more people are relying on the private car as their major means of transportation. Describe some of the problems over-reliance on cars can cause, and suggest at least one possible solution.
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IELTS Academic Writing 4

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:

Explain in some ways people pollute the environment? What can governments do? What can people do?
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IELTS Academic Writing 5

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:

Many people believe that media coverage of celebrities is having a negative effect on children. To what extent do you agree? Write at least 250 words.
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IELTS Academic Writing 6

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:

Some people think that there are things individuals can do to help prevent global climate change. Others believe that action by individuals is useless and irrelevant and that it is only governments and large businesses which can make a difference. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. Write ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 7

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:

Some people think that government should focus on reducing environmental pollution and housing problems to help people prevent illnesses and diseases. To what extent do you agree and disagree?
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IELTS Academic Writing 8

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:

A government's role only to provide defense capability and urban infrastructure, such as roads, water and power. All other services, such as education, health and social security, should be provided by private groups or individuals in the community. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
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IELTS Academic Writing 9

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:

Water is in short supply in many countries of the world, but consumption of water by families is increasing. Why is this happening? What can be done to preserve water?
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IELTS Academic Writing 10

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:

Shopping is dangerous because it makes people selfish and careless with money. Do you agree or disagree?
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IELTS Academic Writing 11

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:

Parents are the best teachers. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
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IELTS Academic Writing 12

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:

In the past, buildings often reflected the culture of a society but today all modern buildings look alike and cities throughout the world are becoming increasingly similar. What do you think is the reason for this? And is it a good thing or a bad thing?
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IELTS Academic Writing 13

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:

Many people say that the only way to guarantee getting a good job is to complete a course of university education. Others claim that it is better to start work after school and gain experience in the world of work. How far do you agree or disagree with the above ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 14

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:

Research indicates that the characteristics we are born with have much more influence on our personality and development than any experiences we may have in our life. Which do you consider to be the major influence?
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IELTS Academic Writing 15

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:

Being a celebrity such as a famous film start or sport personality brings problems as well as benefits. Do you think being a celebrity brings more benefits or more problems?
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IELTS Academic Writing 16

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:

Some people argue that immigrants should adopt the local culture when immigrating to a new country. An alternative view is that they can adapt to new environment by establishing a minority community. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
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IELTS Academic Writing 17

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:

What are the advantages and disadvantages of leaving your country to live or study abroad?
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IELTS Academic Writing 18

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:

There are increasing trend around the world to have a small family rather than a large family. Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of having a small family rather than a large family. Give reason for your answer and include any examples from your knowledge or experience .
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IELTS Academic Writing 19

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:

Smart devices have put all of the world’s information at our fingertips. What are the drawbacks of this development?
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IELTS Academic Writing 20

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:

News editors decide what to broadcast on television what to print in newspapers. What factors do you think influence this decision? Do we become used to bad news? Would it to be better if more good news was reported?
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IELTS Academic Writing 21

Task 1 Academic:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The charts below show the percentage of their food budget the average family spent on restaurant meals in different years. The graph shows the number of meals eaten in fast food restaurants and sit-down restaurants. You should write at least 150 ...

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Task 2 Academic:

Failure is a proof that the desire wasn’t strong enough. To what extent do you agree?
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IELTS Academic Writing 22

Task 1 Academic:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The table below shows CO2 emissions for different forms of transport in the European Union. The Pie Chart shows the percentage of European Union funds being spent on different forms of transport. You should write at least 150 words.

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Task 2 Academic:

Public libraries should provide books and not waste their limited resources on expensive high-tech media such as software, videos or Dvds. Do you agree or disagree?
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IELTS Academic Writing 23

Task 1 Academic:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The chart shows the number of mobile phones and landlines per 100 people in selected countries. Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information given. You should write at least 150 words.

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Task 2 Academic:

In some countries people pay different rates of tax depending on their salary, in other countries everyone pays the same rate. Which do you believe the best system?
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IELTS Academic Writing 24

Task 1 Academic:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The chart below shows estimated world literacy rates by region and by gender for the year 2000. Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information below. You should write at least 150 words.

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Task 2 Academic:

Some people think that a sense of competition in children should be encouraged. Others believe that children who are taught to co-operate rather than compete become more useful adults. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
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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 shown below. You should write at least 150 words.

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Task 2 Academic:

Before an important exam, do you think it is better to prepare for a long time or only for a few days? Give examples and reasons to support your argument.
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IELTS Academic Writing 26

Task 1 Academic:

The diagram below shows the water cycle, which is the continuous movement of water on, above and below the surface of the Earth.

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Task 2 Academic:

Films can have influence on children's education and teach them many things. Do you think it is always a positive influence?
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IELTS Academic Writing 27

Task 1 Academic:

The flowchart illustrates the production of coloured plastic paper clips in a small factory. Write a report for a university tutor describing the production process. Write at least 150 words.

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In recent years there has been an increase in bad behaviour, poor discipline and anti-social behaviour in schools. Tough Measures and stricter punishments by schools, parents, and others are necessary to stop this trend. What are the advantages and disadvantages of stricter discipline to stop this trend? Give reasons for ...
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IELTS Academic Writing 28

Task 1 Academic:

The table below shows the figures for imprisonment in five countries between 1930 and 1980. Write a report for a university, lecturer describing the information shown below. You should write at least 150 words.

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Parents are the best teachers. Do you agree or disagree?
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IELTS Academic Writing 29

Task 1 Academic:

The chart and graph below give information about sales and share prices for Coca-Cola. Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information shown below. • You should write at least 150 words • You should spend about 20 minutes on this task

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Task 2 Academic:

Families who send their children to private schools should not be required to pay taxes that support the state education system. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
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IELTS Academic Writing 30

Task 1 Academic:

The diagram below shows how the Australian Bureau of Meteorology collects up-to-the-minute information on the weather in order to produce reliable forecasts.

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Task 2 Academic:

In some parts of the world it is becoming popular to research the history of one's own family. Why might people want to do this? Is it a positive or negative development?
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