Dominic Cole July 22, at 8: They all look at essays. So I suggest you contact one of them.
Students must analyse a chart, graph, table, map or diagram. Students must highlight key features and present data or information.
Students must write over words. It is recommended to take no more than 20 minutes for this. Only one criterion is different for GT students. Task Achievement General Training: This refers to using the appropriate tone and also purpose.
It also relates to the word count. This is about presenting key features, having an overview and accurate information. This also relates to the word count.
This is the same for both GT and Academic. It is based on organisation of information, paragraphing and linking devices. This is marked using the same band scores for both GT and Academic. This is about using appropriate language, using collocations and the number of errors made.
This is also marked using the same band scores for both GT and Academic.
This is about using a range of grammar structures and tenses, punctuation and the number of errors made. Below is a list of the minor differences and similarities between the essays.
Essay Question Difficulty One difference is that the essay question for the General Training writing task 2 is often easier.
It is written in a way that makes the issues clearly and easier to understand. What are the advantages and disadvantages of doing this? Academic Essay Question Sample Some people think that space exploration is a waste of money and the funds should be relocated to other more needed areas.
To what extent do you agree? Topics for Essays Another slight difference is that the topic giving for the IELTS general training essay question is a more common topic, such as family, society, TV, schools, communication etc. However, in the academic test, there is a wider range of topics from family and education to space exploration or economics, which can be more challenging.
You could get an opinion essay, a discussion essay, an advantage disadvantage essay, a solution essay or a direct question essay. At the bottom of the IELTS essay questions pageyou will find some practice essays for each type.
And on the writing task 2 pageyou will find model essays for each type. All this is suitable for both GT and academic students. Here is a link to learn about the band scores for writing task 2 from band 5 to 8. You will see that there is only one scoring for all essays.
It is the same for both GT and academic essays. Essay Length and Timing The length of the GT essay is over words which is the same as the academic essay. Likewise, 40 minutes is the recommended length of time for both types of essays.
Advanced Training for Writing Task 2 I also offer advanced lessons for writing task 2 which you can purchase. My lessons are suitable for both General Training and Academic students: Using the Official Writing Answer Sheet Students taking the general training or academic writing test, must select the right box to tick on the official writing answer sheet in the test.
It explains about selecting the right box for either general training or academic writing.IELTS Academic Writing Task 2 is one of two writing tasks on the IELTS, which most students find to be more challenging. This guide will help you master IELTS Writing skills with how to organize your essay for IELTS Writing Task 2, the question types you'll see on .
IELTS Writing Questions These IELTS writing questions are examples of essay questions given in the IELTS exam for Task 2. The IELTS essay topics have been divided into common IELTS writing topics and many have model answers.
There is a lot of confusion about the types of essay questions for Task 2 of the IELTS exam, and the correct structure for answering these. Some people believe there are four types of essays while other believe two and others still, believe many more.
An 'opinion' question asks for your view, not the views of other people, and you don't have to give both sides of the argument.
Just make your opinion clear in the introduction, then explain it in the rest of the essay. A 'discussion' question requires you to write about both sides of the argument. The IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing is not an easy part of the exam.
Describing a graph well in 20 minutes is not something most people can do straight away whether they are English speakers or not. Academic task 1 guide. Letter writing guide. Reading guide. Listening guide. IELTS vocabulary. IELTS paragraphs and headings. 46 Responses to The three different types of IELTS essay question.
Taka December 10, at pm # Hello Dominic, I have a question about the checklist above. 1. Does it ask me to give my own opinion about a.