What are the differences between Academic and General Ielts
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General Ielts writing are not that great, they do require a special page devoted to them
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One of the main differences in the Ielts writing is that of the
Although there are many similarities in the second task for both exams, the first
task is completely different.
For instance, the General Ielts writing requires a letter; either
formal, semi-formal, or personal. While the the Academic Ielts writing requires information interpretation
from a chart or other source.
The table below showsthe differences between the Academic and General Ielts writing
General Training Writing
informal, semi-formal or formal personal letter with some
information from a diagram, graph, chart, or process, etc., from your own
discursive essay on general topic of
discursive essay on academic topic addressed to
The differences between Academic and General Ielts writing tasks are clearly shown in
the above chart.
The second tasks are quite similar in that they are both discursive essays. You may
need to present a solution to a problem or justify an opinion about a topic.
That's about all the differences between Academic and General Ielts
writing there are. Use the previous link to return to the
General Ielts Training page.
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