Ielts Sample Essay
Which Ielts sample essay shows everything you need to know about
writing for the Ielts exam? After all, there are plenty of Ielts essay
samples on the internet. The examples and information found on this page and others in this site represent
everything you'll need to know about the Ielts writing module for both
the Ielts Academic and General
In answer to the above question, no Ielts sample essay shows
all there is to know about
writing for the ielts. Point in fact, you will need to see more than one Ielts sample essay to learn what you
need to know about the Ielts academic writing module.
Simply because one Ielts essay sample doesn't
cover both sections of the writing module. The academic writing module has two parts or sections.
What is the purpose of the Ielts Academic Writing
- Test your ability to correctly use facts and figures from other
sources. This is also known as information interpretation.
- Test your ability to express your opinions, thoughts, and views
where facts and figures are not given.
The Academic Writing Module lasts 60 minutes and includes the following tasks:Task One
In Task One you should write approximately 150 words in about 20 minutes. Remember,
it is your job to manage the
timing of this section of the test. No one will stop you after twenty minutes and tell you to go on to the next
writing task! This will leave you about forty minutes for the second writing task which most students find
adequate. Budget your time wisely and learn to write accordingly so as to finish both tasks in the one hour time
- Remember, you have one hour to
complete both tasks!
One there is usually a visual representation of some kind. (see
samples at bottom of this page) This could be in one of the following formats:
- Pie chart
You typically need to write a report or summary to your teacher or a university
lecturer using the information given in the visual representation. In some instances, you are asked to describe a
Below is an Ielts sample essay topic from a typical
Task One assignment.
Notice what you need to write. Remember, you
must interpret information that is related to the visual representation.
How is the Ielts Academic Writing Module Task One
criteria below are used to determine Task One
- Did you achieve the task? (i.e. answer the question)
- Is your writing coherent and cohesive?
- Was appropriate vocabulary used?
- Was appropriate grammar used?
Task 1 – Information
Interpretation (about 150 words)
The above indicates average student costs during the school
year. Interpret the data explaining any abnormalities with possible reasons.
The above represents a
typical Ielts Academic Writing Module Task One question with a
Ielts Sample Essay Answer
The above graph shows average costs for university students
over a four year period. The items measured are food, housing, and books. Beginning with books, it can be
seen that the expenses for each of the four years are nearly the same. This can be explained in that a
student usually takes a similar number of classes each semester and the book expense would remain nearly
steady. Food, also, is nearly equal with a slight increase in the second year and then a decline in years
three and four. Perhaps this reflects students who move off campus in their second year and spend more on
food than they did while living on campus. Housing costs show a large increase in the third year with a
return to slightly lower than first and second year totals for the fourth year. An explanation could be
that there was a large increase in the number of students attending the university, thereby causing a
temporary price rise in the market for housing.
Words = 168 words
Time = 15 minutes
This is very acceptable. In
fact, it's quite good. It also allows 45 minutes for the more important Task
To see a
Task Two, simply click on ielts sample essay.
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