IELTS Writing

IELTS Writing

IELTS Training Bangalore for Writing test pattern

This segment on preparation for IELTS Training Bangalore for Writing will focus on the four components of the IELTS Training Bangalore for Writing test, namely – Listening, Reading, Speaking & Writing and brief about the pattern of each of these four components. The Listening, Reading and Writing tests are conducted on the same day while the Speaking test can be taken up to seven days after or before the other three tests. The order in which these tests are conducted is listening, reading and finally writing. There is no break between these three tests.

The following segment highlights various aspects of a IELTS Training Bangalore for Writing Test.

IELTS WRITING

TIMING

In a Writing Test, the time allotted is 60 minutes to answer the questions. Since the candidate has to directly write the answers in the answer sheet, he or she is NOT provided with any additional or extra time. Since Task 2 holds double the weightage compared to Task 1 in terms of writing score, it is advisable to complete the Task 1 in 20 minutes and Task 2 in 40 minutes.

TASKS

There are 2 writing tasks given in both IELTS Academic as well as General Training. The candidate needs to write at least 150 words to complete Task 1 and at least 250 words to complete Task 2.

Academic Writing

IELTS Training BangaloreIn Task 1, the candidate is provided with some figures in the form of a diagram, table, chart or graph and is asked to illustrate, summarise or describe the data in his or her own words. The candidate is asked to explain the information, describe the various steps of a procedure, what is the mechanism of a particular thing or explain an entity.

In Task 2, the candidate is asked to write an essay in response to an argument or a line of thinking or problem or social issue. The questions raised are of common interest, suitable for and easily understood by candidates who wish to pursue undergraduate or postgraduate education or go for a professional registration.

It is for the common interest of the candidates to write the answers for Task 1 and Task 2 writing test in an academic and semi-formal style.

General Training Writing

In Task 1, the candidate is given a situation where-in he or she has to write a letter requesting for the information or describing his or her circumstances. The format of the letter writing could be informal or semi-formal in style.

In Task 2, the candidate has to write an essay in response to an argument or a line of thinking or problem or social issue. The main difference between the Task 2 essay in General Training and that in Academic is that in General Training, the essay can be a bit more personal in format. Topics given are of common interest.

SKILLS ASSESSED

A broad range of candidate’s skills are tested in the Writing test. In both the writing tasks, a candidate is assessed for his or her ability to write an answer which is suitable in terms of:

  1. Substance
  2. Organisation of views
  3. Precision and variety of vocabulary and grammar used including:
  4. Comprehending the core of topic
    1. Understanding of main objective of the topic
    2. Ability to draw conclusions and summarise the topic
    3. Ability to infer writer’s thoughts, vision and aim

Academic Writing

In Task 1, a candidate is tested for his or her ability to arrange, classify and compare information; to explain the steps of an activity or procedure; to explain an entity or chain of events; to describe mechanism of how an object works.

In Task 2, a candidate is tested for his or her ability to provide a resolution to an issue; to give and justify a view; to compare and distinguish evidence, opinions and inferences; to assess and challenge a notion, evidence or a thought.

General Training Writing

In Task 1, a candidate is tested for his or her ability to engage in individual communication via mail or message in order to:

  1. Draw inference and offer general factual data
  2. Communicate needs, requirements, likes and dislikes
  3. Articulate views and complaints

In Task 2, a candidate is tested for his or her ability to provide common factual data; to mark-out an issue or a problem and present a resolution for same; to compare and distinguish evidence, opinions and inferences; to assess and challenge a notion, evidence or a thought.

Marking

The candidate is assessed for his or her performance on each of the 2 tasks by recognised and certified IELTS examiners as per the IELTS Writing test assessment criteria (For Example, Lexical Resource, Task Achievement, Coherence and Cohesion, Grammatical Range and Precision). Task 2 holds double the weightage compared to Task 1 in terms of writing score. Scores are awarded in whole as well as half bands (For example, 7 & 7.5).