IELTS – Module 3 Writing
Whether you are a student at college or university or someone living or working in an English speaking country, your ability to communicate effectively at your place of work will be an essential factor for you to move ahead. In the IELTS test, your ability to handle writing task will be tested.
It is therefore, very important for you to express yourself clearly, write in a variety of styles, organize and present your ideas carefully.
In both Academic and General training modules, you will be given two tasks of which task 02 is longer and harder than task 01 and worth more marks.
The approximate time for task 01 is 20 minutes and task 02 is 40 minutes.
Your writing will be marked on a scale of 1-9 in four areas; content, organization, vocabulary and grammar.
- Candidates are presented with a table, diagram or chart and are asked to describe, summarize or explain in their own words.
- They may be asked to describe and explain data, describe stages of a process, how something works or describe an object or event.
- You are expected to write 150 words within 20 minutes.
- This task is more demanding. You are expected to produce a written argument on a given topic and organize your answer clearly giving some examples to support your points.
- You have to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem consisting at least 250 words within 40 minutes.
- The issues are of general interest which is, suitable for and easily understood by candidates entering undergraduate or postgraduate studies or seeking professional registration.
- The response to TASK 01& 02 should be written in a formal style.
GENERAL TRAINING MODULES
- You have to write a letter consisting of 150 words requesting information or explaining a situation.
- The situation for the letter is always based on personal, semi personal or formal in style giving some examples to support points.
- You are expected to produce an essay within 20 minutes.
- This task is very similar to academic task 02.
- You are expected to write an essay on a given topic and to arrange your answers clearly giving some examples to support your points in argument or problem.
- The essay can be slightly more personal in style.
- Topics are of general interest.
In both tasks, candidates are assessed on their ability to write in response which is appropriate in terms of content, organization of ideas, accuracy in vocabulary and grammar.
Candidates are assessed on their ability to organize, present and compare data to describe the process or object or sequence of events and illustrate how something works.
Candidates will be assessed on their ability to present a solution to a problem, present and justify an opinion, to compare and contrast evidence, to evaluate and challenge ideas, evidence or an argument.
GENERAL TRAINING WRITING
Candidates are assessed on their ability to engage in personal correspondence in order to elicit and provide general factual information to express needs, wants, likes and dislikes; express opinions – views and complaints etc.
Will be assessed the ability to provide general factual information; outline a problem and present solution; justify an opinion; evaluate and challenge ideas, evidence or an argument.