General Training Writing Task 2

In Task 2, you are required to write an essay of about 250 words on a given topic which you must complete in about 40 minutes. The question is taken from Cambridge English IELTS 10 by Vanessa Jakeman and Clare McDowell.

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Writing a Formal Letter in General Training

Here is a prompt for writing a formal letter taken from Cambridge IELTS Book 8.

Do not forget to make a mind map to all the bullet points given, when all your ideas gathered, craft your letter.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

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Writing Task 2 General Training

In Task 2, you are required to write an essay of about 250 words on a given topic which you must complete in about 40 minutes. The question is taken from Cambridge English IELTS Book 8.

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  • First, break the question into small segments. For example:
  • Why it is better to educate boys and girls in separate schools? What do you think?
  • What do you think about co-education?
  • write conclusion
  • make a mind map
  • explain your points accordingly.

Academic WRITING Task 2

In Task 2, you are required to write an essay of about 250 words on a given topic which you must complete in about 40 minutes. The question is taken from Collins English for Exams; Writing for IELTS by Anneli Williams.

You should spend about 40 minutes in this task.

Write about the following topic.

There is a good deal of evidence that increasing car use is contributing to global warming and having other undesirable effects on people’s health and well being.

What can be done to discourage people from using their cars?

Give reasons to your answers and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Write at least 250 words.

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  • First, break the question into small segments. For example:
  • How does the increasing car use is contributing to global warming? What do you think?
  • What are the undesirable effects on people’s health and well being. How? What do you think? What are those effects might be?
  • How do you discourage people from using their cars?
  • write conclusion
  • make a mind map
  • explain your points accordingly.

WRITING TASK 2 in General Training Module

In Task 2, you are required to write an essay of about 250 words on a given topic which you must complete in about 40 minutes. The question is taken from Cambridge English IELTS 10 by Vanessa Jakeman and Clare McDowell.

WRITING TASK 2

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about this topic:

People should work a fixed number of hours per week, and employers should not ask anybody to work more than this.

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Write at least 250 words.

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  • First, break the question into small segments. For example:

Why people should work a fixed number of hours per week? What do you think?

Why employers should not ask anybody to work more than this? What do you think?

using quantifiers in ACADEMIC WRITING

Today we are doing some exercises and learn how can we use quantifiers while explaining graphs in IELTS academic writing task 1.

In Part 1 of the IELTS writing test you may have to describe amounts. You’ll need to be careful using quantifiers words like ‘much’, ‘many’, ‘some’ etc.
In the exercise below you need to put the words and expressions into the correct group.

In this next exercise, the table below show how men and women spend their time each day and you need to complete the description by choosing the best word or phrase for each gap.

Source: http://www.britishcouncil.org/

WRITING task 1 general training

This is general training module writing task 1. The question is taken from Cambridge English IELTS 10 by Vanessa Jakeman and Clare McDowell. This is a formal letter writing task.

Do not forget to make a mind map to all the bullet points given, when all your ideas gathered, craft your letter.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
People in your area are having problems with their internet connection.
Write a letter to the company which provides the connection. In your letter

• describe the problem
• explain how they are affecting people
• lay what the company should do to help

You do not need to write any addresses
Begin your letter like this
Dear Sir or Madam,

Write at least 150 words.

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understanding tables & expressing numbers in ACADEMIC

Understanding tables and ways of expressing numbers in academic module writing is somehow a difficult task for students. Here are some activities which help you to understand the tables followed by ways of expressing numbers.

As you already know that the first part is an information transfer task. This means you need to take information from a table, chart or diagram and present it in the form of a short written description.

The second part is a discursive composition. For this task you are given a statement or an opinion about something and you must present your view.

The whole test takes an hour, but you will need more time for Task 2 than Task 1 because you
have to write more words and it is worth more points. The test is organised like this:

words    suggested time

Task 1: Information Transfer        150       20 minutes

Task 2: Discursive Composition    250       40 minutes

First solve this Activity 1 > The IELTS writing test types of writing > 5 minutes

Below is a list of the types of writing you have to do in the IELTS test. Sort the list into writing for Task 1 and writing for Task 2.

compare and contrast points of view
describe an object or system
evaluate and challenge ideas or an argument
explain how something works
justify an opinion
organise, present and compare data
describe the stages of a process
present a solution to a problem
present evidence to support an opinion

Task 1: Information Transfer         Task 2: Discursive Composition

Have you done this?

Okay.

Now come to these two activities; first is about understanding tables and the other tells you the ways of expressing numbers while explaining these tables.

Understanding Tables

Ways of expressing numbers

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IELTS writing answer sheet (front)

IELTS writing answer sheet (back)

Source: http://www.britishcouncil.org/