The international English language testing system (IELTS) is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test for higher education and global migration.
The Academic Module consists of 3 parts:
- Academic Reading: 3 different texts (40 questions) – 1 hour;
- Academic Writing: 2 separate writing tasks – 1 hour;
- Listening: 4 separate sections (40 questions) – 30 minutes + 10 minutes to transfer your answers;
- Speaking: 3 parts – 11-14 minutes.
ACADEMIC IELTS – WRITING TASK 1
You should spend about 20 minutes on task 1, writing at least 150 words. Writing task 2 is longer and more demanding. This is why you should spend about 40 minutes on task 2, which is worth twice as much as task 1. You are required to write a discursive essay of at least 250 words.
In task 1, you are required to describe and summarise visual information. The information may be presented in:
You will be assessed on the following criteria:
- Task achievement;
- Coherence and cohesion;
- Lexical resource;
- Grammatical range and accuracy.
More example sentences from the web:
- President Obama is hoping to kill two birds with one stone by using green energy to create jobs and cut pollution.
- Getting rid of the bugs, you can do two – kill two birds with one stone. You’ve got a lantern and some bug zappers.
- I knew I needed to visit him, and figured I could kill two birds with one stone since I received the notice for the reunion around the same time.
Example sentences from the web:
- There may be several reasons that account for this discrepancy between the students’ and the teachers’ opinions. (Source)
- We were also able to account for different assumptions about the combined effects of influenza illness and vaccination in modelling the joint risk of GBS if influenza illness were to occur in persons who had been vaccinated. (Source)
- School personnel may be unaware of the potential barriers created for parents when written communication methods do not account for parent needs and literacy levels. (Source)
- A group of school children from Lancashire, who had been on a school trip to the area, have all been accounted for and are all safe and well, according to staff. (Source)
- Once all known victims have been accounted for, it is time again to change the pace of the operation, shifting back to a more cautious, controlled attitude. (Source)