IELTS General Training Test Writing

Task 1 from the Writing Module of the General Training Test is different from that of the Academic Test.

Task 1 of the General Training Test requires a letter to be written. The letter must be no fewer than 150 words in length. 20 minutes is the recommended amount of time to be spent on this task. The essay should consist of minimum three, maximum four paragraphs.

Task 2 of the General Training Test and Academic Test are the same. The essay must be a minimum of 250 words. It is recommended that approximately 40 minutes be spent writing the essay. The minimum number of paragraphs should ideally be four, maximum five.