Writing

Here is guidance about writing module.

General Writing

Paper format:

There are two Writing tasks and BOTH must be completed.

Timing:

60 minutes

No. of questions:

2

Task types:
In Task 1, test takers are asked to respond to a situation, for example, by writing a letter requesting information or explaining a situation.

They need to write 150 words in about 20 minutes. In Task 2, they respond to a point of view or argument or problem. They need to write 250 words in about 40 minutes.

Answering: Answers must be given on the answer sheet and must be written in full. Notes or bullet points are not acceptable as answers. Test takers may write on the question paper but this cannot be taken from the examination room and will not be seen by the examiner.

Academic writing

Paper format:

There are two Writing tasks and BOTH must be completed.

Timing:

60 minutes

No. of questions:

2

Task types:

In Task 1, test takers are asked to describe some visual information (graph/table/chart/diagram) in their own words. They need to write 150 words in about 20 minutes. In Task 2, they respond to a point of view or argument or problem. They need to write 250 words in about 40 minutes.

Answering: Answers must be given on the answer sheet and must be written in full. Notes or bullet points are not acceptable as answers. Test takers may write on the question paper but this cannot be taken from the examination room and will not be seen by the examiner.