Here are over 40 Writing Task samples for both the academic and general version of the IELTS test. Topics have been chosen with care to give to an idea of the most commonly covered IELTS topics
One reason why looking at writing samples is important is that they will give an idea of how to present ideas, what to do and more importantly, what not to do. Here are some of the most commonly covered areas in IELTS and responses that have or that might easily qualify for a 9. Some tasks even come with trainer comments giving reasons behind a 9 band.
Today, many families find it necessary for both parents to go out to work. While some say the children in these families benefit from the additional income, others feel they lack support because of their parents' absence. What do you think?
This is a question where two points of view are presented. Click on the question above to see a 9 band response.
This is a question about ageing. It is one of the most challenging topics in IELTS. You can use variations of the ideas presented here for many related tasks.
This is a classic agree or disagree question. In this response, the introduction is of special interest. See how well the writer presents the introduction without giving an opinion
Some people think that having a set retirement age (e.g. 65 years) for everybody, regardless of occupation is unfair. They believe that certain workers deserve to retire and receive a pension at an earlier age.
This is a question type with two questions. One is whether you agree or disagree and another one is contextual. See how to handle such questions and still get an awesome score!
Straightforward, classic IELTS Writing Task 2 where you have to agree or disagree or do both or do neither. There are some insightful trainer comments for this one.
This response will give you an idea of what it means to have good Lexical Resource. It is not about big words, it is about using words well, and using phrases and language flexibly and fluently.
Once again, here is a chance to appreciate the use of good vocabulary.