IELTS Practice Test #1 – Academic Writing (Part 2)×1024.pngYou should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Write about the following topic:

The responsibility of bringing up children should be shared equally between mother and father.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
Write at least 250 words.


IELTS Practice Test #1 – Academic Writing (Part 1)

The table below shows CO2 emissions for different forms of transport in the European Union. The Pie Chart shows the percentage of European Union funds being spent on different forms of transport.

Write a report of at least 150 words for a university lecturer describing the information shown below.

co2 emissions
CO2 emissions per passenger kilometre

eu funds for transport
EU Funds for transport 2007-2013


IELTS Academic Writing Task 2 involves composing a formal five-paragraph essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem. You should dedicate 40 of the total 60 minutes to this task (Task 1 requires 20 of the allocated 60 minutes to complete).

For example, you may have to consider an opinion or weigh the pros and cons of an argument before presenting your own view on the matter. You may also have to discuss various aspects of a problem and then outline your ideas for solving it.

  • This task is 33% of the Writing Exam score.
  • This task is half the length of Part 2
  • You need to plan your response well and express your ideas coherently.