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The General Training Writing test is made up of two tasks, Writing Task 1 and Writing Task 2. The topics in each task are of general interest.

In Writing Task 1, you will be given a situation where you will need to write a letter to request information or explain the situation. You might, for example, be asked to write a letter to suggest how to improve facilities at a library. Examiners will look at your ability to provide general and factual information in relation to the task, express needs, wants, likes and dislikes, as well as opinions, views and complaints. Your letter should be written in a style that matches the situation presented.

Writing Task 2 is a little different. Here, you will be asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem. For example, you might be asked to write an essay on whether you agree or disagree that serial dramas on TV play an important role in our society. You will be assessed on whether you can provide general factual information, outline a problem, present a solution, justify an opinion or evaluate and challenge ideas, evidence or an argument.

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¿En qué orden completaré el examen IELTS?

Para el examen IELTS en computadora, realizará la mayoría de las partes el mismo día en el orden siguiente: comprensión auditiva, lectura y escritura; tomará la parte de producción oral antes o después de esta sesión del examen.

Para el examen IELTS en papel, el orden será el siguiente: escritura, lectura y compresión auditiva. Según el centro examinador, el examen de producción oral puede realizarse el mismo día o hasta siete días antes o después de la fecha del examen.

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