- IELTS recommend you spend no more than 20 mins on writing task 1. However, the time is yours to manage as you wish.
- You should write over 150 words.
- IELTS writing task 1 is worth only about 33% of your total writing marks.
You will be marked on:
- Task Achievement (25%)
- Coherence & Cohesion (25%)
- Vocabulary (25%)
- Grammar (25%)
Writing Task 1
Useful IELTS writing task 1 tips, answers, lessons & videos for successfully achieving a high score. This page contains all the information and helps you need to do well. Learn about the IELTS marking criteria, paragraphing, vocabulary and much more. This page has tips for Academic writing task 1 and GT writing task 1 (see bottom of page).