A best IELTS sample General Writing essay question.

depositphotos_7932028-Quill-pen-and-ink-well-with-paper-scrollWRITING TASK 2

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Write about the following topic:

Some people are interested in national news, while others think international news is more important.  Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge and/or experience.

Write at least 250 words.

11 thoughts on “A best IELTS sample General Writing essay question.

  1. There’s no penalty for writing more than 250 words but I think the ideal is between 250 and 300 words. Why write significantly more than you have to?!

  2. Dear Alanna,
    Thank you verymuch for sharing such a link.Is that possible to write an answer to this TASK and could you please put a score?If that is possible then in wich address I should send this ?My test date is on 11 th of October.

  3. Hi Geena,

    I can be contacted directly via the contact page. Unfortunately, I don’t think I’ll be able to help you before your test as I’m currently on maternity leave.

    I wish you all the best in your IELTS test.

    Kind Regards,

  4. Hi Alanna,
    I am now in austrlia ,particular in Perth .
    I have studied English 2002 in Suadi Arabia.
    Now, I want to get MA on linguistic of English.
    Is it something good.

  5. Hi,

    I am Tashi from India and I will be writing my IELTS (first attempt) in November. I will be writing the general training module. My english is fine but to start with I tried some of the reading tests available online. I faced a challenge with the headings macthing part.

    I need to score a band 8 to make enough points for my visa.

    Could you please guide ?

    Also, is there a way I can write passage and letter and get it evaluated on this website ??


  6. hi

    I am pooja from India and I will be writing my IELTS.I have no iedas proper so plz suggest.
    I need to score a band 7.5 to make enough points for my visa.

  7. Hi Alanna
    I have got 5.5 in ielts exam and I want to improve it into 7 band
    is it impossible to improve it in short time because my next exam chance in 27th April 2013 because most people say that increasing ielts half scores may take long time from 3 to 6 months

  8. You should think about joining the online course. Just click on the links and follow the prompts.

    Kind Regards,

  9. Hello,

    I want to be participate on online examination of ielts in your site like reading writing speaking listing tests , how is it possible ?

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