Cambridge IELTS

IELTS Academic Writing - Example Test One

Writing Task One

You should spend about twenty minutes on this task.

The chart below shows the average delay in flight departures (in minutes) at different airports in the USA for five different time periods.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Write at least 150 words.

airport delays

Writing Task Two

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic:

In many countries, there is a push to get as many young people going to university as possible.

To what extent do you think this effort is a worthwhile one? Do you think some people can benefit from not going to university?

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

Write at least 250 words.

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