Candidate Name ______________________________________________ Candidate Number
INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTING SYSTEM
General Training Writing
PRACTICE TEST 1 hour
Time 1 hour
INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES
Do not open this question paper until you are told to do so.
Write your name and candidate number in the spaces at the top of this page.
Read the instructions for each task carefully.
Answer both of the tasks.
Write at least 150 words for Task 1.
Write at least 250 words for Task 2.
Write your answers in the answer booklet.
Write clearly in pen or pencil. You may make alterations, but make sure your work is
easy to read.
At the end of the test, hand in both this question paper and your answer booklet.
INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES
There are two tasks on this question paper.
Task 2 contributes twice as much as Task 1 to the Writing score.
WRITING TASK 1
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
A friend has agreed to look after your house and pet while you are on holiday.
Write a letter to your friend. In your letter
• give contact details for when you are away
• give instructions about how to care for your pet
• describe other household duties
Write at least 150 words.
You do NOT need to write any addresses.
Begin your letter as follows:
WRITING TASK 2
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Write about the following topic:
Some people believe that teaching children at home is best for a child’s
development while others think that it is important for children to go to school.
Discuss the advantages of both methods and give your own opinion.
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own
knowledge or experience.
Write at least 250 words.