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  1. Daniel Timmler 6 years ago

    Hello Atul,

    I was wondering in the first video they talk about a “model” of a Writing Task 1, but the quantitiy of words is really high. The example is very helpful, but I just want to know if more than 250 words in the Task 1 would be ok ??
    Perhaps it would be a good idea to point out that this is a perfect example, but it is defintely to long.

    Hope my comments are ok and thanks for your response.

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      IELTS Online Practice 6 years ago


      You are absolutely correct.
      Although there is no upper limit for number of words, it is best to write between 150 – 180 words for Task 1, and between 250-280 words for task 2.

      A good rule of thumb is that you should be able to write task 1 in 15 minutes and task 2 in 35 minutes so that you have enough time to check your work and fix any silly mistakes.

      Hope this helps.


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