The study reported here investigated the authenticity of the Task 2 component on the IELTS Writing test (academic module). Specifically, the study's aim was to find out the extent to which the component of the test corresponds to the writing requirements of university study. This was researched in two ways: through a survey of writing tasks set in the two domains, and through interviews with academic staff.
IELTS Research Reports,
Vol. 2, report no. 4, pp. 74-116