IELTS Word Counter

If you need to count the number of words in an IELTS Writing Task 1, IELTS Writing Task 2, Recommendation Letter, or Letter of Motivation, you can do it here (To avoid passing any words limits). The IELTS Words Counter will operate for you and match your requirements.

In the text section, you can type your characters and words. The counter will indicate the number of characters, words, sentences, and paragraphs in your work in real time. Character Counter is compatible with a wide range of devices, including PCs, Macs, tablets, and smartphones.

IELTS Word Counter


How words are counted in IELTS?

  1. Numbers, dates and time are counted as words in writing. For example 30,000 = one word / 55 = one word / 9.30am = one word / 12.06.2016 = one word. In listening, 30,000 is counted as one number and 9.30AM is also counted as one number.
  2. Dates written as both words and numbers are counted in this way: 12th July = one number and one word.
  3. Symbols with numbers are not counted. For example, 55% = one number (the symbol “%” is not counted as a word). However, if you write “55 percent” it is counted as one word and one number.
  4. Small words such as “a” or “an” are counted as one word. All prepositions, such as “in” or “at” are also counted. All words are counted.
  5. Hyphenated words like “up-to-date” are counted as one word.
  6. Compound nouns which are written as one word are also counted as one word. For example, blackboard = one word.
  7. Compound nouns which are written as two separate words, are counted as two words. For example, university bookshop = two words.
  8. All words are counted, including words in brackets. For example in IELTS writing, “The majority of energy was generated by electricity (55%).”. This sentence is counted as 9 words. The number in brackets is counted.