IELTS task 1

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Model pie chart answer

8 different ways to make comparisons: perhaps the most important language in task 1 is the language of compare and contrast. Here are 8 different ways to do it.

Dealing with numbers: knowing how to describe numbers is vital in task 1. This lesson has 3 exercises and lists of useful words and phrases to help you describe numbers more accurately

IELTS task 1 – Line graphs

Advice on how to write an IELTS task 1 report from a graph

Basic vocabulary to describe line graphs in task 1 : some basic variations with tips on how to avoid some common mistakes

More advanced vocabulary to describe charts and graphs: a list of words and phrases to boost your band score

IELTS writing – graphs – recommended website - a link to an excellent interactive site to practise tend language for graphs

IELTS task 1 – Bar charts

Advice on how to write an IELTS task 1 report from a bar chart

Identifying patterns in bar charts - a sample report with advice on how to read bar charts and to help you organise your answer

IELTS writing – task 1 – some tips on selecting main details in bar charts – a video tutorial with an exercise on how to select the main details in bar charts

Exercise on selecting the correct details in a bar chart: a sample bar chart with a quiz and number of exercises to help you select the correct details to improve your task response band score

IELTS writing – a bar chart – how to organise your answer: an example of how use paragraphs when describing a bar chart

IELTS writing – bar charts – an interactive lesson – a lesson on how to approach a bar chart with a quiz

IELTS task 1 – Pie charts

Advice on how to write an academic task 1 report from a pie chart

IELTS writing – task 1 – pie charts – a video tutorial on how to select the correct detail from a pie chart

IELTS writing – task 1 – pie charts (2) – how to use the language of percentages to describe pie charts with 2 exercises.

A pie chart step-by-step: two model pie chart answers with extensive vocabulary help and a suggested approach to write your answer

Tables

Advice on how to write an academic task 1 report from a table

IELTS writing – task 1 – tables – how to find the right information on tables: tutorial with exercise

Comparisons in tables – how to make comparisons and vary your language  in task 1 tables with a quick quiz

Process diagrams

An introduction to process diagrams: The basics on how to deal with process diagrams with a helpful list of grammar and vocabulary to download.

Describing a natural cycle: the process cycle: a sample task with advice on how to read the process diagram when it shows a natural cycle and on how to make your description coherent.

Practice materials

IELTS writing – academic task 1 – a daily exercise – a link to the Daily Chart from the Economist to practise the langauge of charts and graphs

Sample Reports

The Olympics medal table – a sample report with a lesson illustrating a step-by-step approach for analysing tables

Two pie charts and a line graph – a sample report summarising data about farming in the UK

General skills

Some more advanced comparison language to describe charts and graphs: how to qualify your comparisons by using sords such as considerable

Using tenses to describe charts and graphs – an introductory lesson on which tenses to use to describe charts and graphs

IELTS writing – academic task 1 – thinking about charts and graphs – a brief video introduction to the different types of task in IELTS task 1 – looking at the type of language needed

IELTS writing – academic task 1 – describing numbers –  a tutorial on how to describe numbers for academic task 1

IELTS writing – academic task 1 – conclusions – how to write a conclusion for IELTS task 1.