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
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
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.
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
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
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.