IELTS Task 1 Writing (Academic)

Task 1 writing in the IELTS exam causes many problems to people who are not aware about the special requirements of this task. Unfortunately, it is not obvious what the task requires and most native English speakers would not complete the task correctly without getting advice about what they are expected to do.

Apart from this, the task is otherwise not really harder than writing an essay and this is the section we we will cover all the different types of question you could face in this part of the Writing Sub-Test and provide you with strategies for how to approach each type.

In Task 1 candidates are asked to describe some visual information (graph/table/chart/diagram), and to present the description in their own words. They need to write 150 words in about 20 minutes.

Answers must be given on the answer sheet and must be written in full. Notes or bullet points in whole or in part are not acceptable as answers. Candidates may write on the question paper but this cannot be taken from the examination room and will not be seen by the examiner.

We will show the detailed structure of each type of question and we will examine the solutions to many examples so you have a clear idea about how to approach these questions.

We will also look at key vocabulary that will help you talk accurately about the tasks and therefore help improve your performance on the vocabulary assessment criteria.

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