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IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 Strategy

 

***IELTS SAY DO NOT USE A TEMPLATE - THERFORE, DO NOT COPY DIRECTLY IN YOUR EXAM - TRY TO CHANGE THE STRUCTURE/VOCABULARY  AS IS PRACTICAL AND "MAKE IT YOUR OWN"*** 

 

How I structure IELTS Academic task 1 writing assignments:

 

1. Spend a few minutes making synonyms for all the key essay question vocabulary.

 

2. Use 3 paragraphs.

 

3. Make each paragraph approximately 50-60 words = about 2-3 sentences each paragraph. 

 

4. 1st paragraph =

a. Introduction sentence 1 - do not write any statistics or analysis at this stage - only giving a general overview -  just only what type of topic this is about etc.

b. Introduction sentence 2 - give more of an overview using a linking word: "Secifically" / "Moreover" etc. - again do not use any statistics or analysis.

    2nd paragraph =

c. Data sentence 1 and give about 3-4 statistics (3-4 features for a map etc.) - for all statistics, try to use advanced extra words, such as "Initially was 45%, subsequently 33% and finally 26%." rather than "The results were 45%, 33% and 26%.".

d. Data sentence 2 and give about 3-4 more statistics using complex vocabulary (3-4 features for a map etc.).

    3rd paragraph = 

e. Analysis sentence 1, giving an overview of the data with complex vocabulary, such as "incline" etc..

f. Analysis sentence 2, giving further data, with the phrase "In addition".

 

5. Some/all key words for any task strucxture are highlighted.

 

6. Check again.

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How I Write An IELTS Task 1 Academic Task

 

***IELTS SAY DO NOT USE A TEMPLATE - THEREFORE, DO NOT COPY DIRECTLY IN YOUR EXAM - TRY TO CHANGE THE STRUCTURE / VOCABULARY  AS IS PRACTICAL AND "MAKE IT YOUR OWN"***

 

Synonyms1

Spend a few minutes making synonmys for all the key essay question vocabulary.

Paragraphing2

Use 3 paragraphs and make each paragraph about 2-3 sentences.

Complexity3

Make the first word of each sectence complex and the first word of the task as high-level as possible.

1st paragraph =4

a. Introduction sentence 1 - do not write any statistics or analysis at this stage - only giving a general overview -  just only what type of topic this is about etc.

b. Introduction sentence 2 - give more of an overview using a linking word: "Specifically" / "Moreover" etc. - again do not use any statistics or analysis.

2nd paragraph =5

c. Data sentence 1 and give about 3-4 statistics (3-4 features for a map etc.) - for all statistics, try to use advanced extra words, such as "Initially was 45%, subsequently 33% and finally 26%." rather than "The results were 45%, 33% and 26%.".

d. Data sentence 2 and give about 3-4 more statistics using complex vocabulary (3-4 features for a map etc.).

3rd paragraph = 6

e. Analysis sentence 1, giving an overview of the data with complex vocabulary, such as "incline" etc..

f. Analysis sentence 2, giving further data, with a linking word like "additionally".

Guide8

Key words for each/most essays are highlighted.

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Example Academic IELTS Writing Task 1 - Bar ChartExample Academic IELTS Writing Task 1 - Bar Chart

 

 The graph below shows the purchasing of petrol by people from the United States and United Kingdon according to their salaries.


Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

 

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 - 1.

 

Synonyms:

 

The graph below shows the purchasing of petrol by people from the United States and United Kingdon according to their salaries.

 

1. graph = data

2. below = beneath

3. shows = illustrates

4. purchasing = buying

5. petrol = gasoline

6. people = individuals

7. United States = US

8. United Kingdom = UK

9. according = in relation to

10. salaries = remuneration

11. low = lowest

12. medium = middle

13. high = highest


aRegarding the data provided beneath, we can see statistics relating to individuals in the US and UK regarding their purchase of gasoline. bSpecifically, on the x-axis we can see data separated according to four different weeks, whilst on the y-axis, each amount is given in dollars and there is also a colour-coded legend denoting each type of remuneration.

cFocussing in more detail on the salient statistics featured, we can note that for those least well-off citizens, for their first week it was just above $20, moreover the second week about 26%, in addition the third week a striking $90 and lastly the fourth week similar to the first. dFurthermore, for the highest rate, the respective results were initially about 45%, subsequently slightly higher, later about 44% and finally about 42%.

eSumming up, we can perceive that as expected might be the case, those with less income spent not so much on gasoline generally, however the third week was an exception. fAdditionally, we can note that as was likely, the highest earners generally paid the most, whilst the middle earners were in the center.

Example Academic IELTS Writing Task 1 - Bar ChartExample Academic IELTS Writing Task 1 - Bar Chart

 

 The graph below shows the purchasing of petrol by people from the United States and United Kingdon according to their salaries.


Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

 

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 - 1.

 

Synonyms:

 

The graph below shows the purchasing of petrol by people from the United States and United Kingdon according to their salaries.

 

1. graph = data

2. below = beneath

3. shows = illustrates

4. purchasing = buying

5. petrol = gasoline

6. people = individuals

7. United States = US

8. United Kingdom = UK

9. according = in relation to

10. salaries = remuneration

11. low = lowest

12. medium = middle

13. high = highest


aRegarding the data provided beneath, we can see statistics relating to individuals in the US and UK regarding their purchase of gasoline. bSpecifically, on the x-axis we can see data separated according to four different weeks, whilst on the y-axis, each amount is given in dollars and there is also a colour-coded legend denoting each type of remuneration.

cFocussing in more detail on the salient statistics featured, we can note that for those least well-off citizens, for their first week it was just above $20, moreover the second week about $26, in addition the third week a striking $90 and lastly the fourth week similar to the first. dFurthermore, for the highest rate, the respective results were initially about $45, subsequently slightly higher, later about $44 and finally about $42.

eSumming up, we can perceive that as expected might be the case, those with less income spent not so much on gasoline generally, however the third week was an exception. fAdditionally, we can note that as was likely, the highest earners generally paid the most, whilst the middle earners were in the center.