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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 - Pie ChartsExample Academic IELTS Writing Task 1 - Pie Charts

 

 The pie charts below show the favourite fruit and vegetable by percentage of various members of a village.


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

IELTS Academic Task 1

IELTS Academic Task 1

Synonyms:

 

The pie charts below show the favourite fruit and vegetable by percentage of various members of a village.

 

1. pie charts = data

2. below = beneath

3. show = illustrate

4. favourite = preferred

4. fruit = fruits

5. vegetable = vegetables

6. percentage = percent

7. various = different

8. members = individuals

9. village = small population area

10. potato (chart) = spud


aRegarding the data provided beneath, we can see statistics relating to individuals' preferences regarding two categories of food. bInitially, in the first set of results, we can note information relating to preferences regarding fruits and for the secondary set of date, we are given data relating to the first choice for vegetables.

cFocussing in more detail on the salient statistics featured, we can note that for "Other" from the first set of results, this was at 55%, and moreover bananas were 20%, whilst the other two were at lesser amounts. dFurthermore, for vegetables, we can discern that spuds were at 40% and "Other" 35%, with carrots and lettuces being less.

eSumming up, we can perceive that for the first set of data, there was a lot of uncertainty with bananas being only marginally ahead.. fAdditionally, for the second set of data, spuds were clearly the most favourite, of those listed, with carrots and lettuces lagging far behind.