Line Graph Lesson: Energy Consumption by Fuel Source

Writing about a line graph with a future prediction.

Here is a line graph from the Cambridge IELTS 9 book about US energy consumption by fuel type. As you can see, there is a date range from the past with predictions for the future. Always take around 2 minutes to analyse the task before writing anything. Give yourself 4 minutes in total to plan out what you will write.

Note that this graph is courtesy of the Cambridge IELTS 9 practice book. Only use authentic Cambridge IELTS material when practicing. You can get these books online such as Amazon.com. You can also download free practice tests from ielts.org or the British Council website.

 

IELTS graph model answer
Source: Cambridge IELTS 9

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IELTS Writing task 1: Line graph with a future trend

IELTS graph future trendsIELTS graphs with future trends.

Updated: Dec 29th 2021

Sometimes in IELTS academic writing task 1, you may be presented with a graph showing a future prediction.

In this case, you need to use the future tense with some specific academic phrases. Let’s have a look at the grammar needed in case you get one of these in the exam. Note that the data in this task is dynamic, which means it changes over time.

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IELTS Pie Chart lesson and model answer.

IELTS Pie Charts, Writing task 1.

In this lesson, we will look at.

1. The structure for IELTS Writing task 1

2. Paraphrasing the Introduction

3. Writing an overview

4. Body Paragraphs

5. Example Pie Chart and Model answer.

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IELTS bar graph lesson and model answer

bar graphs IELTSIELTS writing task 1 bar graph.

Updated: Jan 7th 2022

The key thing to remember about line graphs and bar charts is that you must write about the key features and general trends over a period of time (if it is dynamic data) Some tasks are static where you would not use the language of trends though so spend a minute analysing the task and take two or three minutes to plan the task. Do not go directly into writing without a plan.

It is not necessary to go into too much detail but at the same time, you must cover every part of the task. In this lesson we will look at:

1. The structure needed for IELTS writing task 1.

2. Paraphrasing the introduction.

3. Writing an overview

4. Writing body paragraphs.

5. Example task and model answer.

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