IELTS Writing Task 1: Paraphrasing Statistics

ielts writing task 1 statisticsParaphrasing percentages and statistics in IELTS academic writing task 1.

One thing that can be challenging in IELTS writing task 1 academic is how to report on all the data in a chart or graph. Something that can help your vocabulary band score is using specific language such as the language of approximation, proportion and fractions to paraphrase percentages.

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Line Graph Model Answer: Energy Consumption by Fuel Source

IELTS academic writing task 1, model answer for a line graph.

Here is a line graph from the Cambridge IELTS 9 book about US energy consumption by fuel type. As you can see from this 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.

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.

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Writing Task 1: How to use ‘number, total, amount, figure, period’

Useful IELTS academic writing task 1 vocabulary.

To get a good score in IELTS writing task 1 academic, you need to have a good range of grammar and vocabulary. In this lesson we will look at 5 words that can be used in various ways. Those words are : Number, Total, Amount, Period and Figure. Try the exercises at the end of the lesson to test your knowledge then click the green buttons to see the answers. The key to learning is to practice, so think about how you can apply these words to your academic task 1 reports, especially for graphs and trends.

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IELTS Academic Writing Task 1: Process Diagram

Model answer for an IELTS Process Diagram.

In the last lesson about process diagrams, I looked at the grammar and vocabulary needed to write about them. Click here to see the grammar needed.  This type of task sometimes appears in IELTS academic writing task 1, so I advise practicing this kind of task as it could appear in the exam.

Overall, the passive voice grammar is used when describing a process, you will also need sequencers to show a step by step process. The structure needed is: an introduction, an overview and 2 body paragraphs. Word count is 150 words minimum, aim for around 170 to 180 words.

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Bar Chart Lesson, analysis and model answer

How to write about a Bar Chart in IELTS, model answer and analysis

These are quite common in the academic writing part 1, so you need to be prepared in case you get one in your test. There are some things to be aware of, such as the correct structure to use, paraphrasing the introduction, a clear overview and reporting on the data accurately.

In this lesson we will look at a dynamic chart which shows changes over time. This bar chart is taken from the Cambridge IELTS 9 practice book (use only official IELTS material when practicing), I have given my own model answer followed by an analysis.

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IELTS Writing task 1: Line graph and model answer

Academic Writing task 1 : Lesson on a Line Graph.

Line graphs are very common in IELTS academic task 1 writing. In this lesson we will look at a Model Answer and an analysis.

This line graph comes form Cambridge IELTS 11 academic…you can find this book on Amazon. Use only official IELTS material when doing practice tests, there is a lot of fake IELTS material out there on the web.

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IELTS Writing Task 1 : Table Lesson

How to write about a Table in academic writing task 1

Tables sometimes show up in academic task 1 writing, so you need to be prepared just in case you get one. You will need to use the language of comparisons in this case. The most important point to remember with academic task 1 writing is that you have to be selective, especially if there is a lot of data in the chart, graph or table. This means that you do not write about every piece of data. Grouping the data is another key skill that is needed here.

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