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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IELTS Writing task 1: Maps Lesson

Writing about Maps.

Maps sometimes show up in IELTS academic writing task 1. There are different types of maps and the most common is the past and present (this task below) or sometimes both maps may be in the past, there are also maps which show proposals for the future such as a redevelopment scheme.

You will need to use specific vocabulary in this task, the grammar needed in this task below would be the past tense (was /were) , the present perfect passive to describe change, and prepositions. You also have to use specific language that shows location and change.

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Academic writing: Softening language and hedging

IELTS writing focusUsing hedging and softening language

A good skill to learn in academic writing is to soften your language or use what is often called ‘hedging’. This is useful in Discussion essays when you write about others opinions. It is also useful to soften your language so that you don’t generalise too much, it shows that you have a wide range of vocabulary.

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