IELTS writing task 1: Paraphrasing statistics

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

Updated: April 2024

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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Writing task 1: Lesson and model answer for a floor plan

How to write about a floor plan in IELTS academic writing task 1.

Updated: January 2024

Here is an interesting IELTS academic task 1 question below. Be prepared as something similar could appear in writing task 1 academic. It’s not a map or a process diagram, it’s a floor plan. You will also notice it has two time periods. The present and plans for the future.

It is essential to analyse the task and its main features and then plan your writing before starting your report. Total planning for task 1 should be around 4 minutes. Remember that you need to paraphrase the introduction and give an overview of the key features for a good band score.

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IELTS bar chart with model nswer

UK telephone calls bar chart with model answer and analysis.

Updated: October 2023

Bar charts are quite common in IELTS academic writing task 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, I will look at a dynamic chart that shows changes over time. This bar chart is from the Cambridge IELTS 9 practice book (use only official IELTS material when practicing). I have given my model answer followed by an analysis.

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IELTS Writing Task 1: Pie Charts with a Table

Pie Charts with a table Lesson: Model answer with an exercise.

In this lesson, we are going to look at pie charts again, this time with a small table including a model answer. You can see the last lesson about pie charts here.

The structure always remains the same with writing task 1 which is an introduction, overview and 2 body paragraphs grouping the data.

No conclusion is needed and no opinions are given. Note that this is dynamic data because it is dealing with two time periods, before and after.

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IELTS Writing task 1 academic: Maps Lesson

Writing about maps in IELTS

Updated: Feb 2023

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 and the grammar needed 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.

ielts writing task 1 maps

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IELTS pie chart lesson and model answer.

IELTS pie charts in writing task 1.

Updated: April 2024

With IELTS pie charts you have to compare and contrast the information and pick out the key features of the graph or chart and write about those. Here is a detailed lesson about how to approach this kind of task. Take a look at an example task and the model answer.

Static data and dynamic data.

Static data means that the chart shows one period of time. Dynamic data shows two or more periods. It also shows how trends change over a period of time.

Different language will be used for static charts and dynamic charts. Always make sure that you first analyse the chart or graph to see if it is one time period, or if the data is changing over time. If you use trend language for a static chart you will lose marks for grammar.

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