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

A floor plan in IELTS writing academic task 1.

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 Lesson with Model Answer

UK Telephone calls bar chart with model answer and analysis.

Bar charts are quite common in IELTS 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 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: 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: 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 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, 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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