IELTS academic writing task 1: Lesson for a floor plan

Writing about a diagram / floor plan in IELTS.

Here is an interesting 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 it’s main features and then plan your writing before starting your report. Total planning for task 1 should be around 4 or 5 minutes. Remember that you need to paraphrase the introduction and give an overview.

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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: 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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IELTS Writing task 1: Line graph with a future trend

IELTS graph future trendsWriting about graphs with future trends.

Something that occasionally comes up in IELTS academic Writing task 1 are graphs with predictions and future trends. In this case you need to use the future tense with some specific academic phrases for graphs with a future trend. Lets have a look at the grammar needed for this kind of graph here. Note that the data in this task is dynamic, that means it changes over time.

Static and Dynamic graphs

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

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IELTS Pie Chart lesson and model answer.

Lesson on an IELTS Pie Chart, 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 Writing Task 1: The process of making milk and cheese

Writing task 1 academic process diagram.

Describing a process needs specific grammar, such as the passive and sequencers for showing how something is made or processed. Below is a diagram showing how milk, cheese and butter are made for commercial sale.

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IELTS Bar Graph lesson and Model answer

Lesson on an IELTS Bar Graph, Writing Task 1.

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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IELTS Writing Task 1: Grammar for describing trends

Vocabulary and grammar for line graphs and describing trends.

Writing task 1 asks you to write a report about a bar chart, a line graph, a pie chart or a process diagram. In this case we are going to look at describing a line graph in IELTS writing task 1 and the kind of grammar and vocabulary that is needed for this task.

We are going to look at:

1. Vocabulary for describing a line graph
2. Useful grammar for this task
3. Example of a line graph
4. Gap fill exercise

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