IELTS Writing task 1: Diagrams with a model answer

IELTS Model answer for 3 diagrams over 3 time periods

Here is a tricky looking task. It consists of 3 maps/diagrams over 3 time periods showing changes that have taken place. Actually, it is easier than it looks as long as you logically group the information. So for this model answer, I have 3 main body paragraphs. Each main body covers the map for each year.

Planning is important in IELTS writing task 1 just as it is in the essay section writing task 2. Spend about 3 minutes planning a task 1 as you must analyse the task, think of what comparisons you have to make, the language needed and decide on a logical structure.

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Writing task 1: Recycling aluminium process diagram

ielts process diagramModel answer for a process diagram on recycling drinks cans.

Process diagrams are some of the easiest tasks in IELTS Academic writing task 1 as you are logically explaining a process using sequencers and passive grammar. The data is obviously static so there are no trends to report on, it is pretty straightforward with enough practice.


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IELTS Academic Writing Task 1: Process Diagram

ielts process diagramModel answer for the production of electricity.

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.

The passive voice grammar is used when describing a process and you will also need sequencers to show the 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 160 to 180 words.

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