IELTS writing Task 1 is different for the IELTS General test and IELTS Academic test. In the general exam you need to write a letter such as an invitation to a friend, a complaint, an apology, making an arrangement, an application or something informative like a newsletter.
The IELTS academic exam writing task 1 consists of 6 types of charts such as process diagrams, maps, bar charts, pie charts, tables or line graphs. You will need to write a report about one of these, but remember it is very different to writing task 2.
In academic task 1 there must be an overview and a factual description of the main parts of the task, no opinion is given and do not write a conclusion for this type of task. This part of the test is worth one third of your marks for the writing section, writing task 2 is worth much more in marks. You only have about 20 minutes to complete writing task 1.
IELTS General Writing Task 1 Lessons
Guide to IELTS Academic and General writing task 1
Lesson on writing an informal letter in the General training
Lesson on writing a formal letter in the General training
Model answer for a formal letter: Job Application
Model answer for an informal letter: Selling a Laptop
IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 Lessons
Floor Plan Lesson: Structure, scoring, grammar and model answer
Writing task 1 vocabulary: How to use ‘number, amount, figure, total, period
Model answer: How geothermal energy produces electricity
How to write about a Line Graph, includes model answer and analysis
How to write about a Table, includes a model answer and analysis
Lesson on 2 Pie Charts with a Table, with model answer and exercise.
Maps lesson: How to write about Maps with a model answer
Vocabulary and Grammar for describing trends
How to write about Line graphs with a future trend
How to write about a Bar graph with a model answer
Bar chart with model answer and analysis
How to Describe a process with a model answer.
How to write about Pie Charts with a model answer
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