Organising the IELTS Academic Writing Task 1

by Ronald Louis Delfin
(Mandaluyong City, Philippines)


Starting the Academic Task 1



Hi, How could I start my answer?

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Oct 15, 2015
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Starting a Task 1
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Ron,

To start a task 1 you usually explain what the graph or diagram shows (paraphrased from the title) and then give an overview (what are the main points).

Check out this for an explanation:

How to write an IELTS Task 1

Dec 24, 2015
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first sentence
by: Anonymous

The post from October was correct, title in sentence from tell the reader about the big or general idea you will present in detail.

This graphs shows information about ___ and how it ______ in time or money ( Unit of measurement on one axis shown as graph label).

Then if you want to state a position that addresses the question:

This graph is favorable or unfavorable to ______.

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by: nivedhetha shree

hi it is very interesting and it helped me a lot

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How can I write a good conclusion for an IELTS graph?

by Prince Thomas
(pathanamthitta,kerala,india)

how can make good conclusion for a writing test, can you prefer a good method for it... make it as soon as possible..

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Jun 03, 2015
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Conclusion for Task 1
by: IELTS buddy

Hi,

You posted in the Academic Writing Task 1 Forum so I assume you mean how do you write a conclusion for a task 1 such as a graph.

You don't have to have a conclusion for a Task 1 but at some point you should give an overview which describes the main trend/s or pattern/s occurring.

This can be at the beginning or end as a conclusion.

Check out this page which explains what an 'overview' is and the links on the right show you other model answers.

Writing a Task 1

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Is it possible to include opinions in IELTS task 1?

by lala

Is it possible to include opinion in task 1, particularly for process types of diagram?

As far as I know, writing opinions in task one is a no no, but I saw a sample task 1 (process) and an opinion was included. thanks a lot

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Apr 17, 2015
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Opinions in Task 1
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Lala,

No you should not include opinions in the IELTS writing task 1. You are just describing the factual information you have in front of you.

You could lower your score if you do add opinions.

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Is there a template / fixed structure for writing a task 1?

by ali
(uk)


i want forms for writing task one

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Dec 23, 2014
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Structure for a task 1
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Ali,

There are certain fixed things you should do in an academic task 1 such as introducing the graph, diagram or process and providing an overview.

However, apart from this they are all quite different in style and it very much depends what information is in the graph, so you are not likely to find a template like the one above you have for problems and solutions essays.

Check out this lesson on how to write an ielts writing task 1 but you then need to look through the lessons and other model answers to see how it varies for different graph types.


Thanks

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How to write Task 1
by: Chaya-SIUK

1 paragraph should ideally introduce the subject which can be adapted from the question but is needs to be paraphrased. Do not use the same vocabulary.

If the data provided is big, capture the main points and present it. If common parameters are mentioned on 2 pie charts or bar graph, a comparative study would be more effective.

If they are dissimilar than devote 2 paragraphs for study of each pie chart/ bar graph.

Finally, summarize the main features in the final para capturing the major trends.


May 18, 2015
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Structure
by: Michael

It is important to have an introduction. You can usually construct your introduction using the title. Then include the main points of the task in the body of your essay. Lastly, do a summary or write down the "big picture". I think this video can help you out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4096S3P0YYk

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by: Anonymous

Has someone used this template in the exam, is it effective to get band 7 or 8?

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how can write task 1 in IELTS?

by BOB
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how can write task 1 in IELTS?

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Feb 06, 2015
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Writing a Task 1
by: IELTS buddy

Hi,

This isn't really something that someone can answer in a forum.

People spend weeks or months learning about how to write a task 1 so it can't be explained very well in a post.

Check out some of the lessons or model essays on this site:

IELTS Task 1 Lessons

IELTS Task 1 Model Answers

Oct 10, 2016
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Hi
by: rola

I want to know how I write an introduction in task 1 which is has 2 graph or 2 bar chart ???? Please

Oct 13, 2016
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Describing Two Graphs Together
by: IELTS buddy

Check out this lesson:

Describing Two Graphs Together

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