What is in Task 1 of the general training module?

by Faiza

I am giving IELTS General exam. I want to make sure does Task 1 in general exams include all types of graphs? like pie graph, bar graph, line graph? tables?

OR in Task 1 they include only letters in general exams and graphs are for academic?

kindly clear it.
Thx,
Faiza

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Sep 21, 2013
Task 1 General Training
by: IELTS buddy

Hi,

There are no graphs or diagrams in task 1 of the general training.

It will be a letter.

Thanks

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Why am I not getting IELTS band 7 in my writing?

by Moez
(Tanzania)

Hello,

I am really keen to know what does it really takes to score 7 or more in IELTS writing. I have gone through enough of the material regarding task achievement, coherence etc. etc. Despite of preparing myself for all these I cannot make any thing more than 6.5 in IELTS writing.

I have already attempted the test twice. I scored L-8.5 R-7.5 S-7 and W-6.5 first time and second time I scored L-8.5 R-8.5 S-6.5 and W-6.5.

Both the times by total remain 7.5. I desperately need to score 7 or more in writing and I am seriously worried on what more should I do to achieve that.

Any guidance please?

Moez

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Dec 08, 2015
IELTS Band 7
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Moez,

As I've said before, it is often the grammar component that brings people down to a 6.5 as you must make very few errors to get 7 and above for this.

You may find it is your grammar that is preventing you getting a 7. These are the mistakes from your post:

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"I am really keen to know what does it really takes to score 7"

Should be:

"I am really keen to know what it really takes to score 7"

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"Despite of preparing myself for..."

Should be:

"Despite preparing myself for..."

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"I cannot make any thing more than 6.5..."

Should be:

"I cannot get any higher than 6.5..."

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"I am seriously worried on what more should I do to achieve that."

Should be:

"I am seriously worried about what more I should do to achieve that."

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Obviously I never saw the essays you did in the test so I can't say for sure why you got 6.5 but for a 7 in grammar you must "Produce frequent error-free sentences have good control of grammar".

If you are doing a lot of errors as above in your essay that may be bringing it down to a 6 (whereas you could still be getting 7, 7, 7, for the other criteria giving you overall 6.5).

It's quite difficult to improve your grammar without someone to check your work and advise you on where you are going wrong.

Your grammar is not too bad though - so you may find if you take the test a few more times you get the score you need.

There is more information here about what is required to get a band 7: IELTS Band 7

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Please advise me if I did ok in my IELTS General Training Essay.

by YJ
(Korea)

I just took ielts on 7th Dec in Korea.

I did General one.

task 1:

you are returning to your country, so you are giving your furniture to your friend. and write a letter to your friend.

-what is a furniture
-why do you think your friend need
-how to pick up a furniture

task 2:

Science has developed and enables people to live longer. Some people say it is good, whereas others say it will cause problems. Discuss both views.

I worry about task 2.

What I wrote on body paragraphs are:

1- People can enjoy their life with various activities, as there is more time.

-Sick people can not enjoy well, unless there is an advanced science to treat them.

--> I wrote an example from my cousin, who recently passed away at age of 30 due to a cancer.

I described there was no appropriate method to treat him. lack of technology results his death.
If there was a high technology to cure him, he could have survive, and fulfill his life in better way.
blah~blah~~blah~

2- I wrote the current problems of long life expectancy in japan. (Japan is one of the top 10 countries that has the longest life span) More year to live requires more money to sustain one's life style.

Thus, more senior people in work place, resulting less job opportunity to young candidates.. blah~blah~~blah~

I asked others about how do they think about my contents. Some say its good because I used the real example, but some say I was too focused on medical part of the science.

Personally I thought I did okay... but not sure..

any comment?

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Nov 07, 2015
Did I do ok in my IELTS General Training Essay
by: IELTS buddy

Hi,

Your essay response looks ok to me.

Sorry this is a late reply so I assume you will have your result by now.

Can you share with us your score?

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Can I still get band 6 with no essay conclusion?

by Katya
(Bulgaria)

Hi,

With great letter and an essay without conclusion, do you think there is any chance I get a band 6 in writing?

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Jul 11, 2014
and 6 with no essay conclusion
by: IELTS buddy

Hi,

It's still possible. Your score depends on lots of things - not just whether you have a conclusion.

But nobody can know for sure - you just have to wait for your result.

Thanks

Jul 21, 2014
Yes, you can
by: Anonymous

In my opinion, if you put your conclusion in the introduction of your essay, then you wouldn't have to make conclusion in the end.

Jan 01, 2015
general speaking test questions
by: Anonymous

i want know the kind of questions they ask in general speaking

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