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Academic Writing Forum: Task 1

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Starting the IELTS Writing Task 1 
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Grammar Questions for IELTS Task 1 
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Complex Sentences in IELTS Task 1 
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How do I Organise the IELTS Academic Task 1? 
Starting the Academic Task 1 Hi, How could I start my answer?

Use of tenses in the IELTS Academic Task 1 
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How to use numerical data in the IELTS Task 1 
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What happens if I didn't finish the IELTS Task 1? 
Hi I've done the ielts test this morning. I had no problems with all the sections, but writing test one: I ran out of time and I didn't finish the first …

Responding to the Different Types of Task 1 
How can I respond to this Line Graph? This graph is a little bit different from the others, so I am confused. Can you help me to describe this graph? …

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