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IELTS Writing Task 1: Describe Bar charts, line graphs, pie charts and tables

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This part of the test will test your ability to perform one or more of the following functions in English:
-          Describe graphic data,
-          Describe the stages of a process/procedure,
-          Describe an event/sequence of events,
-          Explain how something works.
Bar charts, line graphs, pie charts and tables are most frequently given for the test. However, you could also be given an object/series of pictures/diagrams/flow chart to describe.
If graphs are used there may be just one, usually a line graph or a bar chart. However, there could also be more than one of the same type of graph or combination of graphs and charts. For example, you could get a bar chart and a pie chart together (see Cambridge IELTS 1, page 31) or a line graph and a table.
Remember that the length time to do this task is 20 minutes and you have to write at least 150 words. Your performance in Task 1 will be assessed on some criteria:
-          Task Achievement: follow the instruction properly, write a clear, accurate and relevant description of the information. Focus on the important trends presented as graphic information.
-          Coherence & Cohesion: organize your writing by using a suitable structure. Use connective words to link sentences and paragraph logically.
-          Lexical: use a wide range of vocabulary naturally, spell accurately and use appropriate words.
-          Grammatical Accuracy: use a good grammatical structure accurately and use a variety of sentence structures.


Here’s the example…
Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.
How students in Britain spend their free time (5 or more hours a week).




How to do Task 1:
-          Spend about 5 minutes reading the graphs or charts, and preparing your answer.
-          Understand what the axis on the graphs or the percentages in the pie charts represent.
-          There will be too much info to describe every detail, please focus on the key information.
-          If there are 2 graphs/charts look for ways to compare the data.
-          Think about the time period and the tenses you must be using.
-          Varying your vocab but avoiding repetition by using synonyms.
-          Organize your information clearly. Use introduction-body-conclusion.
-          Don’t copy phrases from the question. Use your own words.
-          You’ll receive a higher mark if you use a wide range of structures & vocab.
-          An opinion is considered as irrelevant for this task.


Good luck!
Reference: How to Prepare for IELTS Writing. City University of Hongkong: English Language Center.

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