IELTS Academic Writing Task 1

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1



In order to achieve a higher score on academic writing task 1, here is the preparation checklist for it. Once you learn them, you can put a tick next to each point on the list. 

Task achievement

 I have learned

  • To write between 150 and 200 words
  • What the six types of questions are

In the IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 test, you will be required to write a report about at least one of the following:

  • A process
  • A map
  • A bar chart
  • A pie chart
  • A line graph
  • A table
  • Multiple graphs (mixed)
  • How to complete the task according to the rubric
  • How to write introductions (Practise paraphrasing the question to write introductions)
  • How to identify and write an Overview and what to include in this paragraph. (at the beginning or end of the text and detailing the general trends)
  • How to select key information, rather than describing everything.
  • Not included any irrelevant information

Cohesion and Coherence 

I have learned

  • how to write comparisons and not just list information
  • to write my answer into paragraphs
  • how to describe the striking features such as changes and trends (e.g. increase, decrease).

Lexical Resource & Grammatical Range and Accuracy 

I have learned

  • how to avoid repetition of words and grammatical structures
  • how to use the court tenses
  • Language to describe changes
  • Verbs and Adverbs
  • Adjectives and nouns
  • Prepositions and articles
  • Time Phases
  • Comparison Vocabulary
  • The Pie chart vocabulary
  • Improving your writing style and skills
  • Joining two changes together
  • Commenting on the data in a graph
  • Essential language for making comparisons
  • More comparative structures
  • Advanced comparatives and linking devices
  • Describing numbers and Numerical comparatives
  • Ranking information
  • Different sentences you can use alternatively
  • how to cheek my writing for mistakes:
  • Pluralisation
  • Subject/verb agreement
  • Word Formation
  • Spelling
  • Wrong Word
  • Unnecessary words
  • Missing Words (Missing subject, relative pronoun)
  • Omission/incorrect inclusion of articles
  • Missing third person ‘s’
  • Word order

Additional checklist for Maps: 

I have learned

  • how to write a maps overview
  • how to write appropriate adverbials of location
  • how to use a range of synonyms
  • Improving your writing style and skills
    • Write sentences by using different tenses
  • Grammar and vocabulary for maps
    • Noun phrases for maps
    • adverbials of location

Additional checklist for Processes:

 I have learned

  • Understanding the purpose of the process and identifying the main stages
  • Using appropriate verb tenses to describe each stage
  • Describing the process using passive voice and active voice
  • Using appropriate sequencing words and linking devices to show the order of the stages
  • Adding extra details and explanations to enhance the description of the process
  • Vocabulary and phrases for describing processes, such as “firstly, next, then, finally”
  • Using transition signals to link stages together
  • Using language to describe changes that occur during the process
  • Using accurate and varied sentence structures to avoid repetition
  • Proofreading and checking for grammatical errors, such as subject-verb agreement and verb tense consistency.

 In addition to the above points from the list, you should:

  • Study many real test examples of each type.
  • Understand why we do not write a conclusion for task 1.

IELTS Writting Task 1 Sample Essays

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