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Essay organization for the IELTS Task 1 Essay

I was just asked a good question about the format of the essay for Task 1. A reader asked, “Do you need to write a conclusion for Task 1?” My answer is – “No”, you don’t need a conclusion for

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IELTS Task 1 Sample Essay – birth and death rates line graph

I wrote about how to write the detail paragraph for the IELTS Task 1 essay in this post here. I explained how to describe and compare data in this paragraph. In this post I’ll give my full sample essay. Here

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Sample IELTS Task 1 diagram essay

I previously wrote about how to organize and write your diagram/process essay for Task 1. Below I’ve written a full essay following that 4-paragraph plan.   Here is my sample essay for the above diagram on how bricks are manufactured: The

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IELTS Writing Task 1 – Describing movements in graphs

Here are some useful vocabulary to describe movements in graphs  with example sentences . Take note of how it is used along with the different prepositions . Similar words meaning “to become greater in number; to go up”: to rise

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Improve your writing – How to write with sentence variety

Want to get a 7 or higher on your written IELTS exam? Improve your sentence variety! Have a look: Financial education is important nowadays. Students need to  learn about money. It should be taught in school.  This will make them

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IELTS Writing Task 1: Describing and comparing data in the detail paragraphs

I first wrote about the general approach to the Task 1 question and the 4-paragraph structure that you should stick to. To review: 1. Introduction paragraph (paraphrase the title of the graph/chart) 2. Overview/Summary paragraph – this states the overall

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Writing Task 1 – How to write the Process or Diagram Essay

You may have read my approach to the Task 1 essay for graphs and charts. The process/diagram essay should also have 4 consistent paragraphs. Once you’ve practiced this approach, you should feel much more confident in how to tackle  a

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IELTS Writing Task 1 – How to write the overview/summary paragraph

To recap (briefly summarize) the paragraph structure for your Task 1 essay: Introduction Overview/Summary of main trends/features Detail Detail I’m going to talk about paragraph #2. The second paragraph of your essay, the overview/summary paragraph is very important  because it

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IELTS Task 1 – What are the criteria for marking?

According to the IELTS Handbook, Task 1 is assessed on: Task achievement Coherence and Cohesion Lexical Resource Grammatical Range and Accuracy In plain terms: Task Achievement: Did you answer the question? Did you understand what the graph shows? Did you present

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IELTS Task 1 – Line graph and sample essay – domestic access to modern technology

Here’s a sample line graph essay for Task 1. The graph below shows in percentage terms the changing patterns of domestic access to modern technology in homes in the U.K. Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features,

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