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IELTS Writing Task 1



  • The maximum amount of time you have for completing this tasks is 20 minutes.
  • Spend around 3 to 5 minutes planning your answer.
  • Study the instructions carefully.
  • You must be able to the .
  • After analyzing the illustration, now you should organize the information.
  • You must come to a conclusion at the end of your essay.
  • Finally, what you have written.

Tips to consider while planning your essay:

  1. Start your essay by giving general information about the illustration. For example, you can write: This graph is intended to illustrate different modes of transport used by commuters between the years 1960 and 2000.
  2. Know precisely what is necessary to complete the task.
  3. Brainstorm similar words from the topic so the subjects of your sentences can be written in your own words.
  4. In the exam, you can write notes on the illustration and in a clearly defined space on the front of your answer paper. Your notes should be in abbreviated forms in order to save time.
  5. Determine the time period so that the correct tense is used.
  6. Develop a general statement that gives an overall impression of the graph.
  7. Decide which significant details will be discussed to reflect the task requirement.
  8. Draw a relevant conclusion or summarize what you have written.

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    Dr. Hariri

    Would you rather be happy yet slow-witted and unimaginative, or unhappy yet bright and creative? For instance, would you rather live the life of a brilliant yet tortured artist, such as Vincent van Gogh, or that of a happy but carefree soul who is a bit simple-minded?

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    I prefer to challenge this question at first and bring up my viewpoint next.
    There are different successful people in the world who reached the apex through different procedures. Although some have faced torture to reach their goals, it does not mean we have to necessarily lose something in our life to climb the ladder of success. Anyway, I suppose the most enjoyable part of life is making progress and relying on your abilities to flourish and thrive. So, I personally go for intelligence and innovation rather than happiness along with naivety. Many people have lived an ordinary life so far and repeating this story can never excite me at all. We need to gain new adventurous experiences and foster our abilities so as to break out of comfort zone.

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