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IELTS Writing Task 1

Published on February 26th, 2016 | Last updated on February 5th, 2021 by | Category: IELTS Essay Writing Practice | No Comments on IELTS Writing Task 1 | 104 Views | Reading Time: 2 minutes

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 analyze the illustration.
  • After analyzing the illustration, now you should organize the information.
  • You must come to a conclusion at the end of your essay.
  • Finally, proofread 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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