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IELTS Academic Writing: Part 1

In the Academic Test Task 1 you need to write a report based on information contained in a graph, graphs, pie chart, or a diagram. You need to write over 150 words and the task should be completed in 20 minutes. In order to do well in this part of the test you need to be competent at the following:

How to Score well
  1. Clearly understand the requirements of the task
  2. Able to paraphrase key words in the task direction
  3. Able to correctly structure your answer (few test-takers do this well!)
  4. Able to use language to accurately and precisely describe trends or a process
  5. Able to identify and communicate the highlights of graphs or diagrams.
  6. Able to vary grammatical structures and control grammar for accuracy.
Static Tasks

(single time period)

The chart below shows the sales revenue in dollars at three branches of a bank in the first quarter of 2010.  

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

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The chart below shows the amount of sales for four different kinds of foods in supermarkets in four different cities in America.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

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The chart below shows energy consumption by fuel type and the resulting carbon dioxide emissions in America.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

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The chart below shows a comparison of text messages and voice minutes used per month by various age groups .

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

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Change over time tasks

(multiple time periods)

The chart below shows the percentage change in total crime arrests for persons under 18 by locality.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

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The chart below shows a comparison of different kinds of energy production in France in 1995 and 2005.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

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The chart below shows cardiovascular disease mortality trends for males and females in the United States.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

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 Process Diagram

The diagram shows the various stages involved in the production of Beer.

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Map

Look at the maps showing  how the town of Harborne changes from 1936 to 2007, and summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features. Make comparisons where relevant.

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