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Process Diagram IELTS Test

 The diagram below shows the various stages involved in the production of beer.

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

 

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Model answer for a process

The figure illustrates the different steps used to manufacture beer. Overall, there are eleven stages in the process, beginning with the milling of malted barley and ending with packaging the beer.

Looking at first stages of the process, we can see that in order to get liquid from malted barley, it has to be milled, mashed with water and lautered in special tanks. In order to get a pure liquid, the spent grain is taken out and used for feeding of animals. Then, the liquid has to be boiled with sugar and hops and mixed in a whirlpool before cooling.
In the next stages the cooled liquid has to be fermented by adding yeast and carbon dioxide. Then, it goes to storage tanks, in order to be matured. In the second to last stage, the matured beer is transferred to a filter for filtering. Finally, the beer is packed in bottles or barrels or put on trucks for delivery. [159 words]

Steps to plan a process diagram

1. Read the question and the process diagram and underline key words. Paraphrase key words where possible; and   turn nouns into verbs, and verbs into nouns

The diagram below shows the various stages involved in the production

figure   illustrates   different   steps  used     manufacture

of beer.

2. Look for any unlabeled parts of the process and name them if you can.

3. Look for a logical start point for the process.
Step one = Adding malted barley [top-left corner of the illustration]  [top-left corner of the illustration]

4. Look for a logical middle point for the process, so that you can separate the data into paragraphs in the body of the  report
step eight when the fermenting process begins

5. Look for the logical end point for the process.
Step 11 packaging

6. Number steps in the process to make sure you will not miss out any of the steps when you write your report.

planning a process diagram for IELTS test

7. Write the report

8. Proofread the report

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