Task 1 Map

The IELTS map or floor plan task is designed to test your ability to compare and contrast information shown in a map or floor plan of a building. 𝗥𝗘𝗤𝗨𝗜𝗥𝗘𝗦 𝗧𝗔𝗦𝗞 𝗜𝗡𝗦𝗧𝗥𝗨𝗖𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗦𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘋𝘪𝘢𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘮𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘸 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘢 𝘴𝘮𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘭𝘰𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘦𝘶𝘮 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘵𝘴 𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘪𝘯 1957 𝘢𝘯𝘥 2007. 𝗠𝗢𝗗𝗘𝗟 𝗔𝗡𝗦𝗪𝗘𝗥The illustrations depict changes to a museum building and … Read more

Task 1 Process

The IELTS process task is designed to test your ability to compare and contrast information shown in a process diagram, or flow chart. 𝗥𝗘𝗤𝗨𝗜𝗥𝗘𝗦 𝗧𝗔𝗦𝗞 𝗜𝗡𝗦𝗧𝗥𝗨𝗖𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗦 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘪𝘢𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘮 𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘸 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘸𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘺𝘤𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘤 𝘣𝘰𝘵𝘵𝘭𝘦𝘴. 𝗠𝗢𝗗𝗘𝗟 𝗔𝗡𝗦𝗪𝗘𝗥The process diagram illustrates how plastic bottles are recycled. Overall, there are nine steps starting with bottles being … Read more

Change Over Time

The IELTS change over time task is designed to test your ability to explain information during different time periods shown in a line graph, bar graph, pie chart, table, process diagram, or map (the last two tasks will be covered in a separate section). You must present the information in your own words as complete sentences within paragraphs. You … Read more


Model answers for IELTS writing task 1 academic reports for Cambridge book 16. Learn from my model answers so that you can get the score you need. Written by Mike Wattie, ex-IELTS examiner and author. The charts below show the changes in ownership of electrical appliances and amount of time spent doing housework and households … Read more

Task 1 Reports: Questions from recent tests

IELTS Task 1 Reports recent past test papers. Use these IELTS writing questions from recent tests to prepare for your test. You may like to see questions with model answers. The table below shows the results of a survey to find out what members of a city’s sports club think about the club’s activities, facilities and opening hours. The bar graph shows the global sales (in billions of dollars) of different types of digital games between 2000 and 2006. The chart below shows the total number of Olympic medals won by twelve different countries. The diagram below shows the life cycle of the honey bee. The graph and pie chart below give information on in-house training courses in a large financial company. The graphs below show the types of music albums purchased by people in Britain according to sex and age. The graph below shows the average number of UK commuters travelling each day by car, bus or train between 1970 and 2030. The table below shows the results of surveys in 2000, 2005 and 2010 about one university. The diagram below shows how leather goods are produced. The graph and bar chart below show the average monthly rainfall and temperature for one region of East Africa.  Plan A below shows a health centre in 2005. Plan B shows the same place in the present day. The pie charts below show how dangerous waste products are dealt with in three countries. The diagrams below show the existing ground floor plan of a house and a proposed plan for some building work.  The bar … Read more

Age Groups Model Answer

The charts below give information on the ages of populations of Yemen and Italy in 2000 and projections for 2050. Model Answer: The four pie charts give the proportions of three different age groups in 2000, and a forecast for 2050 in Yemen and Italy. Overall, Italy had an older population than Yemen in 2000, … Read more

Model Answer

You are advised to spend a maximum of 20 minutes on this task. The line chart below shows the number of men and women that smoke cigarettes in Australia. You should write at least 150 words. The graph reveals statistics about female and male smokers in Australia between the years 1960 and 2000. Overall, the … Read more

Process Diagram Quiz

Exercise: Passive Form Practice the passive form to ensure you can get this right in the test. Complete the passage below by adding an auxiliary verb (is/are) and changing the verbs to their past particle form. The answers are given on the next page. The flowchart illustrates how chips are made [make]. First of all, … Read more