The language of trends
Describe the graphs below. Complete the sentences using appropriate verbs in the
correct form from the following list:
1. Sales to 30% last mont
IELTS Writing Task 1: understanding and organising
Today I'm going to explain my thinking process when I answer an IELTS Writing Task 1 question. We'll use
this question (Cambridge IELTS 7, page 30):
The table below gives information on consumer spending
IELTS Writing Task 1: selecting the details
The table below shows the figures for imprisonment in five countries between 1930 and 1980. (The y axis
shows numbers of prisoners in thousands)
(Cambridge IELTS 2, image taken from ielts-exam.net)
Usually I loo
IELTS Writing Task 1: process diagram
A 'process diagram' is any diagram that shows steps or stages in a process. Many students
worry about this type of question, but they are really quite easy if you know what to do.
Look at the following example from Ca
IELTS Writing Task 1: pie chart
The pie chart shows how electricity is used in an average English home. (Cambridge
IELTS 4, page 54)
Fill the gaps below using words from the following list. (Share your answers in the
IELTS Writing Task 1: more than one chart
Look at the following bar charts, taken from Cambridge IELTS 3, page 73.
The charts below show the levels of participation in education and science in developing and
industrialised countries in 1980 and 1990.
IELTS Writing Task 1: describe a map
According to some students, 'map' questions have been popular in recent IELTS exams. There are 2 types of
1. A map that shows a comparison
2. A map that shows development of an area.
To help you think about how
IELTS Writing Task 1: general to specific
My IELTS Writing Task 1 essays follow a "general to specific" structure.
The introduction is the most general part of the essay; it simply tells the reader what the
graph is about.
Then I write a paragraph about t
IELTS Writing Task 1: diagram (comparing)
My students and I have been looking at this question (IELTS handbook, 2006):
The diagrams below show some principles of house design for cool and for warm climates.
Although this question seems very different from
Written by Rad Danesh
You will be given one or more bar graphs. Your task is to describe the information given in the
graph by writing a 150 word report. You are not asked to give your opinion.
You should spend around 20 minute
Language of approximation
With regard to
As for the part of
As far as . is concerned
Language of refutation
Language of possibility
IELTS Speaking: Real Test
Part 2 Topic Card
1. Describe a museum
1) How often do you visit the museum?
2) Which type of museum is popular in your country?
3) Why do you want to visit the museum?
What do you think of the importance of mus
How do most people travel to work where you live?
Well, I guess in my country, motorbike is the most widely-used vehicle for people to commute to work.
Another mode of transport worth mentioning is bus. The basis of this may be the fact that most of Vietn