IELTS Writing: Academic Writing Task 1

It is stated in the tasks' requirement that for IELTS Academic Writing Task 1, you should “summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.” So, all candidates should write a very good overview/summary paragraph in your answer. It’s ok if you put summary either in the end of your report or straight after the introduction.

In your summary, you should select and report the main feature, which means you don’t need give all information in the chart(s) and you also shouldn’t mention any detail, which belongs to the detail paragraphs.

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Academic IELTS Writing Task 1: two charts

It is stated in the Writing Task 1 Bandscore Descriptor that you should “clearly present a fully developed response” and “present, highlight and illustrate key features clearly and appropriately”. You also have to notice that in the task question, it is said “summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features”, which means you should have a really good overview or summary of the chart(s).

If there are more than one chart, then you should try to find the connections between them and “make comparisons where relevant”, because the examiner wants to see it.

Here is one academic IELTS Writing Task 1 that my students asked me last Sunday.

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