This link will take you to all my line graph lessons: All the best Liz. That is not a short cut. It is an official way of writing the country name. Is it okay to divide 3 kinds of something in one group and the 4th one in the second if there are 3 figures which increase over period given and only 1 which decreases or remains stable?
The paragraphs do not need to be balanced in a report. This is a report, not an essay. Yes, it is logical to organise body paragraphs according to similar trends.
I have some questions for you related to this line graph. For instance can i start like this: The line graph which is given below illustrates the quantity of three spreads margarine etc. Secondly, the consumption of low fat and reduced spreads passed to the others after I i cannot use this word, can you give me the best word for this point?
Here is my report of the graph, please check it and fix it if there are some mistakes and which score i can get with this one. The line graph given reveals a comparison between the consumption of 3 chosen spreads, which was recorded every 5 years from to Figures are represented in grams. Overall, it is noticeable that despite the fact almost all spreads were very popular at the beginning of its period, the consumption of each pread reduced significantly in the final years.
Made Butter had the highest consumption ever in total over 2 decades. Hover, this figure, dropped down in the next following years, which only around 50grams was recorded in The second most popular spread was Margrine. Although there was a slight decrease latter, the consumption of this spread was still higher then the others in the last 5 years. Does it need a conclusion for writing task1?
The examiner is looking for an overview in task 1 and a conclusion in task 2 — this is not an opinion, it is a fact. A conclusion restates main points, at no time should you repeat information in task 1. See my models and all lessons about this on the main page of writing task 1.
Hi Liz in that assessment is there a lack of conclusion part? There is no conclusion for writing task 1. Please see the lessons about the overview on the main writing task 1 page. Hi liz I have a doubt about writing task 1 and which is very confusing. My instructor told me that in the overview , i should only mention if there is a variation or a difference or even an increase and a decrease in the trends.
However, the point is i should not include the largest trend or the lowest trend because that would be considered a description. All key features go in the overview. You can use comparatives or superlatives to give key features. You need to outline the specific key features of the chart you have. I daily use this site to take usefull tips and practice. But I am littel worried about writing and speaking modules. Is it possible to do the whole preparation by my self without joining any coaching for band 8?
How can I evalute my speaking and writing test? Otherwise, you could pay for marking or assessment online. It is certainly possible to get band score 8 on your own. It depends if your level of English is sufficient. If you can understand how it is scored, you will be able to deliver the required language and ideas for the score you want. I learned a lot from you and will be continueing in the future to make my English better and better. I would like to ask you two questions. The first,is is necessary to write a conclusion in task 1?
Thanks so much for your efforts I really appreciate that. If there is a lot of detail you must be very selective. When it comes to the listening section, I find it difficult to here every word that is pronounced. Please how can I overcome this challenge? I have appeared for Ielts exam 6 times….. Each time have scored 6. M in need of 7 in each Module … My last Ielts score was R8.
I discovered your blog using msn. That is a really well written article. I will make sure to bookmark it and return to read extra of your useful info. Would you mind reading it? Thank you so much for sharing lots of your tips and ideas. The line graph gives the information about the population of turtles in India categorized in 4 groups namely Olive Ridley turtles, Leatherback turtles, Green turtles and all species between and Overall, the population of all groups of turtles were stable at the start of the period.
There was a minimal change in the population of the two remaining groups. By , the figure of population of the four groups of turtles began at Following that, there was a sharp growth in the population of Olive Ridley Turtles from to approximately between and ,after which the trend fluctuated slightly in the final years. By contrast, there was a slight fluctuation in the population of Leatherblack turtles in the first couple of years, which then peaked at about in before falling dramatically to about 60 in the final years.
With regards to the remaining species, there was a slight change in the population of Green turtles and all species from about 90 to appoximately over a year period. Please read my notice: Is it also correct to say 10 items or should it be ten items? Any number that is descriptive and under 10 should be written as a word. Any number under 10 which is stated in the graph, can be written as a digit.
Liz mam Please give bands this essay Smoking is a habit which claims many lives and is a great drain on health services. One way to combat smoking would be to make it illegal. What are the pros and cons of such a government policy? What alternative strategies can you suggest to combat smoking this is question. Smoking is a bad habit that results in serious diseases for example lung cancer and some other diseases especially those are addicted to smoking.
However, this is a controversial issue because it has its own merits and demerits that will be discussed in this essay. Firstly, the main pros of making it illegal in public places that others will not be effected by the smoke. Apart from this, making it illegal in schools, colleges and universities can eradicate this habit completely.
Otherwise, police will take an action against them for abusing the law. Apart from this, putting labels for awareness can also help them to rid smoking. However, there are disadvantages of banning it in public places. First of all, everyone will not stop smoking in public places because If they smoke somewhere else, government cannot stop everyone.
Furthermore, government cannot ban companies because many workers will lose their jobs and they also contribute in GDP. In my opinion, although there are advantages and disadvantages of banning smoking in public places, there are other effective alternative strategies in dealing with combating smoking. One solution is to increase import duties on cigarettes to make it expensive. Due to an increase in import duties many people will stop smoking.
Another strategy to overcome this issue is to increase the public awareness of risks of smoking which will lead to prevent them from smoking. A furthermore suggestion is to rehabilitation centre should be built to give them treatment those are addicted to smoking. At no time should a conclusion be longer than the introduction or body paragraph.
Hello Liz, I had few queries,if you could please answer: First of all,in introduction ,if we have mentioned the units already,do we have to use them again in overview n rest of the writing whenever we use the numbers? Secondly, can we use the past tense to mention the changes that occurred? Thirdly, In introduction,is it right to write as: The given graph depicts the goods that were transported……. Lastly, can we use abbreviations of for example as e.
Thank you ,your site is very helpful n I had been preparing my Ielts exam from here,i hope to get the higher bands: Yes, you can use it for all parts of the test. In speaking, the examiner will give you something to make notes with for part 2.
Hi Liz, Can I use this phrase as my concluding paragraph: It can be pointed out in the line graph that… Also, do I need to use present tense while using this phrase? Many of these questions are common! Hi Liz, Thanks for your lessons which are really helping me out for my Ielts. I jus hav a doubt, about usage of pen or pencil in the test. I thought it would be better to use pencil, so that I can correct my mistakes in writing module.
Will that be a better choice or it may effect my band score. For writing, you can choose either pen or pencil. If you use pencil, make sure you erase any mistakes completely so that your writing is always clear.
And choose a darker shade pencil rather than a light one. The choice of pen or pencil will not affect your score as long as the examiner can read all words clearly. Yes, the meaning is right. Please respect that this is a free blog and there is a limit to the number of questions I can answer from one student. Hi, can you give me example for line graph with one line..
Also i need other examples for process and maps. Please check this link: Mam , I would like to know about words length , this report ends in about words. If we go above does it matter or not? It does not matter going above if you keep your writing focused and relevant.
It is something that a band score 9 or 8. I wanted to know if I have to put a period after name title eg. Is it Mr John Smith or Mr. Also Can I leave a line space between paragraphs in writing task?. For paragraphs it is recommended to leave one line empty between paragraphs to make them clearer.
So, which one is correct? Or both are OK? I do not offer free essay marking services. I will soon be stopping all feedback on writing on this blog. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
The line graph illustrates the variation in food selection meat,salt,fish and consumption by the Chinese over the 15 years between and Unit is given in grams. In ,each Chinese person ate grams of fish and after 5 years the proportion reached to grams but there was a slight decrease in It is noticeable that over the following years it soared steadily to reach the peak at in Honourable Mam, can i write the 2nd paragraph at the end of the report?
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Learn how your comment data is processed. Hi, my name is Elizabeth Liz. August 15, at 2: August 9, at 9: August 9, at September 5, at Is it necessary to write an overview in writing task 1?? September 5, at 1: August 3, at 5: July 29, at 8: July 29, at July 28, at 5: July 28, at 7: July 24, at 1: July 24, at 4: June 25, at 2: June 25, at 4: June 22, at 8: June 22, at Muhammad Sajid Naeem says: June 18, at 4: June 18, at 9: June 18, at I am confused by your question.
The instructions tell you to write OVER words for task 1. June 13, at 3: Hello liz I believe this is a IDP format. Is it okay to use this format for British Council? June 13, at May 10, at 9: Dear Liz, I am writing my academic test soon and I am very confused of the writing task 1 structure due to the official IELTS British council revision programm and sample answers. I would be very grateful if you could reply soon!
May 10, at 1: May 13, at 7: April 14, at 4: April 14, at Writing task 1 is not an essay, it is a report — make sure you understand the difference. January 22, at 6: And instead of repeating consumption on and on. What other words do you suggest I should use? Thank you so much. February 6, at 9: April 7, at 6: Ms Liz, is it okay to use the word euros instead kf the symbol for euros? April 7, at January 14, at 2: Hi Liz, Is it okay to write short forms like i. January 21, at 3: January 21, at 4: January 30, at 3: December 24, at 3: December 24, at 4: December 24, at 2: December 24, at 1: December 22, at 6: December 22, at December 25, at 7: December 14, at December 14, at 1: December 11, at 5: December 12, at December 1, at 2: November 28, at 9: Give me your opinion, please.
November 28, at November 10, at 7: November 5, at 2: November 5, at 1: March 15, at 6: November 2, at 2: October 27, at 1: October 27, at 2: October 27, at 7: October 27, at October 23, at 9: October 23, at October 14, at 9: October 14, at October 10, at 6: This really confuses and concerns me as it may increase my word count unnecessarily.
October 10, at 7: September 16, at 5: September 16, at 6: August 29, at Kris Singian Yumul says: August 19, at September 29, at 9: Hi Kris, Greetings of the day! I would like to suggest some changes in your report. August 19, at 1: August 14, at Hi Liz, Thanks a lot for your great help. August 14, at 1: November 7, at November 7, at 1: August 14, at 6: August 13, at 8: August 13, at August 8, at 6: August 8, at 1: July 16, at July 15, at July 21, at 4: July 21, at 7: June 18, at 2: June 18, at 3: June 13, at 1: Hi Liz, In terms of making a plan for the writing part both task 1 and 2.
May 24, at 5: May 17, at 1: The way the test is marked and the requirement for the band scores have not changed at all. May 27, at May 6, at May 2, at 4: May 2, at 7: April 19, at 9: April 19, at 2: April 2, at 4: April 2, at 6: March 27, at 1: March 13, at 8: March 13, at 9: March 9, at 9: March 9, at February 25, at 6: February 25, at 7: February 20, at February 19, at 3: February 19, at 7: January 21, at 9: Hi liz,,,is it not important to give conclusion for writing task 1???
January 21, at February 22, at 7: December 31, at January 1, at 1: January 7, at January 7, at 5: March 15, at 7: Looks good but avoid brackets within brackets. April 5, at 9: April 5, at December 9, at 5: December 10, at 9: December 8, at 1: December 8, at 2: November 13, at 8: November 12, at 8: November 13, at October 29, at 7: October 29, at 9: October 15, at 9: October 15, at October 11, at Can I write my overview like that: Thanks in advance for your help!
October 11, at 2: All writing task 1 for the academic test MUST have an overview. September 29, at 7: September 29, at You MUST write over words.
If you write under words, you will be penalised. September 24, at 1: September 17, at 7: September 10, at September 10, at 1: September 7, at 1: September 4, at 2: I have a question. What Grammar point do we usually use for describing graph or bar chart? September 3, at 1: I wonder whether i have to conclude what have been reported or not. September 3, at 3: August 17, at 4: Should we use passive sentences more than active voice and does this increase my band.
July 14, at 2: July 14, at 3: July 6, at 2: August 10, at 9: Thanks for your website. This is very good for me. August 10, at September 17, at 6: Hi, Is the overview can be given in last paragraph as conclusion or it should be after introduction.
May 1, at 3: July 4, at 1: April 28, at 1: April 19, at 1: Hi Liz, Thanks for the useful writing. Put a comparison of the lines in the overview. February 8, at 1: February 8, at April 9, at 3: April 9, at 9: December 27, at 3: April 4, at 3: April 15, at 2: March 6, at 8: March 7, at March 4, at February 28, at February 10, at 8: February 4, at 4: February 22, at 6: January 2, at 1: January 3, at 2: December 30, at 6: January 7, at 1: December 9, at November 29, at 2: November 27, at 8: Hello, Can you please check my writing if i send it to you?
I need to improve my speaking as well. November 22, at 6: November 22, at 1: November 22, at 5: November 18, at 6: Hello Liz, Can we also write what both axes represent for example, y axis represents grams consumed and x axis represents dates in the introduction?
November 19, at 1: November 8, at 5: November 10, at 6: November 6, at 5: November 7, at 3: November 7, at 4: Students normally score lower on these types of questions, not because they are more difficult, but because they are unfamiliar with this type of question.
In other words, if you write about everything, you have not answered the question properly. Solution — Pick 2 of the most obvious features from each graph and limit yourself to writing about these things and these things only. More on how to do this in the question analysis below. As stated above you will be looking for just 2 features in each graph. It is often very difficult for students to decide which features are the most significant. Solution — The first important points should be very visual.
By that I mean, you should be able to identify them without looking at the data; just by looking at the graphs. Also, look for extremes highs and lows , major trends, major changes from beginning to end and any obvious comparisons that can be made between either the two graphs or within the same graph. Not grouping information into paragraphs — It is very important that you organise your ideas into paragraphs.
Paragraphs should be logical and have one main idea. Lots of students fail to do this because they get confused between the multiple pieces of data in the question and group data from different graphs into one paragraph. This is very difficult to read and understand and you will lose marks if you do this. Follow the structure I suggest below. Group ideas for each paragraph separately i.
Sometimes there will be a relevant comparison to make, but in some questions there will not. Some students see two different graphs and they assume that there must be a comparison. It should also be noted that there may also be comparisons to be made between the data in the same graph.
This will allow you to produce a complex sentence and gain points for grammatical range and accuracy. The details come in paragraphs 3 and 4. Question — The pie chart below shows the main reasons why agricultural land become lesson productive.
This exercise focuses on some basic language, which you need to describe graphs. Look at the graph below. Following the graph, there are 25 statements about the data.
IELTS Sample Charts (IELTS Writing Task 1) The Writing Task 1 of the IELTS Academic test requires you to write a summary of at least words in response to a particular graph (bar, line or pie graph), table, chart, or process (how something works, how something is done).
IELTS Writing Task 1: Free lessons, strategies and tips for getting a high score for the academic task 1 of the IELTS test. You have to describe some kind of graph, diagram or map. We'll show you the best ways to do this and top tips for a high score. IELTS Line Graph Sample 19 - with model answer [ Line Graph Question: The graph below shows the demand for electricity in England during typical days in winter and summer. The pie chart shows how electricity is used in an average English home.
Lesson on an IELTS Bar Graph, Writing Task 1. In this lesson we will look at: 1. The structure needed for IELTS Writing task 1. 2. Paraphrasing the introduction. 3. Writing an overview 4. Writing body paragraphs. 5. Example task and model answer. IELTS Academic Writing Task 1: This lesson describes in a simple way how you should describe a graph for the academic part of the test for task 1. You need an introduction, overview and body paragraphs. These simple steps will show you how, and how to .