In Task 1 of the IELTS Writing paper (1 hour), the examiner is looking for your ability to identify and describe – in academic style – the main features of some visual information: this may be a graph, table, chart or diagram of a device or process. You should give a well-organised response of at least 150 words and spend 20 minutes on this section of the exam (Task 2 is worth twice as much and should therefore take 40 minutes). Twenty minutes is not long at all, so you need to be as prepared as possible before you sit the exam.
Whether you’re preparing for your IELTS test or another English language exam, it’s very common to be asked to write an informal letter as part of your assessment. Although it’s questionable whether our students ever send paper letters in an envelope anymore (because who doesn’t love WhatsApp?), knowing how to write an informal letter correctly is still a basic requirement for passing your English test as a non-native speaker.
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You must practise the tasks for IELTS writing to improve your Band Score.
The problem is that most IELTS students do not have a teacher that will spend time to mark their writing, so they do not find out how to improve their writing skills for the different questions specific to the IELTS test.
Now, you can get your task 1 answers marked for free by an SGI English teacher.
Read the basic information below about task 1 writing. Then read the sample answer for this pie chart question once or twice.
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The essay for Task 2 of the IELTS writing exam is something that a lot of students are afraid of.
You must write about 250 words and this should be completed in approximately 40 minutes (because you also need to complete Writing Task 1 in the first 20 minutes of the 1 hour writing test).
To write the perfect answer and get the highest IELTS band score possible, you need to write quickly but also keep calm and focussed on writing your answer.
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IELTS writing task 1 is the question in which you are given information in the form of a table, pie chart, line or bar graph and sometimes a picture of a process.
You should write about 150 words for this part of the test.
You only have 60 minutes to write your answers for TWO questions in this part of the IELTS exam. Writing Task 2 is longer (250 word answer) and there are more points for it.
So, think of writing task 1 as the "short answer", which must be completed quickly.
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How can I describe a graph in English is a common question from IELTS and Business students. Watch the VIDEO with 5 graphs & look at the 'describe trends' vocab in the vocabulary tables in this free English learning blog.
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IELTS writing sample answer (part 2 Essay) by a native speaker British teacher showing how to use high level grammar to improve your band score to 8 or 9.
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Improve your IELTS writing by reading & putting that background knowledge into your answer. See how to use vocab from our blogs to increase IELTS band score in the writing exam.