IELTS writing task 1 with sample answer, marked for free

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.

Next, write out your answer in the comments section below…. we are glad to help.

IELTS Writing Task 1 Basics

  1. You should only use 20 minutes to complete all of task 1 writing – you need 40 minutes to complete task 2 which has more marks for your overall IELTS writing score.
  2. Write a minimum of 150 words and a maximum of 180 words.
  3. Use formal language
  4. Do not give your personal opinion
  5. Only write about the facts that you can see in the visual information shown to you. Do not add any background information.

For more details on Writing Task 1 essentials, please watch this video below…

IELTS Writing Task 1 Sample Answer – Pie Charts

(This answer is based on the pie charts picture above)

The pie charts show information related to the levels of recycling for plastics, glass and paper in Sydney and Melbourne, while contrasting those figures with worldwide statistics.

It is noticeable that in the two Australian cities shown, paper accounts for approximately one quarter of the recycling carried out, with Sydney on 22% and Melbourne showing 24%. Whereas on a global scale, paper, in comparison is by far the most recycled product with a much larger value of 54%.

In Melbourne, the level of glass recycling accounts for 55% of the total, which far outweighs the proportions for paper and plastics. Sydney’s figures show a lesser 38% of total recycling being dedicated to glass. In marked contrast, glass only represents 11% of recycling around the world.

The same trend is not mirrored in terms of plastics. When we consider the plastics figures, huge and dramatic differences can not be seen. Melbourne recycles 21% of plastics, and Sydney dedicates 40% of its recycling to plastic. The worldwide volume of plastic recycling is a relatively similar value of 34%.

(176 words)

IELTS Writing Task 1 marked for free

You have seen the example above written by an English teacher. Obviously, this would score a very high level IELTS band score.

But now, you can try to write your own answer. Look at the pie charts question.

Do not look at the sample answer and do not copy it word for word.

Write your answer in the comments section below.

Then an SGI teacher will mark your answer for you (for free) and give comments on your sentences to help you improve your IELTS writing.


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