There are 5 steps to writing a high-scoring IELTS table chart essay: 1) Analyse the question 2) Identify the main features 3) Write an introduction 4) Write an overview 5) Write the details paragraphs.
Many students are reluctant to spend time on steps 1 and 2 as they want to spend as much of the 20 minutes allowed for the essay as possible actually writing it. However, it is essential that you do them as they are the key to writing a high-scoring IELTS line graph essay.
Hi, my name is Elizabeth (Liz). I am your IELTS teacher and the author of this website. My aim is to help you understand IELTS and achieve a high score. I am an experienced teacher and completed my IELTS examiner training in 2008.Below are sample IELTS essay questions and topics reported by IELTS candidates in writing task 2. The 100 essay questions have been reworded and are organised under common topics and essay types. IELTS often use the similar topics for their essays but change the wording of the essay question.Before writing an IELTS task 1 bar chart or line graph answer it is important that we analyse the question correctly. Taking a few minutes to do this will help us write a clear answer that fully responds to the question. Just what the examiner wants us to do. The first thing we need to do is decide if the bar chart is static or dynamic.
Next week, we’ll look at Part 2 of the Writing test - writing an essay. We’ll discuss how to brainstorm, plan and write a strong, well-organised and effective essay. We’ll also look at the examiner’s assessment criteria for task response as well as for coherence and cohesion.Read More
The IELTS Writing Examination (Academic Module) The IELTS writing examination (both the General Training Module and the Academic Module) consists of two tasks. Both tasks must be completed in 60 minutes. It is suggested that you spend about 20 minutes on task 1, and 40 minutes on task 2.Read More
A question on the IELTS academic writing test that is becoming more common, asks the candidate to write about more than one chart or diagram. You may have a pie chart and a table, a bar chart and a line graph, or any combination of charts. In this post we will look at how to write this type of essay, with structure help, vocabulary and sample answers.Read More
IELTS Essay Introduction This lesson explains how you should approach writing an introduction for an IELTS Task 2 essay. Writing a Thesis Statement The thesis statement is an important part of your essay, so this lesson explains how to write thesis statements for different essay types. Paragraph Writing Writing clear and well-organized paragraphs is essential for your essay, so here you will.Read More
IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 is different than for the General IELTS test. Candidates need to summarise visual data into a minimum of 150 words. The visual data may appear as any of the following: line graphs, bar charts, pie charts, tables, maps, or flow diagrams.Read More
IELTS Pie Chart: This lesson provides you with tips and advice on how to describe an IELTS Pie Chart in order to get a high band score. This is s common type of chart to appear in the IELTS test so it's essential that you know how to tackle them.Read More
Diagram for IELTS task 1 in academic writing is one of the report generation question types that deal with a process diagram. Though, the diagrams are not very common in IELTS and vary from other graphs. This IELTS diagram task 1guide will get you to learn the following aspects of academic writing task 1.Read More
IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 is different than for the General IELTS test. Candidates need to summarise visual data into a minimum of 150 words. The visual data may appear as any of the following: line graphs, bar charts, pie charts, tables, maps, or flow diagrams. Sometimes you may have more than one of these to summarise.Read More
How to answer. In this question, you are being asked to write a report which describes changes over time, in this case from 1992 to 2000.To do this you need to use language expressing change and appropriate tenses. Writing the introduction. In paragraph 1, you should say what the graph shows, but do not copy the language from the question; instead, paraphrase some of the language.Read More
Writing Time Duration: 60 minutes. Candidates have to complete two tasks, of 150 and 250 words. In task 1, candidates are asked to describe some information in the form of one or more bar charts, line graphs, diagrams, pie charts or tables. In task 2, candidates are given an opinion, a problem or an issue to discuss. TOPICS ARE OF GENERAL INTEREST.Read More