IELTS Academic Writing Practice 27

 
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The Writing Task 1 of the IELTS Academic test requires you to write a summary of at least 150 words in response to a particular graph (bar, line or pie graph), table, chart, or process (how something works, how something is done). This task tests your ability to select and report the main features, to describe and compare data, identify significance and trends in factual information, or describe a process.

You Should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

  • - Write in a formal style
  • - Write at least 150 words
QUESTION:

The diagram shows the the life cycle of a frog.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features.

Write at least 150 words.

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Question

The diagram shows the the life cycle of a frog.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features.

Write at least 150 words.

Your Essay

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Model Essay
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QUESTION:

The diagram shows the the life cycle of a frog.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features.

Write at least 150 words.

Composition Exercise
Fill in the gaps with the words or expressions in bold used in the model essay above.

The chart illustrates the various stages of development in the life cycle of a frog.  Overall, there are six distinct stages from egg to final maturation and mating.  

Initially, frog spawn (or eggs) floats on the surface of the water amidst the protection of underwater vegetation until tadpoles, baby frogs, emerge into the surrounding environment.  The baby frog is tiny at this stage with only a head and tail to maneuver.  Gradually, over time, the body enlarges while the tail gets longer and tiny legs appear at its base.

With the appearance of legs in stage 3, the tail begins to shrink in size and the body becomes larger.  By stage 4, the adolescent frog now has fully developed back legs and short front ones.  Over time, the tail completely disappears and the fully mature frog leaves the water to begin its search for a mate.  Once a mate is found, the two frogs breed, and the female lays more frog spawn in order for the life cycle to begin anew.

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Revision Exercise
Each sentence in the report below contains one or two errors. Errors may be grammar or punctuation based. A list of the common errors used with answer is given at the end.

Chart illustrate the various stage of development in the life cycle of frog.  Overall, there are six distinct stage from egg to final maturation and mating.  

Initially, frog spawn (or eggs) float on the surface of the water amidst protection of underwater vegetation until tadpole, baby frog, emerge into the surrounding environment.  The baby frog is tiny at this stage only a head and tail to maneuver. Gradually, over time, the body enlarge while the tail gets longer and tiny leg appear at its base.

With the appearance of legs in stage 3, the tail begins shrink in size and the body becomes larger.  By stage 4, the adolescent frog now have fully development back legs and short front one. Over time, the tail completely disappear and the fully mature frog leave the water to begin its search for mate.  Once a mate is found. The two frogs breed, and the female lays more frog spawn in order for the life cycle to begin anew.

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Step 1: Analyzing question

Make a Plan: (3-4 mins)

Overall

Six stages of frog maturation

Range from egg to maturation then mating

Stage 1 - 3

Frog spawn tadpoles emerge body changes

Stage 3 - 6

Stage 3, legs appear   stage 4 front legs, back legs enlarge frog leaves water look for a mate breed lay more eggs

QUESTION:

The diagram shows the the life cycle of a frog.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features.

Write at least 150 words.

Step 2: Planning
Introduction + Overview (5 mins)
  • Paraphrase the question & state key details.
Overview: (3 mins) Body Paragraph 1 (5 mins):
  • Describe first half of process
Body Paragraph 2 (5 mins):
  • Describe second half of process
Check work (1-2 mins)

If you have many grammar/spelling mistakes, you could check your work sentence by sentence to help you quickly reduce them. Otherwise, you should spend a few minutes at the end of the writing period to check for the following.

Step 3: Write the essay
 
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