IELTS Academic Writing Practice 48

 
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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:

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Write at least 150 words.

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Question

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Write at least 150 words.

Your Essay

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Model Essay
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QUESTION:

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

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 maps illustrate how Paradise Island has changed over time from a science outpost to a thriving resort.

Overall, the island’s coastal features, which were largely untouched in the past, have been developed for tourism with significant infrastructure and building development in land.

In the past, the island was almost completely undeveloped except for a small pier and scientific research station on the east coast.  A few trees occupied the island’s interior, with a small beach and rocks in the north and a natural spring in the west.

Today the island has changed considerably.  In land, the small scientific research outpost has been replaced with a large hotel complex and swimming pool.  The small pier has been extended to accommodate large cruise ships, and minor road built up to the hotel.  To the west of the complex, an open restaurant has been established with a BBQ area at its center.  From there various paths connect to the rest of the island’s features.

Along the coast, circumnavigating the island, a bike path connects several new tourist features including a scenic lookout next to the rocks, and swimming area at the beach.  A café has also been constructed alongside the natural spring.

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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.

Overall, the island’s coastal features which were largely untouched in the past. It has developed for tourism with significant infrastructure and building development in land.

In the past the island was almost completely undeveloped except for a small pier and scientific research station on east coast.  A few trees occupied island’s interior with a small beach and rocks in north and natural spring in west.

Today the island has changed considerably.  In land, small scientific research outpost has been replaced with a large hotel complex and swimming pool.  The small pier is extended to accommodate large cruise ships, and minor road built up to hotel. To the west of the complex, open restaurant has been established with a BBQ area at it’s center.  From there various path connect to the rest of the island’s features.

Along the coast, circumnavigating the island, a bike path connect several new tourist features including scenic lookout next to the rocks, and swimming area at beach.  A café have also been constructed alongside natural spring.

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Step 1: Analyzing question

Make a Plan: (3-4 mins)

Overall

Largely untouched tourism development around island

Past

  • Undeveloped
  • Pier/science research station (east), spring (west)

Today - inland

Considerable change

  • Science station → large resort
  • Pier extension
  • Restaurant to east

Today - coast

  • Bike path around coast
  • Scenic lookout
  • Swimming area next to beach
  • Café by spring
QUESTION:

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Write at least 150 words.

Step 2: Planning
Introduction: (2 mins)
  • Paraphrase the question & state key details
Overview: (3 mins)
  • Describe what you consider to be the major changes over time.
Body Paragraph 1 (5 mins):
  • Describe the initial state
Body Paragraph 2 (5 mins):
  • Describe the later state
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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