IELTS Academic Writing Practice 49

 
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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 depict the substantial changes that occurred at Happy Valley Shopping Center and surroundings between 1982 and 2012.

Overall, the main building has become much larger at the expense of the grounds, while new facilities have been added both inside and out.

In 1982, the shopping center was surrounded by trees.  A lake was positioned to the east with a long driveway to the south connecting the entrance to a major road.  Inside the building were a coffee shop and toilets on the east side, a food store and central entertainment area in the middle, and sports, electronics and furniture stores in the western portion.  Elevators on the south side ran up to a movie theater on the second story.

By 2012, the shopping center had expanded a great deal to the west and east at the expense of trees that used to grow there.  On the western side, a new furniture retail section stood in place of the lake and coffee shop.  Additionally, beneath that, a car park now stood where the drive way once passed.  Although the entrance hadn’t moved, many of the stores inside have shifted.  In place of the food store is a sports store and electronics store.  Meanwhile, the eastern side had been extended to house new themed restaurants and a relocated food store.    Other features remained the same.

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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.

The maps depict the substantial change occurred at Happy Valley Shopping Center and surrounding between 1982 and 2012.

Overall, the main building have become much larger at expense of the grounds while new facilities has been added both inside and out.

In 1982, the shopping center was surrounded trees.  A lake is positioned to east with a long driveway to the south connecting the entrance to major road.  Inside building were a coffee shop and toilets on east side, food store and central entertainment area in middle, and sports, electronics and furniture store in the western portion.  Elevator on the south side ran up to movie theater on second story.

By 2012, shopping center has expanded a great deal to the west and east at the expense of trees that used to grow there.  On the western side, a new furniture retail section stood in place of lake and coffee shop. Additionally, beneath that, car park now stood where the drive way once passed.  Although the entrance hadn’t moved many of stores inside have shifted.  In place of food store is sports store and electronics store.  Meanwhile, the eastern side had been extended to house new themed restaurants and a relocated food store, other features remained the same.

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Step 1: Analyzing question

Make a Plan: (3-4 mins)

Overall

Main building expanded, New facilities built, grounds reduced

Past

  • Lake to east
  • Driveway connecting to major road
  • Large building surrounded by trees
  • Coffee shop/toilets (east), food store (middle),assorted stores (west), elevators (south)

Present

Considerable change

  • Bldg. expanded to west/east
  • Furniture retail (replace lake/coffee shop)
  • Parking lot (in place of driveway)
  • Entrance remains /other stores changedSports & electronics store (in place of food store)Extended eastern side (themed restaurants)
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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