Reported IELTS Writing Task 1 Charts for January 2016

The IELTS writing task 1 charts were reported on January 9th by two students (Kirush and Adam). This shows two pie charts and a bar chart illustrating world water distribution and usage. Follow the link for a model answer to the 2016 IELTS writing task 1 below.

Reported IELTS Writing Task 1 Jan 2016

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IELTS Writing Task 1 Charts Jan 2016

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IELTS Invitation Letter for GT Writing Task 1

Below is a model answer for an IELTS invitation letter. This particular invitation letter was reported in the IELTS exam last week. The aim of the invitation is a public event. Other invitations can sometimes include holiday invites, private celebration invites or even formal invites from a business perspective.

Instructions:

Writing Task 1: Write a letter to your friend who lives in another country and in your letter:

  • a. Invite him/her to a public event in your country.
    b. Describe the public event.
    c. Explain about other plans you have for your friend when he/she will visit.

IELTS Invitation Letter Model Answer

Hi Dave,

How have you been since we last met?

I thought I’d drop you a line and see if you fancy coming over for Bonfire night which is on November 5th.

Bonfire night is a great event in England, particularly in my hometown. It starts as soon as the sun has set because the event is held around a huge bonfire. As the weather is cold, the bonfire adds wonderful warmth. On the fire, there’s a guy which represents Guy Fawkes, a man who once tried to blow up Parliament. On top of that there’s also fireworks and a chance to cook your own food on the fire, which I’m sure you’ll love.

While you’re over, we’ll be able to do a trip to London as I know you’ve always wanted to visit. The Christmas lights will have been switched on by then and they are amazing. You’ll also be able to visit the Christmas markets and do all your Christmas shopping.

I really hope you’ll be able to come over. It won’t be the same without you.

Write back soon,

Sandra

Words = 183

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IELTS Water Supply Diagram, 2015

The IELTS diagram below was reported being in the exam on 10th Oct 2015. This diagram was not drawn by me but by an IELTS student called Shindhu who got this in the academic writing task 1 test.

Water Supply Diagram: Present & Future

IELTS Water Supply Diagram Present & Future 2015

Model Answer: Water Supply Diagram

The diagram illustrates the way the water supply system currently works in Australia and the plans for future changes. Overall, the main change in the future water supply system is based on recycling water for use in the city.

The current water supply system shows that pure water is stored in a dam before being transferred to a city to be used by households, shops and factories. From the city, storm water is directed straight into the river whereas waste water is sent to the water treatment plant to be processed. After the waste water is treated, it is safe to be released into the river.

Regarding the future water supply system, it can be seen that the storage of pure water in the dam and the uses of it in the city are the same as the previous system. However, both the storm water and waste water from the city are to be directed to the water treatment plant for processing after which they will both be recycled back for use in the city. It is planned that no water will be released into the river.

187 words

IELTS Rainwater Diagram also reported Oct 2015

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IELTS Rainwater Diagram Reported 2015

This IELTS diagram was reported in the IELTS test this month and below is a model answer. This IELTS rainwater diagram was reconstructed with the help of two IELTS students (Fay and Ahmad).  The model answer is estimated at band score 9.

IELTS Rainwater Diagram

Reported, Oct 2015 in the IELTS test.

IELTS Rainwater Diagram

IELTS Diagram Model Answer

The diagram illustrates how an Australian town collects rainwater to process in order to use as drinking water. Overall, rainwater collected from houses can be used for drinking after it has been processed by being filtered and then being treated with chemicals.

Initially, the rain which falls on the rooftop is collected by the gutter and then runs down the pipe at the side of the house into the drain at the bottom. Each house collects rainwater in this way and the rainwater is then passed along underground drains to the water filter.

The rainwater passes through the water filter to remove any impurities. Once it has been filtered, it continues along the pipes to a storage tank. From this point, the water goes from storage to the water treatment. At this stage of the process, the water is treated with chemicals in order to make it fit for consumption. When the water is ready for drinking, it travels along pipes that lead back into the houses in the town where people can use the water for daily consumption.

179 words

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IELTS Diagram Recently Reported in the Exam

The IELTS diagram below was reported by a student called Fay in her IELTS test, Oct 10th in the USA. The diagram has been drawn by Fay. This is for the IELTS academic test, not the GT test.

Please note:

This diagram has been altered and is now available to see on this page: IELTS Rainwater Diagram

A model answer is currently available on this page: IELTS Rainwater Diagram

The diagram shows how rain water is collected and prepared for use as drinking water for an Australian town.

IELTS Diagram Reported 2015

I will post a model for this diagram soon. Meanwhile, feel free to post your own writing.

 

Tips:

  • You must introduce the diagram by paraphrasing the information given in the rubric.
  • Your overview must contain the key stages of the process.
  • You must divide the detail into two body paragraphs if you are aiming for a high score.
  • You should use linking devices to show the order of stages.
  • There is no need to compare information. IELTS ask you to compare where relevant and diagrams do not contain information that needs comparing. Your task is to report what is presented in the diagram.
  • You should not express your opinions.
  • You should use the vocabulary given to you. Collocations are important to get right.

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IELTS Writing Scoring: Are task 1 and task 2 equal value?

Learn about how your IELTS writing test is scored. Many students ask me if writing task 1 and task 2 are worth the same points and how the examiner gives a final total score. This page will explain how your score is calculated for IELTS writing.

Will I get the same score for task 1 and task 2? Are they marked together?

No. Writing task 1 and writing task 2 are marked individually. The marking criteria are not exactly the same. The examiner will give you a band score for writing task 1 and a band score for writing task 2. After that, your final IELTS writing band score is calculated.

Are IELTS writing task 1 and writing task 2 worth the same points?

No, they are not. Writing task 2 is worth more than writing task 1. You get twice the points for writing task 2 than you get for writing task 1. In other words, writing task 2 is about 60% of your marks and writing task 1 is about 30%.

Example of IELTS Writing Scoring:

For example:

Writing task 1 = band score 8

Writing Task 2 = band score 6

Total Writing Score = 6.5

You can calculate your own score:  8 + 6 + 6 = 20/3 = 6.66. Take one task 1 score and two task 2 scores and divide by 3.  IELTS usually round the number up or down to the nearest half score which means it would go from 6.66 to 6.5.

Please note that these scores are only estimated calculations. I do not have access to the precise scoring used by IELTS. Your estimated score will be accurate within 0.5 band score.

Will IELTS tell you your score for task 1 and task 2?

No. It’s a shame but IELTS don’t release that information. So you won’t know what score you got for which task. You will only be told the total final score for all your writing.

Are writing task 1 and writing task 2 marked using the same criteria?

No. Each writing task 1 is scored using 4 assessment criteria. Each of the criteria is worth 25% of your marks for that task. 3 of those marking criteria are the same for task 1 and task 2. But one of the marking criteria is different See below:

  • Task Achievement (Writing Task 1 Only): Information, Overview, Key Features
  • Task Response (Writing Task 2 Only): Ideas, Addressing the Task, Conclusion, Developing Ideas
  • Coherence & Cohesion: Paragraphing, Linking and Referencing
  • Grammatical Range & Accuracy: Sentence Structures, Tenses, Punctuation, Number of Errors
  • Lexical Resource: Vocabulary, Collocations, Spelling, Number of Errors

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IELTS Writing Task 1: Table with Three Pie Charts Model

Below is a recent IELTS writing task 1 table with three pie charts which was reported by a student on 19th Sept, 2015. The topic is the imports of fish to the US from various countries and the value of these imports.

IELTS Writing Task 1: Table & Pie Charts

IELTS Writing Task 1 Table 3 Pie Charts 2015

 

Model Answer: IELTS Table & 3 Pie Charts

The following model answer has been divided into sentences (A-G). Put them in the correct order to find a band score 9 model writing task 1 report.

A) In terms of the source of fish importation, Canada supplied the overwhelming majority in 1988 (60%) compared to China and other countries which provided only 13% and 27% respectively.

B) Regarding the table, the value of imports started at $6.57 billion in the first year, increasing to $8.52 in 1992 and reaching $10.72 in the last year.

C) Overall, the value of imports rose by almost double over the period given.

D) Us imports from Canada fell over the period by just over a half to 28% as opposed to China that witnessed an increase to 30% in 2000.

E) At the start of the period, the US imported fish predominantly from Canada but, by the final year, other countries had become the main source.

F) The table shows the value of fish that was imported to the US (measured in billions of dollars) in 1988, 1992 and 2000, while the three pie charts illustrate the amount of fish that the US brought in from China, Canada and other countries in the same three years.

G)  By 1992, other countries had replaced Canada as the main supplier and made up 46% of all imports in 1992 and 42% by 2000.

Answers

Answer: F C E B A G D

See the model answer below to check how the above information is organised into paragraphs.

IELTS Model Answer: Table & 3 Pie Charts

The table shows the value of fish that was imported to the US (measured in billions of dollars) in 1988, 1992 and 2000, while the three pie charts illustrate the amount of fish that the US brought in from China, Canada and other countries in the same three years.

Overall, the value of imports rose by almost double over the period given. At the start of the period, the US imported fish predominantly from Canada but, by the final year, other countries had become the main source.

Regarding the table, the value of imports started at $6.57 billion in the first year, increasing to $8.52 in 1992 and reaching $10.72 in the last year.

In terms of the source of fish importation, Canada supplied the overwhelming majority in 1988 (60%) compared to China and other countries which provided only 13% and 27% respectively. By 1992, other countries had replaced Canada as the main supplier and made up 46% of all imports in 1992 and 42% by 2000. US imports from Canada fell over the period by just over a half to 28% as opposed to China that witnessed an increase to 30% in 2000.

Examiner Comment: Vocabulary is accurate and flexible. Paraphrase for the topic vocabulary =fish importation, provided, supplied, suppliers. Please note that the topic vocbaulary provided by IELTS was also used which is fine. Sentences are complex and accurate. The writer offers a good range of sentence structures and linking words (while, overall, regarding, in terms of, compared to, as opposed to). The overview statement is easy to find and contains the key features for both table and charts. Details are well organised into logical body paragraphs. It is fine that body paragraphs are not of equal length in report writing. This is estimated at band 9.

 

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IELTS Writing Task 1: Life Cycle Diagram

Below is an IELTS writing task 1 life cycle diagram model answer and practice. This lesson focuses on the use of plural and singular nouns as well as using the correct verb form. You will also see how to write an introduction and overview for a diagram report.

IELTS Life Cycle Diagram

IELTS Lady Bird Diagram

 

IELTS Diagram Model Answer & Practice

This gap fill gives the first two paragraphs of the above IELTS practice diagram.

Use the words listed to fill in the gaps. You may need to alter the form of the word to ensure the sentence is grammatically correct, for example singular or plural nouns or verb form. Not all words are used.

wing     fix     spot    remain     hatch      end     behind      stage      emerge      eggs       lay         structure        elytra      finish     curl      over      

The first diagram illustrates the (1)……………. in the life of a lady bird, while the second diagram shows its body (2)…………………………… Overall, there are four stages in the life cycle of a lady bird from (3)………………….. to adult insect. The lady bird’s anatomy is characterised by colourful (4)………………. of red and black.

Initially, eggs are (5)…………………. on the underside of a leaf and (6) …………………. there for between two to five days. After this, larvae (7)……………… from the eggs and continue in that form for 21 days. At the end of the three weeks, the pupa stage begins where the larvae pupate by (8)……………… into a pupa on the backside of a leaf and this lasts for 7 days. At the (9)…………… of this stage, an adult lady bird emerges and the life cycle starts again.

The second diagram shows that the lady bird has bright red elytra with black (10)…………….. that cover both the wings and the abdomen. It also has six legs in total, three on each side. On its head, it has eyes and antennae, while just (11)……………. the head there is the pronotum.

Answers
  1. stages
  2. structure
  3. egg
  4. elytra
  5. laid
  6. remain
  7. emerge
  8. curling
  9. end
  10. spots
  11. behind

 

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