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.

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  1. Kalava mahesh babu says:

    Can we write the essay task1 and task2 in pointwise??because it is so easy to write by line wise not paragraph

    • I do not understand what you mean. You must write sentences – this is an English language test. You must also use paragraphs because that is a criteria for marking.

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  3. Gaetano says:

    Hi Liz, thank you for your work here. I will have the exam next month and i’m very worried about the writing part (i’m taking the academic module). I have problems with the verb tense, I don’t know which one I should use in both task 1 and 2. Moreover, i feel very insecure regarding the cohesion and coherence aspect, i tend in fact to write in a way that might be too “twisted” to read. So, i would like to improve as fast as possibile my writing skills, also to learn how to use properly linking devices. I need to score at least 6.5 in writing part, hence i’m very nervous. Could you tell me some VERY useful book where to study in details the writing part for academic, or any other tools to achieve my goal? Thank you so much. have a nice day.

  4. hi LIZ
    This site is very helpful for me and all who are going to take the ielts test
    i wanted to know that how many questions types are in the WRITING task1 academic test and if u can ,it would be better if each question type is explained as u did for academic reading ,
    like u explained each question type and gave one example for reading ,so can do the same way for writing task 1

  5. Puspita Sari says:

    Shall we write the title of the essay?

  6. Hi Liz,

    Can we put introduction and overview in same paragraph for maps and diagrams?

  7. Cesar Miranda says:

    Hi Liz,

    First, I would like to thank you for your valuable work. I have a question about your example. First, in this lesson (http://ieltsliz.com/writing-task-1-paragraphs/), you explained that task 1 has 4 paragraphs, but in this example you only wrote 3 and the overall paragraph is inside the introduction, why?

    Best Regards,
    Cesar M.

    • That’s right. Most task 1 will have 4 paragraphs. Occasionally 5 – but rarely. Diagrams often have just 3 as the overview statement can be put with the introduction. At no time can you have only one body paragraph.

  8. Hi, Liz! What is the task for this diagram? Isn’t the task also written there?
    Thanks.

    • The task will be given in full practice tests and is the same for ALL writing task 1. You must write no less than 150 words and should spend 20 mins on it. You can find full instructions in the IELTS Cambridge Test books 1 to 11.

  9. Arslan Zaidi says:

    Dear Mam,

    Arslan from Pakistan. Yesterday I got my Academic module result. L:9, R:8.5, S n W: 7.5. I needed 7 each. Overall band: 8. I have come here to thank you from the core of my heart for your wonderful coaching. Your smiling ways, your comprehensive yet easily comprehensible techniques and this brilliant free of cost website which has undoubtedly helped hundreds of students so far. Please accept my sincerest gratitude. I am all prayers for you. May God bless you always.

  10. Hello there, Can you tell me if i did this correctly.
    “This diagram illustrates the process in which rainwater is gathered in a town based in Australia, in order for it to be used as drinking water. Overall, rainwater passes through different stages under every house in a process of multiple steps that changes rainwater into drinkable water

    Initially, rainwater drops over every house roof to eventually run its course into the land where drains are located. Rainwater enters through every drain which fills up the pipes running through every house. A water filter is located at the end of the passage of the filled pipe, in order for the rainwater to be filtered and stored in a big tank.

    After the rainwater is filtered and stored in the storage tank, it runs through another pipe connecting the storage tank with a tank that combines the filtered water with some treatment chemicals that cleans water and transforms it into drinking water. The water eventually runs through every house and is ready to be used through sinks as drinking water.”

    thank you in advance,

    Yusuf Kaddoura

  11. Muhammad Muktar Ali says:

    Dear Liz Madam,
    With due respect to state that, I am muktar from Bangladesh. I am an ielts student in British council. I am always try to follow you. But I need your help to writing task 2 in academic ielts.

    Thanking you
    Muktar
    Dhaka, Bangladesh

  12. Christina says:

    Is it possible ( water goes?) water can’t count

  13. Thanks so much Liz, wish you all the best.. 🙂

  14. Hi Liz,
    Please can you have a look at the writing task 1 I just wrote, and suggest any corrections you deem necessary. Thank you.
    The image above illustrates the process rainwater undergoes before it is suitable for drinking in a town in Australia.
    Overall, there are about 5 processes rain water goes through from the time it falls on the roof until it is treated using chemicals before it is suitable for drinking.
    First of all the rain water in collected from the roof through a drain, in the residential area. The water collected in the drain then goes through a an underground water filter , and is subsequently stored in a storage tank. The stored water then passes into a treatment unit where it is further processed using chemicals and is finally delivered through faucets into homes for drinking.

  15. Hi Liza
    How can I download the lessons?
    Thanks

  16. Hello Liz, I know for a fact that you cannot write any opinions in the writing task 1 but I checked a website and saw the person stated their opinion. Can u please check this sample because it got me confused. Thank you!
    IELTS-Exam.net (Academic writing task 1 #9)

  17. Mohan Angbo says:

    Dear Madam Liz,
    Thank you for your guidance. It was like simple in seeing but more difficult in doing. I could not got it right even on an average while comparing with the model answer you have posted.
    I have always confusion about using the word “Being”. I used to ask my teachers while studying in colleges but they never satisfied. Some said it is the word describing something in process however I did not perceive it clearly. In this post, too, you have used it as “After being treated and after being filtered”. I do not understand that means the process of filtering is already finished or is being just finished or it does mean that is in the past sense or work-in-progress sense ?

    Anyway, I find it very difficult type question.

    with regards,

  18. Hi mam
    Is that necessary to give overvoew in every task one essay?

    • Yes. If you fail to give an overview in task 1, you will automatically get band 5 in one of the four marking criteria. It is only the GT writing test that has no overview.
      Liz

  19. Hello Liz,

    Do you provide online tutorial services for writing?

  20. Hi loz
    Your posts are realy very helpful thank u very much. May u get evry thing in your life which u want

  21. Hi Liz

    Will you please confirm if the band scores on your website are the latest. Will you also send me the band scores for speaking,writing for academic?

    regards
    Jasiel

    • Sorry I don’t understand your message. What do you mean “are band scores the latest?” The scoring has never changed. To see band scores for writing and speaking, see my band score page which is in the right hand column of all pages.
      All the best
      Liz

  22. Tochy Abraham says:

    The diagram illustrates how Australian collects rainwater for consumption after some processes. The step by step method as seen in the diagram has been used and still on, in the Australia to generate drinking water during the rainy season.
    From the illustrated diagram it can seen that the rainwater after coming down from the roof of the house, it’s been channelled through the pipe beside the building directly for filtration to eliminate clumps and other particles, to be stored in on a large container.
    The stored rainwater that has undergone filterstion processes will further be treated with a chemical may be Chlorine to keep it safe from germs and other micro organism that might be present. After then, the Chlorinated rainwater is been distributed to Australians for drinking and for daily consumption.

  23. Tochy Abraham says:

    Really, the answers on this task 2 writing are brief and concise. Am just thinking, if there’s a way you can give us the skeleton to answer questions like that. Like a step order. Thanks

    • I hope to make a complete collection of writing task 1 lessons next year for my online course. But unfortunately, I won’t have time this year.
      All the best
      Liz

  24. That is a superb answer for the task. You are surely an expert in IELTS.

  25. Wilson kiyingi says:

    Thank you so much Liz, I am just preparing for the ielts test. I discovered your website just recently and I am finding it so helpful. I will need some help with the writing task 2 lessons and I am ready to pay.

    Wilson

  26. Hi liz, i hope you can spare some of your time to read my own version of the above diagram. Thank you.

    The diagram gives information about the process of converting rainwater to potable water in Australian Town. Overall, the rainwater collected is store and cure in a huge chambers located underground, as well as the drain and the line pipe that connects to several houses.

    The rainwater that falls from the houses in Australian town is being catch by a drain and pass through a water filter that disposes large particles present in rainwater. Then, it is stored in a huge chamber underground before it is transfer to another chamber for treatment.

    In terms of treating rainwater, a chemical mixtures are added into the rainwater to cure micro organisms that are harmful or can cause certain diseases to the residents. After the water is cured, it passes again through another pipe for distribution of potable water to the different houses. Consequently, residents will use and drink this cured potable rain water.

    ***thank you liz:)

  27. I’m just wondering is there a way to print things off this site?
    Thanks

    • No. However, some of the reading passages and vocabulary pages have pdf downloads.
      All the best
      Liz

    • I can say, in the firefox browser you have a chance to copy material by pushing “view” on the top and choosing “enter reader view” .

      • To be honest, the thought of having my work copied is depressing and makes me think of quitting and not providing more lessons for free. It’s too shocking to think of working for one year for no salary could result in having all my work stolen.
        Liz

  28. Prameel sivan says:

    Thanks for the valuable input

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