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IELTS Writing Task 1: Tips, Videos, Model Answers & Info

Useful IELTS writing task 1 tips, videos, answers & information for FREE to help you prepare successfully for task 1. Develop your skills using these lessons for IELTS writing task 1 academic and general training paper. Learn about describing charts and graphs as well as letters for task 1.

IELTS Writing Task 1 Information

IELTS recommend you spend no more than 20 mins on writing task 1. You should write over 150 words. Academic writing task 1 is a report on a chart (bar chart, line graph, pie chart, table, map, diagram/process). General Training writing task 1 is a letter. GT tips can be found at the bottom of the page. IELTS writing task 1 information links below gives useful information and advice. Learn about the band scores for task 1

Information: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How your Task 1 is marked: Band Scores 5 to 8 Explained

IELTS General Training Writing Differences

How Words Are Counted

IELTS Writing Task 1 Practice Charts

Use these practice IELTS charts and letters to develop your writing for task 1. Academic students can get maps, processes, diagrams, tables, line graphs, pie charts and bar charts. GT students will only be given letters for task 1. GT students can find more tips lower down this page.

IELTS Charts for Practice: Academic Test Only

IELTS Letters for Practice: GT Test Only

IELTS Writing Task 1 Tips & Free Videos

Free IELTS  writing task 1 tips and videos for the right techniques and understanding the test more clearly.

IELTS Bar Chart Video

Learn how to describe a bar chart in IELTS writing task 1. You can find a model answer for this lesson here: Model Answer.

Writing Task 1 Model Answers

IELTS model answers for charts, graphs, diagrams, maps and tables.. Each sample answer is estimated band score 9.

IELTS Writing Task 1 Practice Lessons

IELTS writing task 1 free practice lessons to help you develop skills and understand about the requirements of task 1 academic. More lessons will be added over time.

IELTS General Training Writing Task 1 Letter

Information and Tips:

10 Essential Tips for IELTS Letter Writing

Differences between GT & Academic Writing

General training model letters and practice exercises:

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