This lesson focuses on improving your IELTS writing task 1 introduction for the academic paper. To write an introduction you must paraphrase and re-write the information given by IELTS about the chart of graph.
Below is a sample line graph sent to me by a student.
The line graph below shows the number of overseas students who came from six Asian countries to study in Australia from 1994 to 1997.
Here are two introductions written by the student. Would you use one of these introductions or would you write a different introduction?
- The amount of students from six different countries in Asia, who came to study in Australia between 1994 and 1997.
- Between 1994 and 1997 the number of Asian students from six different countries, who came to study in Australia.
Decide how you would write your introduction, before you look at the model. Model Introduction
How would you organise your task 1 writing for the above line graph? How many paragraphs would you have? What information would you put in the body paragraphs? Answers
You should have 4 paragraphs: introduction, overview, body paragraph A and body paragraph B.
In body paragraph A, you can put information about Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Korea. In body paragraph B, you can put information about Japan and Hong Kong because they showed different trends from the others.
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