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Useful Links for IELTS Line Graphs in WT1

Useful tips and link for vocabulary, content & paragraphs for IELTS writing task 1 line graphs.

Below I have listed some useful links to learn about IELTS line graphs. Line graphs are quite common in IELTS writing task 1.

There are six types of IELTS writing task 1 for the academic paper:

  1. line graph
  2. bar chart
  3. table
  4. map
  5. diagram
  6. pie charts

Sample IELTS Line Graph

Source: IELTS Cambridge English Test Books

You must prepare for all types of charts in academic writing task 1. You might also be given a combination of a line graph with a table for example. Writing task 1 is worth about 33% of your total writing marks so it’s worth learning well.

Tips for IELTS Line Graphs

Here are some useful tips for Line Graphs:

  1. Introduce the time frame and individual categories
  2. the overview will contain the main trends over the whole period  – a bird’s eye view
  3. use language of change for line graphs: increase, drop, fluctuate etc (see below)
  4. vary your sentence structures: “the number of sales decreased over the period / there was a decrease in the number of sales …”
  5. support sentences in the body paragraphs with data – time frame and numbers
  6. don’t spend more than 20 mins on task 1
  7. make sure you have four paragraphs (occasionally five are possible)
  8. don’t overload your writing with small details – be selective
  9. aim for between 160 and 180 words
  10. task 1 is a report, not an essay

IELTS Line Graph Lessons

Click on the links below to access the pages to learn about line graphs:

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  1. Thank you very much Liz!

  2. Asim Anand says:

    Hi Liz,
    I want to know for the Reading section if i write T/F/NG instead of True/False/Not Given, will the examiner treat it as wrong answer?

  3. Maria pinto says:

    Thank u Mam . Good explanation.

  4. appreciate your support

  5. hello mam..I have written more than 200 words in task 1 and more than 450 words in task 2…so will it affect my score negatively ?? ….(However,I have written everything related to the topic)

    • Yes, it will affect your score. The IELTS essay must be focused and every sentence highly relevant. If you wrote over 450 words than you probably wrote a less focused essay which will lower your score.

  6. Many thanks Liz.
    Your emails woke me up and brought me to work back more and more.
    As i am working so hard and sonetimes i forget to put my self into elts pratice and focus to reach my goals and use my professional qualification.

  7. Dr.Jabbar says:

    You are the Best Ever for IELTS, Love from Baghdad 🙂

  8. Thax u so much mam

  9. Thank you so much dear LIZ!

  10. Deman Saeed says:

    Many thanks dear Liz, I appreciate your efforts. .

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