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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

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. 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?

  2. Maria pinto says:

    Thank u Mam . Good explanation.

  3. appreciate your support

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Dr.Jabbar says:

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

  7. Thax u so much mam

  8. Thank you so much dear LIZ!

  9. Deman Saeed says:

    Many thanks dear Liz, I appreciate your efforts. .

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