Writing Task 1 Reported Dec 2016

The IELTS writing task 1 was reported this month (December 2016) in the IELTS test in Azerbaijan and also in the UK. This task is a vertical bar chart and two pie charts. The task was kindly reported and created by a student called Ruzigar in Baku, Azerbaijan and also reported by Mary, in the UK.

You can download a free copy of this task below.

IELTS Writing Task 1 for December 2016


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  1. could anyone please write a Band 8 model answer for this question? thanks in advance

    • Tünde Lagler says

      I did my best but I don’t know what it is.

      The two graph tell us about the education levels by varieties of age and gender in Glasgow, in Scotland, in 2010. The pie chart shows the separation of the gender. The list of figures presents the age difference.

      We can see that the pie chart is very balanced in case of sex though the figure one is contrary to.

      About one third of people finished University and belongs to ca. 73% of working-aged part and to the half of the 50 to 75 years old ones, and to the one fourth of more than 75. The second half third of people has got scholar certificate and they belong to the 20% of all ages, except to the 3% of the more than 75. The third 30% has no qualification and is 16 to 75 years old.

      We can say that the younger people recognise the importance of the learning and the women can be able to keep pace with the men in the world of education.

      All are 167 words.

  2. Shafin Khan says

    Hi Liz.I am Md.Shafin Khan from Bangladesh. I want to gain in IELTS exam 7 band score.It is my only dream Madam.

  3. Hi Liz, I’ve heard that there has been a change in IELTS recent test. Is that true? If yes, could you tell me what has changed?

    • I have not heard that. What changes are you referring to??

      • For example, there could be changes in the questions from the normal completion task in IELTS listening task 1 to multiple choice questions. That’s what I am wondering because I don’t know whether this is true or not.

  4. siddhartha sharma says

    hiii lizzzz..
    can you please clarify me one doubt about how many words exactly we can write in our writing task 1.
    “Basically it’s 150 words but in many examples , I have people writing more than 150.
    Around 180.

  5. Hi Madam,
    In my opnion, the model answer for this task should not be marked as band 8 due to there are some missing proper paraphrasing and task achievement, such as, University graduate, school passed, level of education and reversed those with no qualification. In addition, pie chats are explained with clear data. Kindly guide me. Thaks

    • This is still a band 8. The Task Achievement is exceedingly strong. The overview is clear. The key features are highlighted. The linking words are used well. Paragraphs are excellent. Vocabulary contains no mistakes at all but could have a slightly better range. Collocations are all perfect. The skill of paraphrasing is also shown and vocabulary is flexible. This is all band score 8.

  6. Liz, can you please tell me what should be the overview of this complex chart with additional pie charts? I’m having the test in 2 days and I haven’t practiced for a complex chart, so I’m not sure what are the key features.

  7. Hi Liz
    Please if a task 2 question is this: “Some people think that newspapers are no longer needed.
    To what extent do you agree or disagree?”
    Is it ok to write a introduction response as ” Certain people are of the opinion that newspapers will no longer be necessary. I partly agree with this opinion because while other electronic news media are becoming increasingly popular, newspapers will still be useful”….


  8. Ameet Kumar says

    Kindly, show the model answer of reported IELTS task 1 December 2016.

  9. Hello Liz,

    Firstly i’d like to thank you so much for your enormous effort on that fantastic Blog.
    Secondly i wanted to tell you that i got the same Writing Tasks on my test,as i am from Egypt,also i got for the speaking part many different questions in part one : do you study or work ? do you live in a house or an apartment?,do you like prefer writing on keyboard or by your hand writing?why?,do you want to be famous?did you see any celebrity in any place?, do you like reading about your celebrity?. Whereas part two topic was about (describe a garden you like) (what do you do there? what people in country usually do there? and what can you see there?.Finally part three was about questions related to the environment and how people in my country use their open area of their homes?,do you think they grow flowers or vegetables to yous in their food?,what children will learn from growing things or planting?,and do you think children in our country have the awareness of saving the environment?.
    i got of course three topics, the first one was about the history of Iraq, while the second one was about the music instruments especially the Violin,and the last one was about how a person and do Multitasking at the same time and how that affect their health.

    As i really learned from you a lot i wanted to share what i have got in my test to say TANK YOU.
    Pray for me to get the score i want 🙂 🙂

    Many Thanks Liz,
    Heba Talaat

  10. Liz, thanks for sharing!
    Could you give a small hint about units of measurement in this bar chart? Is it right to state that units are measured in percentage terms?

  11. Nivya Thomas says

    Thanks a lot


    Ever proactive Liz! You are wonderful.

  13. thank you very much Teacher Liz! youre so awesome!! I already passed the test because of your great lessons! God bless

  14. Mirza Galib says

    I faced this question too :D.

  15. 19 November 2016
    Writing task 1
    You bought a music concert ticket. However you are unable to go. Offer the ticket to your friend
    Writing task 2
    Nowadays we are producing more and more rubbish. What can government do to help
    Explain why
    Your opinion
    Give example
    Speaking test 12 November 2016
    Where do u live?
    Describe your building?
    Describe your apartment
    Do you like flowers ?
    Some other questions related to same.
    Part 2 cue card
    Describe a wedding you recently attended
    Part 3 was the hardest
    Some related questions about gifts and traditions

  16. Kelvin Kunda says

    Hi liz. I wrote the same task 1 here in Lusaka, Zambia. on 3rd December, 2016. Am hoping to get band 8. Can’t wait to see the model. Thank you.
    Kelvin Kunda.

  17. Suman boparai says

    My idp exam on 10 December plz suggest me with imp topics for writing task 2 which will be possible in this month…

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