IELTS Writing Task 1: Structure and template for describing graphs

IELTS Writing Task 1: Structure and template for describing graphs

In IELTS WRITING PART 1 there are differents types of graphs ,tables, maps etc.:

  • Line graph
  • Bar chart
  • Tables
  • Pie charts
  • Process
  • Life cycle
  • Maps
  • Mixed type: line graph + table OR pie chart and line graph

In IELTS WRITING PART 1 there are differents types of graphs ,tables, maps etc.:

  • Line graph
  • Bar chart
  • Tables
  • Pie charts
  • Process
  • Life cycle
  • Maps
  • Mixed type: line graph + table OR pie chart and line graph

THERE IS ONE STRUCTURE FOR ALL TYPES OF GRAPHS:

4-5 paragraphs

150-170 words

 


1§ Introduction: Paraphrase the Task (1 sentence)
- The graph gives information on … between … and …
- provides data on … over a 10-year period from … to …
- illustrates …

2§ Main features with Comparisons

3§ Main features with Comparisons

4§ Main features with Comparisons – THIS PARAGRAPH IS NOT MANDATORY

5§ Overall statement (general trend / what’s the same and what’s different)

 

Overall statement - can be written in the second §. In this case the structure will look like this:

1§ Introduction: Paraphrase the Task (1 sentence)

2§ Overall statement (general trend/what’s the same and what’s different)

3§ Main features with Comparisons

4§ Main features with Comparisons

5§ Main features with Comparisons – ЭТОТ ПАРАГРАФ НЕ ОБЯЗАТЕЛЬНО)

 

First option: from details to general (overall statement)

Second option: from general (overall statement) to details

Yo can go either way.

In the main part there may be 2 or 3 paragraphs.