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Task 1 IELTS Writing
Academic Training Module by Adam Smith

First Published in 2015


Band 7+


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About the Writing Test 4

How to use your 20 minutes 4

Points to Apply in Task 1, Report Writing 5

What does a good report look like? 6

Using the right tense is important 6

Different types of visuals 7

Describing trends, Language of change 8

Connecting trends 10

Using the right prepositions 12

Describing numbers, percentages & fractions 16

Describing Quantities 17

Varying your language 18

Using Simple Comparisons 19

The language for comparing 20

Other Important Language for Comparisons 21

Adding an explanation 22

Writing an introduction 23

Writing the General Overview Paragraph 26

Selecting Main Points 27

Writing an 'overview' not a conclusion 29

Writing Body Paragraphs 30

Writing just six sentences to include the details 31

Selecting details and grouping them 33

Including approximation 35

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Sample Answer 6

The graph below gives information about international migration to the UK, 1999-2008.

Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information shown below. Make
comparisons where relevant.

You should write at least 150 words.

International Migration, UK, 1999-2008

The chart gives information about UK immigration, emigration and net migration between 1999 and

Both immigration and emigration rates rose over the period shown, but the figures for immigration
were significantly higher. Net migration peaked in 2004 and 2007.

In 1999, over 450,000 people came to live in the UK, while the number of people who emigrated
stood at just under 300,000. The figure for net migration was around 160,000, and it remained at a
similar level until 2003. From 1999 to 2004, the immigration rate rose by nearly 150,000 people, but
there was a much smaller rise in emigration. Net migration peaked at almost 250,000 people in

After 2004, the rate of immigration remained high, but the number of people emigrating fluctuated.
Emigration fell suddenly in 2007, before peaking at about 420,000 people in 2008. As a result, the
net migration figure rose to around 240,000 in 2007, but fell back to around 160,000 in 2008.

(159 Words)

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Sample Answer 7

The table below gives information about the underground railway systems in six cities.

Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information shown below. Make
comparisons where relevant.

You should write at least 150 words.

The table shows data about the underground rail networks in six major cities.

The table compares the six networks in terms of their age, size and the number of people who use
them each year. It is clear that the three oldest underground systems are larger and serve
significantly more passengers than the newer systems.

The London underground is the oldest system, having opened in 1863. It is also the largest system,
with 394 kilometres of route. The second largest system, in Paris, is only about half the size of the
London underground, with 199 kilometres of route. However, it serves more people per year. While
only third in terms of size, the Tokyo system is easily the most used, with 1927 million passengers
per year.

Of the three newer networks, the Washington DC underground is the most extensive, with 126
kilometres of route, compared to only 11 kilometres and 28 kilometres for the Kyoto and Los
Angeles systems. The Los Angeles network is the newest, having opened in 2001, while the Kyoto
network is the smallest and serves only 45 million passengers per year.

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Sample Answer 56

The maps below illustrate how Frenton changed from 1990 to 2012

The maps show the developments that have taken place in Frenton over a period of
22 years between 1990 and 2012.

It is clear that Frenton underwent a dramatic transformation over the period,
becoming noticeably less green and more built up.

The only places that remained the same in Frenton over the period were the school
and the library. The playing fields in the south of the town , for example, were

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replaced with flats. Secondly, the houses in the west of Frenton were also made
larger and factories were constructed on the site. Furthermore, the café and the park
east of High Street made way for a hotel and golf course , while the theatre and
shops became a cinema and supermarket, respectively.

The bank, located west of High Street and north of the school , was converted into a
restaurant and the trees in the southwest of the town were cut down to make way
for a technopark. One further development was the expansion of the hospital,
located west of the High Street.

(175 words)

Use this book together with the instagram page @ieltsjournal

The instagram page contains lessons that show how to use the ideas from this book. You
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Task 1 IELTS Writing

Academic Training Module by Adam Smith
First Published in 2015


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