Writing – IELTS writing task 1 practice

Writing skills for exams (IELTS, TOEFL, School tests, University entrance tests)




IELTS writing task one preparation must include understanding and writing about graphs, charts and tables.
To do this, the data that is shown in the graphs have been broken down into easily recognizable bits.

DO these basic exercises before attempting to write the full report.

Introduction to writing task 1

In writing task one, you get any of the following -a picture, Bar graph, pie chart, line graph, table and flowchart. The IELTS candidate is expected to write 150 words in 20 minutes.

pie chart IELTS writing task 1

pie chart IELTS writing task 1

Line graph IELTS writing task 1

Line graph IELTS writing task 1

Table IELTS writing task 1

Table IELTS writing task 1



flowchart IELTS writing task 1

flowchart IELTS writing task 1

How to write about the “increase, decrease or fluctuation” in English

writing task 1 graph - increase

Increase

1. There was an increase in the number of tourist arrivals.

2. The number of tourist arrivals increased.

Now write about percentages

1. The percentage of tourist arrivals increased.

2. There was an increase in the percentage of tourist arrivals.

Using the above type of sentences you could write about “increase”.

Key vocabulary

Increase – Rise – Go up

There was a rise in the number of tourist arrivals.

The number of tourist arrivals rose.

The number of tourist arrivals has gone up/went up.

Key vocabulary

Decrease – Fall – Go down

IELTS writing task 1 graph- decrease

Decrease



There was a fall in the number of tourist arrivals.

The number of tourist arrivals fell.

The number of tourist arrivals has gone down/went down.

1. There was a decrease in the number of tourist arrivals.

2. The number of tourist arrivals decreased.

Now write about percentages

1. The percentage of tourist arrivals decreased.

2. There was a decrease in the percentage of tourist arrivals.

Fluctuation

There was a fluctuation in the number of tourist arrivals.

The number of tourist arrivalsfluctuated.

Ielts writing task 1 practice graph-fluctaute

Fluctuate

Now write about percentages

1. The percentage of tourist arrivals fluctuated.

2. There was a fluctuation in the percentage of tourist arrivals.

IELTS Writing task 1 vocabulary exercise

Take this test to check if you can use the above lesson. Good luck!

IELTS writing task 1 free practice

IELTS writing task 1 free practice - Sample graph

IELTS writing task 1 free practice – Sample graph