What are the Different Types of IELTS Writing Task 1 Questions?

Today we’ll talk about the types of IELTS Writing Task 1 questions that you must prepare for before your exam.

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If you’ve been preparing for your Academic IELTS Exam, you’re aware that Task 1 is usually about numbers.

However, you need to be aware of all the possible question types, because you never know what you’ll see on test day!

Type #1: Change Over Time

This is usually presented as a line graph.

You will be shown data that changes over days, months or years. (Usually years!)

For vocabulary, you need interesting adjectives, adverbs and verbs that mean “increase/decrease + a lot/a little“.

We have all the vocabulary and sentence structures you need in our course, 3 Keys IELTS!

Type #2: Static

This is usually presented as a table. It can also be a pie chart or bar graph.

You will be shown data for one point in time, usually one year.

For vocabulary, you need interesting adjectives and adverbs that mean “highest/lowest“.

 

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Type #3: Maps

This is usually two maps, but sometimes it’s only one.

You will be shown a map of a town or building layout, most likely.

For vocabulary, you need interesting location descriptions, such as “top/bottom/north/south“.

Of course, everything you need for this is in our course!

Type #4: Nature Diagrams

The topics vary, but they usually reflect a natural process, such as the water cycle.

For vocabulary, you need to paraphrase as much as you can from the labels shown.

Strategies and examples for this type are also in 3 Keys.

Type #5: Process

This is usually a flow chart showing a manufacturing process.

For vocabulary, you need to paraphrase as much as you can, and for grammar, utilize a mix of passive and active sentences.

Strategies and examples for this type are also in 3 Keys.

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