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Make the Most of Your 20 Minutes on Task 1 of the IELTS Academic

The fact that the IELTS academic writing test is only an hour long may be a relief or it may make the prospect seem even more intimidating. Either way, the trick is to manage the time allotted to you so that you can do your English writing skills justice; this includes carefully managing the 20 […]

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How to Describe an IELTS Map – Academic Writing Task 1

For task 1 of the IELTS academic writing test, you must give words (about 150) to visual information. You will be given 20 minutes to examine the data in the form of a graph, chart, table, or diagram and complete a task using the information. Illustrated maps are one form of visual data that you may be […]

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Useful Words for Writing an IELTS Graph Essay

Ah, the IELTS Writing Task 1.  Describe the key information in a graph.  I’ve read thousands of IELTS graph essays.  I will be honest.  For the most part, I find them dreadfully boring to review. The main reason for this is that the ESL student doesn’t vary their language or use a variety of synonyms.  […]

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