On the IELTS Academic exam, Writing Task 1 requires you to look at an informational graphic and describe the contents of the graphic in writing. In this post, we’ll look at different IELTS Writing Task 1 samples to prepare you for test day. In addition to advice and practice, you’ll also get our IELTS Writing Task 1 Examples PDF with Answers for portable prompts and model answers.
IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 Samples With Answers PDF
If you want a print-friendly version of the IELTS Writing Task 1 samples in this post, click below to access the IELTS Writing Task 1 examples PDF!
Note that all the IELTS Writing Task 1 samples are model essays for a band 9 IELTS score. The line graph sample prompt includes a detailed scoring explanation. You can learn more about scores for IELTS Writing Task 1 by consulting the official IELTS rubric.
- Take a good look at our guide to IELTS Writing Task 1 paragraph structure. The guide tells you everything you need to know about how Writing Task 1 essays and paragraphs should be structured, with an example question and model essay.
IELTS Writing Task 1 Samples: The Major Question Types
Below are questions for each common infographic in IELTS Writing Task 1: bar charts, pie charts, line graphs, process diagrams, and maps.
IELTS Academic Writing Task 1: Line Graph with Model Answer and Scoring Explanation
IELTS Academic Writing Task 1: Bar Chart With Model Answer
Pie Chart with Model Answer
Process Diagram with Model Answer
IELTS Academic Writing Task 1: Map with Model Answer
IELTS Academic Writing Task 1: Two Different Types of Graphics
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Additional Resources for Writing Task 1
Now that you’ve seen some models for how this task is done, you should be ready for some real practice! Here are some resources from Magoosh that should help.
- Practicing using these commonIELTS Writing Task 1 and Task 2 linking words.
- Familiarize yourself with the test with IELTS Academic Writing Task 1: Ultimate Guide video, and use a Writing diagnostic quiz to assess your current strengths and weaknesses.
- Practice regularly with a free IELTS Practice Test. Make every attempt to create real test conditions when you practice. In other words, find a time when you won’t be interrupted. Limit yourself very strictly to 20 minutes. If you are studying for the paper-based IELTS, write your responses by hand. (And see these tips and tricks for IELTS handwriting.) If you’ll be taking the computer-delivered IELTS, type your responses.
For a video version of our practice test, click here!
- Use study schedules to help you find time to study and stay motivated. To help you organize your time, use this IELTS study schedule if you only have a week to go before you will take the IELTS. If you have a month, this one month IELTS study schedule offers more extended practice.
- Find high-quality study materials. We offer a huge collection of study reources for the whole IELTS Writing seciton! Don’t forget about Magoosh IELTS Prep which includes lessons on IELTS Writing Task 1 (and all other sections of the exam!) to help you prep smarter. In addition to many video lessons and practice essays, the 6-month plan allows students to get feedback and scoring on four practice IELTS Writing essays; the 1-month plan includes feedback on one essay. You can also browse more recommended books and resources!