IELTS Academic - Graph Writing:
In your IELTS Academic Writing Task 1, you will be given with one or more graph(s) (i.e. bar, column, line or pie), table, flowchart, map or process diagram and you need to summarise the main information, compare data, show contrasts and trends, identify significant trends and describe a process. You should write between 150 to 200 words and the minimum word requirement is 150. You are advised to finish your report writing in 20 minutes. Always present factual data based on the diagram presented, and NEVER assume something, even if this is a common knowledge. Write in a way so that the reader (examiner in this case) can very easily follow the trends of the graph and understand the factual information regarding the diagram.
Useful Vocabularies and Phrases
IELTS Bar Graph|IELTS Line Graph|IELTS Table Chart|IELTS Flow Chart|IELTS Pie Chart|
20 Recent IELTS Graphs with answers
40 Difficult IELTS Graphs with answers
You will be allowed 1 hour to complete two tasks in the IELTS Academic Writing test.
The two parts of this practice Writing test are presented on two separate web pages. Make sure you move swiftly from one page to the next so that your practice is as realistic as possible. If you prefer to work offline, download the test paper.
In the actual test you will do your writing in an answer booklet.
The total time allowed for the IELTS Academic Writing test is 60 minutes.
Time yourself and allow just one hour to complete both parts of the test.
Task 2 contributes twice as much as task 1 to the Writing score.
Writing task 1
You should spend about 20 minutes on task 1
- write in a formal style
- write at least 150 words
Writing task 2
You should spend about 40 minutes on task 2
- write in a formal style
- write at least 250 words
Instructions to candidates
In the actual test you will be given the following instructions:
- do not open this question paper until you are told to do so
- write your name and candidate number in the spaces at the top of this page
- read the instructions for each task carefully
- answer both of the tasks
- write at least 150 words for task 1
- write at least 250 words for task 2
- write your answers in the answer booklet
- write clearly in pen or pencil; you may make alterations, but make sure your work is easy to read
At the end of the test, hand in both the question paper and your answer booklet.
Once you have completed both tasks, review your work. Download the model answers to see good examples of how to complete the Writing test.