IELTS Writing Task 1 | Academic

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The Basics

In task 1 of the Academic IELTS Writing test, we are asked to summarize the information displayed in a diagram. The diagram can be a chart (pie/bar/line), a table, an illustration of a process, a map or an object.
See below for an example.


​The pie charts show the spending habits of people in the UK in 1971 and 2001.

Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and making comparisons where relevant.

Write at least 150 words.

Academic Writing Task 1 Lessons

​You can see our answer to this task in this ‘Analyzing Pie Charts‘ free lesson.

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Academic Writing Task 1 Lessons

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Academic Writing Task 1 Lessons


Study how to describe tables with the lessons below.

Academic Writing Task 1 Lessons

Pie Charts

Learn the art of describing pie charts here.

Bar Charts

This type of task is similar to tables, but the data is displayed in a different way.

Academic Writing Task 1 Lessons


Processes tasks require you to describe the steps that something natural or man-made takes to be created, grow or change. Find out more below.

Academic Writing Task 1 Lessons


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