In order to get a band 7+, the first line of your introduction must give the reader the basic information about the data, process or map.
The best way to start the introduction is to paraphrase (write in your own way) the information in the rubric (the statement written on the question paper).
In this class we are going to:
- Learn to paraphrase the rubric for task 1
- Learn synonyms for commonly occurring words in task 1 rubric
How do I paraphrase the information about the graph?
‘The graph below shows population figures for India and China since the year 2000 and predicted population growth up until 2050.’
‘The graph illustrates how the populations of India and China have changed from 2000 and how they will continue to grow up to 2050.’
- Instead of ‘shows’, the verb ‘illustrates’ is used.
- Instead of ‘population figures’, ‘population’ is used.
- Instead of ‘since’, ‘from’ is used.
- Instead of ‘predicted’, ‘will’ is used to show prediction.
Some phrases such as ‘India and China’ and the dates ‘2000’ and ‘2050’ cannot be changed. It is fine to keep these key words the same.
Match the synonyms
can be used instead of giving a list or number of countries.
…the process by which ____ is produced
can be used to introduce what is produced in a process diagram
…in two separate years
can be used when the graph/chart/table has data on two different years
Practice using this language next time you write your paraphrase for your writing task 1. Want to find out more about how to write a high band task 1 essay?Check out more of our articles on this topic!