Start Your Writing Practice & Get Feedback.
Using the 5 step approach (above) and the band 9 model answer (vocabulary practice) as guidance, try to write an answer for the practice test. Chart 2. Changes to Maple & Stowe. When you finish writing, you can send your essay to the Essay Marking and Feedback Service to get a full feedback report, an estimated band score and a band 9 model answer.
*This course can be studied with or without video lessons, but you will learn to write faster and better by watching the teacher explain in detail how to answer the tasks in the videos. Also, remember that the band score you achieve will depend on whether you are getting feedback to your writing practice.
How to Prepare for the Test.
To prepare properly for the test, I recommend the following steps:
1. Watch the video lessons and complete the vocabulary practice for the model answers for charts 1, 3, 5, and 7.
2. Using the 5 step approach used in the videos, write answers to the practice tests (charts 2, 4, 6, and 8).
3. Get feedback to your writing. Send it to the Essay Marking & Feedback Service.
Click on Chart 1 to begin ...
Chart 1. Sample Question & Answer. Commuter Travel in Tokyo from 1960 to 2010.
For this column bar chart question, I recommend you do the following ...
Step 4. Write 2 body paragraphs.
When you write the body paragraphs, try to stick to the main features you selected in step 3. Also, make sure that you ONLY compare data from the chart. Don't give your opinion. Don't infer anything into the data that you cannot see in the chart data. Don't predict future trends because the question does NOT ask you to do this., and don't write about small details that are not important. Most importantly, make sure you MAKE COMPARISONS. If you don't, you will get a lower band score. Finally, when comparing data, use fractions, adverbs, comparatives and approximate expressions.
Important Tip. Because you will compare data for 2 charts in this question, try to write a contrasting sentence that makes a logical connection (based on the data that can be seen in the charts) between chart 1 and chart 2. For example:
" Even though more than half of all workers (about 56% average) in all
three countries worked in the private sector, less than a quarter of all
workers relied on privately funded pensions for their old age income ".
Making a contrasting sentence that connects data for both charts will make your answer stronger.
Part 4. Comparing 2 Maps / Describing the Steps in a Process (Tasks 1-8)
Learning Test Tips from Video Lessons.
The writing task 1 tips (below) will provide you with a deeper understanding of what is required in order to write high band scoring answers. However, it is definitely better to learn writing tips in context. Therefore, if you want to learn faster, you should watch the video lessons that highlight important tips while the different task 1 writing techniques are being explained by the teacher. Note: these tips refer to the Official IELTS Marking Criteria used by examiners when they mark your test.
Learning Test Tips from Video Lessons.
The writing task 1 tips (below) will provide you with a clearer understanding of what is required in order to write high band scoring letters. However, it is definitely better to learn writing tips in context. Therefore, if you want to learn faster, watch the video lessons that highlight important tips while the different task 1 letter writing techniques are being explained by the teacher. Note: these tips refer to the Official IELTS Marking Criteria used by examiners when they mark your test.
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SLIDESHOW TASK 1
Slideshow for Chart 1. Commuter Travel in Tokyo.
Below you will find 2 slideshows of the tasks for chart 1 (above). The first set of slides show the exercises in the free e-book, which are to be completed by the student; the second one is an answer key, which should serve as a guide to completing the 5 steps to writing successful answers. Before you read the answer key, try to write an answer yourself to chart 1 and submit it for marking and feedback.