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IELTS Academic Writing Task 1



Try our fun, quick quiz to see how much you know about the IELTS Writing test.

Click on the links below for information on different aspects of writing task 1. I hope these will answer your questions but, if they haven’t, you can contact Total-IELTS via email. Just click on the email link below. 

IELTS Academic Writing: Sample Answers

The must-read page. Band 8.0 sample answers of different types of diagrams using real IELTS past papers.

Downloadable PDF copies for each diagram type.

IELTS Academic Writing: Grading

Essential information on Academic writing task 1 task requirements.

How your answer is graded according to the public band descriptors.

IELTS Academic Writing: Planning & Structure

Strategies & tips on how to plan your answer.

Organize your answer into clear paragraphs.

IELTS Academic Writing: Introduction - Paraphrase & Overview


How to write an effective introduction. The importance of paraphrasing and a clear overview. 

IELTS Academic Writing: Main Features & Comparisons


How to select and describe the main features of a diagram and compare them.

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