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IELTS Academic Writing Sample Answers

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1

Recycle Procedure


For recycling procedures, include the number of steps and where they start. Because it is a cycle that constantly repeats, you need to state this in your overview. Where there are a lot of steps, make a general statement, such as “There are numerous steps”


Main Features

Similar to processes/procedures, every step or stage is a main feature in a recycling cycle and you need to include all of them in your description. Paraphrase the labelled steps in the diagram. It is usually not relevant to include comparisons. You should use cohesive devices to describe sequence and addition. 


You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The diagram below shows the process of recycling bottles.

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

Write at least 150 words

IELTS Writing Task 1 band 8 recycle procedure

The procedure for reusing bottles made of glass is depicted in the diagram. Overall, there are a number of steps divided into 3 stages commencing with empty bottles and finishing with these filled with commercial products, on sale at retail outlets. 

Initially, in stage 1, the bottles are taken to a collection point where they are gathered and transported away by a truck. In stage 2, the bottles are divided into three categories according to their color after they have been cleaned using a high-pressure wash.

Subsequently, at the glass factory, they are crushed into pieces and then loaded into a furnace where they are heated at high temperatures until liquified. Next, the liquid glass is mixed with new glass material and poured into a mold which shapes it into a new bottle. In what is categorized as stage 3, bottles are filled with various products and finally transported to stores where they are placed on sale.

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Sample Answer: Recycle Procedure PDF

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