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IELTS Academic Writing Sample Answers

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1
Describe a Flowchart
task 1

Watch the video on how to answer describing a flowchart.












For flowcharts, include the number of steps. Because the procedure has several possible directions, you don’t need to count the number of steps. Rather, you can say, “there are several/numerous steps”. You should also include where the procedure starts and finishes, including the different possible endings. 


Main Features

Similar to processes/procedures, every step or stage is a main feature in a flow chart and you need to include all of them in your description. Paraphrase the labelled steps in the diagram. You should use cohesive devices to describe sequence and addition.

Making comparisons are sometimes relevant for flowcharts when there are alternative directions the procedure can take according to the information in the diagram 


Sample Answer

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The diagram shows the procedure for university entry for high school graduates.

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

Write at least 150 words

IELTS Writing Describing Flow Charts

Illustrated in the flowchart is the procedure which students, who have graduated from high school, follow when applying for a college course. Overall, there are several steps commencing with high school graduation and ending with either rejection of the application or successfully entering university.

Once the application form has been downloaded and completed by high school graduates, it is forwarded to the university admin department where there are 3 possible outcomes. If it is rejected, it will either be cancelled, or the applicant can apply for a different course and resubmit their alternate application to the same department. 

Alternatively, when the form is provisionally accepted, after a 2-week consideration period, the applicant is required to gather and provide additional documents to support their application and then submit these to the college. Once candidates are accepted, at the end of a fourteen-day appraisal, they can complete their registration with the Dean, after they have chosen their preferred subjects and then they finally join the college. 

164 words

Sample: Flowchart PDF

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