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IELTS Academic Writing Sample Answers

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1
Natural Cycle


For natural cycles, include the number of steps and where they starts. 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 natural 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. 


Sample Answer

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. 


The diagram below shows the stages in the life cycle of a frog.

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

Write at least 150 words

IELTS Academic Writing Natural Cycle

The diagram shows the cycle of life of a frog. Overall, there are 6 stages in its life, beginning with mating and it is an ongoing process.

Once the adult frogs have mated, the female lays her eggs or frogspawn which are attached to vegetation, just under the surface of the water. After a period of time, the infant frog or tadpole that has a tiny body with a long tail, emerges from the egg. The tadpole subsequently evolves over time and grows hind legs and develops a bigger body.

The next stage of its cycle is the evolution of the young frog which has 4 legs and a much larger body that resembles the adult frog. However, it still retains its tail which, by this time, is a lot smaller than the previous versions. The final stage of its transformation is when the young frog evolves into a mature one that no longer has a tail and has fully developed legs and a body. This mature frog then finds a mate and the cycle begins again. 

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Sample Answer: Natural Cycle PDF

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