IELTS Writing – part 1

IELTS Writing – part 1

Many students are required to sit an IELTS test in order to gain admission to University or College, including DIFC.

This September, DIFC is launching a new IELTS with Academic Skills preparation programme, specifically targeted at students looking to progress to study their Masters, so I thought I might share a few tips about Part 1 of the IELTS Writing exam.

In Part 1, you will often be faced with some sort of graph (like below) – a line graph, a bar chart, a table or perhaps a bar chart. To do well, you need to look at the graph and summarise what you think the main point is. For example, in the car theft line graph below, the main point could be: “Overall, there has been a very slight change in the number of car thefts, except for Sweden which has seen a steady climb in the amount of cars stolen.”  This type of sentence is often a good way to conclude your Part 1 Writing.

IELTS Writing Exam Example

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You also need to write about the main points in the graph. In the example above, the main points are the changes that have happened from 1990 to 1999. To do this, you will need to use verbs. The table below should be helpful (you can click on it to make it bigger). You can see that by using these verbs, you get really nice, accurate sentences to take about the line graph. Hope it helps!

This is just a snapshot of  one component of the IELTS Writing exam. DIFC has the expertise in preparing students for their IELTS examinations and helping them to achieve a University placement to progress their studies at top Irish & UK universities.

Find out how DIFC can help you progress your studies with our IELTS with Academic Skills programme and Foundation Year courses.