Complete guide to IELTS writing task 1
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Complete guide to IELTS writing task 1

A step by step guide with practice exercises to quickly learn how to write a high band IELTS writing task 1 answer
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What Will I Learn?
  • students will learn how to write an excellent high band writing task 1 answer quickly and improve their general IELTS writing score
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  • Minimum intermediate level of English to prepare for the IELTS

The complete guide to write a perfect task 1 answer on the IELTS writing examination.

Many students find it difficult to prepare for the task 1 in the writing, most students have never summarized a graph before, but with this step by step video series you will quickly learn the essential words and sentence structures to quickly describe ANY graph !

Full PDF download included!


All of the course script is written in the course videos, this is to help everyone understand, no matter what their level of English


The course has clear simple strategies on how to plan your answer quickly and write an excellent IELTS task 1 answer in just 15 minutes!

In part 1 of the course  you will learn all about the key structures we can use to describe any graph 


The figure for / comparative sentences / superlative sentences 

there are practice exercises with sample answers in the PDF file 

you will study discourse markers and key word structures to describe trends 

In part 2 of the course you will see 4 worked examples, 

You will see a step by step analysis of how to plan and write a full task 1 answer

You will write 4 of your own task 1 answers in practice examples in the PDF

In part 3 of the course you will learn about other constructions and vocabulary 

you will learn new structures to include in your answers

you will learn how to introduce synonyms without changing the grammar

you will build on the previous structures you learned in part 1 of the course 

Who is the target audience?
  • anyone who is preparing to take the IELTS exam
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Curriculum For This Course
29 Lectures
Introduction and PART 1 of the course
14 Lectures 48:24

Practice 1: Key structure " The figure for"

Practice 2 : Comparative sentences

Practice 3 : Superlatives

Key structure to describe trends : "there was a "

Practice 4: Describing trends practice video

Trends practice video

four key steps to reading a graph quickly

Practice 6 combining the title and the trend

Combining trends and title with time and groups

Practice 8 Rewriting the introduction
Worked examples
9 Lectures 49:00

Worked example 2: describing time on a graph

Worked example 3: How to plan your answers

worked example 3 continued : planning your answer using factors

Worked example 4: discourse markers

Discourse markers: Linking ideas with opposite trends

Discourse markers: linking ideas with different trends

Discourse markers: Linking ideas in different graphs

Worked example 4: full answer
Other constructions
6 Lectures 14:13
Introduction to Other contructions

Other constructions 1: Describing the future

Other constructions 2: Synonyms for trends

Other Constructions 3: The graph shows

Other constructions 4 : difference

Other constructions 5 : Title+ shows/showed+ trend
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