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Writing task 2 sample/model answer (Cambridge IELTS 8 Test 4)

Posted by Grant Richardson, 28th May, 2019 Only a few decades ago, the world used to chastise America for having an obesity epidemic and all of the associated health risks. Now, we see waistlines expanding in places as far away as East Asia where people were once thought to have been blessed with the ‘slim’ …

Task 1 General Training or Academic – which is harder?

General Training Writing Task 1 (letter writing) can either be the easiest or the most difficult writing task for IELTS candidates depending on the question given and depending on the candidate’s background. Here’s why… General Training Task 1 requires an unpredictable message structure, content and language style This is because any type of writing situation found …

Writing Task 1: how to select main features and make comparisons?

For task 1 questions, IELTS candidates must: Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant. Here is an outline of the general steps you could use to do this for a graph, chart or table, followed by a sample question and answer: Steps: 1. If there is one …

How should I structure my writing task 1 (academic) answer?

A Task 1 answer for the IELTS academic module is typically expected to contain: introduction – a paraphrase of the description of the graph/diagram/map in the question overview – a summary of the data (1-2 observations about the overall trend(s)/process/changes, with no numbers). body paragraph 1 – detail paragraph 1 (with numbers) body paragraph 2 – detail paragraph …

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