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Avoid adding your own ideas in Writing Task 1

When marking task 1 papers, I occasionally read attempts at giving reasons for any trends in the data, often in a ‘conclusion’ paragraph, such as why there was an overall increase in the number of people travelling overseas. Remember, as I mentioned in a much earlier post, conclusions are not necessary in Task 1. If you …

IELTS writing Task 1: interesting comments and ‘coda’

In a previous post, I explained that, unlike Task 2, the text you write for Task 1 must NOT include your personal opinions on the data or topic does NOT require a conclusion about the data Writing interesting comments You might notice an interesting feature related to a specific part of the data (i.e. too specific to go …

Does IELTS writing Task 1 need a conclusion?

Should you include a conclusion in your answer to IELTS writing Task 1? Not necessarily (it depends) – see below. Remember, the type of text you write in Task 1 is called an information transfer; the one in Task 2, an essay. Here are some important differences between the two: Writing Task 2 essay must include your own …