Video: Processes

Narration: A process. The first step in writing about a process is to get a clear idea where it starts and finishes. In this example, we can see that the process starts with delivery and ends with the product being taken to the warehouse. A process is a little different to other Task 1 types … Read more

Video: Tables

Narration: Tables. Tables often show very specific data. In this example, we can see that the average age for males in Japan is 41.1 years. Because the data is often very specific, it can be a little more difficult to identify trends. With tables, there can often be more data than you will have time … Read more

Video: Line graphs

Narration: Line graphs. Line graphs commonly show data over time. In this example, from 1990 to 2006. With line graphs, it is also quite easy to identify trends – that is, the general direction of movement. In this example we can see that production increased, then decreased, increased again and then stabilised. In the IELTS … Read more

Video: Bar charts

Narration: Bar charts. A bar chart is divided into columns. A bar chart can show three different forms of measurement (in this case, different age groups, different continents and different number of hours per week.

Video: Pie charts

Narration: Pie charts. The total of a pie chart is 100%, divided into different categories. In this example, the categories are Australia, New Zealand, India, the UK and a final category called ‘other’. Each piece of the pie chart is called a section and shows a proportion of 100%. A single pie chart does not … Read more

Video: Task 1 instructions

Narration: Each task one type has the same set of instructions. The first instruction is that You should spend about twenty minutes on this task. You only have one hour to complete Task 1 and Task 2, so it is important that you do not spend more than about 20 minutes on Task 1. The … Read more

Essential vocabulary for this lesson

To complete this lesson, you will need to know the following vocabulary. When you are sure you know all the words, continue to the next page. INSTRUCTIONS ACADEMIC TRANSFER AIM CATEGORY LOGICAL LIMIT ERROR DEMONSTRATE COHESION COHERENCE LEXICAL PRECISION

Video: Introducing Task 1

Narration: The aim of Task 1 is to transfer information. That means to describe what you see on the exam paper. There are 6 types of Task 1 – a pie chart, a bar chart, a line graph, a table a process or a diagram.