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IELTS ACADEMIC TASK 1: How to describe a line graph
IELTS ACADEMIC TASK 1: How to describe a line graph
IELTS ACADEMIC TASK 1: How to describe a line graph
IELTS ACADEMIC TASK 1: How to describe a line graph
IELTS ACADEMIC TASK 1: How to describe a line graph
IELTS ACADEMIC TASK 1: How to describe a line graph
IELTS ACADEMIC TASK 1: How to describe a line graph
IELTS ACADEMIC TASK 1: How to describe a line graph
IELTS ACADEMIC TASK 1: How to describe a line graph
IELTS ACADEMIC TASK 1: How to describe a line graph
IELTS ACADEMIC TASK 1: How to describe a line graph
IELTS ACADEMIC TASK 1: How to describe a line graph
IELTS ACADEMIC TASK 1: How to describe a line graph
IELTS ACADEMIC TASK 1: How to describe a line graph
IELTS ACADEMIC TASK 1: How to describe a line graph
IELTS ACADEMIC TASK 1: How to describe a line graph
IELTS ACADEMIC TASK 1: How to describe a line graph
IELTS ACADEMIC TASK 1: How to describe a line graph
IELTS ACADEMIC TASK 1: How to describe a line graph
IELTS ACADEMIC TASK 1: How to describe a line graph
IELTS ACADEMIC TASK 1: How to describe a line graph
IELTS ACADEMIC TASK 1: How to describe a line graph
IELTS ACADEMIC TASK 1: How to describe a line graph
IELTS ACADEMIC TASK 1: How to describe a line graph
IELTS ACADEMIC TASK 1: How to describe a line graph
IELTS ACADEMIC TASK 1: How to describe a line graph
IELTS ACADEMIC TASK 1: How to describe a line graph
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IELTS ACADEMIC TASK 1: How to describe a line graph

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Full tutorial on how to describe a line graph for IELTS academic Task 1.
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  • 1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 5 10 15 20 25 FOR IELTS HOW TO DESCRIBE A LINE GRAPH © All text and images. Material cannot be reproduced without permission. Ben Worthington, IELTSPodcast.com Ltd
  • 2. 5 ACTIONS TO INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF PASSING THE IELTS EXAM 1. Sign up for free weekly tutorials and awesome practical guides. © All text and images. Material cannot be reproduced without permission. Ben Worthington, IELTSPodcast.com Ltd
  • 3. 5 ACTIONS TO INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF PASSING THE IELTS EXAM 2. FILL Your phone up with FREE IELTS MP3s. © All text and images. Material cannot be reproduced without permission. Ben Worthington, IELTSPodcast.com Ltd
  • 4. 5 ACTIONS TO INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF PASSING THE IELTS EXAM 3. Subscribe to the Youtube Channel. © All text and images. Material cannot be reproduced without permission. Ben Worthington, IELTSPodcast.com Ltd
  • 5. 5 ACTIONS TO INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF PASSING THE IELTS EXAM 4. Subscribe to IELTS Podcast on Itunes. 5. Ask for help if you have a problem: ieltspodcast-at-gmail.com © All text and images. Material cannot be reproduced without permission. Ben Worthington, IELTSPodcast.com Ltd
  • 6. ● How to write a description of a line graph on exam day. ● Group the information, choose the content. ● Introduction ● Summary ● 5 Tips PART 1: HOW TO DESCRIBE A LINE GRAPH © All text and images. Material cannot be reproduced without permission. Ben Worthington, IELTSPodcast.com Ltd
  • 7. PART 2: WHAT YOU NEED TO DESCRIBE A LINE GRAPH● Active – Passive ● Adverbs ● Verbs ● Nouns ● Phrases for the introduction. ● Phrases for summaries. ● Phrases for change. © All text and images. Material cannot be reproduced without permission. Ben Worthington, IELTSPodcast.com Ltd
  • 8. 1. GROUP THE INFORMATION ● Decide what will be in each paragraph 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 5 10 15 20 25 Sainsbury's Tesco Asda Morrisons Co-op © All text and images. Material cannot be reproduced without permission. Ben Worthington, IELTSPodcast.com Ltd UK Supermarket Sales between 2001-09 in £ Million
  • 9. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 5 10 15 20 25 Sainsbury's Tesco Asda Morrisons Co-op 1. GROUP THE INFORMATION ● Main body paragraph 1: Sainsbury's and Tesco broadly similar, Tesco outperformed Sainsbury's, large spike in in 2002. ● Main body paragraph 2: Asda and Morrison's grew, but not as much, levelled off around 2004, then grew steadily again. Co-op unique; climbed, stabilised, then sank. ● Decide what will be in each paragraph © All text and images. Material cannot be reproduced without permission. Ben Worthington, IELTSPodcast.com Ltd
  • 10. 1. PLAN THE REPORT My rough report plan: ● Main body paragraph 1: Sainsbury's and Tesco broadly similar, Tesco outperformed Sainsbury's, large spike in 2002. ● Main body paragraph 2: Asda and Morrison's grew, but not as much, levelled off around 2004, then grew steadily again. Co-op unique; climbed, stabilised, then sank. © All text and images. Material cannot be reproduced without permission. Ben Worthington, IELTSPodcast.com Ltd
  • 11. 1. INTRODUCTIONS ● Use a sentence which describes the graph and the general idea. ● From the line graph it is clear that the majority of the UK supermarkets saw sales grow over the ten year period. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 5 10 15 20 25 Sainsbury's Tesco Asda Morrisons Co-op © All text and images. Material cannot be reproduced without permission. Ben Worthington, IELTSPodcast.com Ltd
  • 12. 1. SUMMARY 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 5 10 15 20 25 Sainsbury's Tesco Asda Morrisons Co-op ● Explain the general idea of the graph (again!) but with a little more detail. ● Overall it is clear that Tesco and Sainsbury's increased sales the most, followed by Asda and Morrision's, the Co-op undoubtedly performed the worst. © All text and images. Material cannot be reproduced without permission. Ben Worthington, IELTSPodcast.com Ltd
  • 13. 1. PROCESS ● Step 1: Identify the information, group it, build your body paragraph 1 and 2, write a rough plan. ● Step 2: Write introduction (describe briefly what is the graph and the general idea). ● Step 3: Write body paragraphs (FOLLOW the plan written before). ● Step 4: Write summary, include the maximum and the minimums, and the exceptions. © All text and images. Material cannot be reproduced without permission. Ben Worthington, IELTSPodcast.com Ltd
  • 14. 5 TIPS © All text and images. Material cannot be reproduced without permission. Ben Worthington, IELTSPodcast.com Ltd ● Your opinion is not necessary ● Make sure the subject and verb agree ● Avoid basic words like BIG, SMALL, GOOD, ● A topic sentence is not necessary in the introduction, ● In the final paragraph use 'Overall...' -don't use 'To conclude...'.
  • 15. PART 2: WHAT YOU NEED TO DESCRIBE A LINE GRAPH © All text and images. Material cannot be reproduced without permission. Ben Worthington, IELTSPodcast.com Ltd
  • 16. ACTIVE TO PASSIVE Sales crashed to new levels The sales rose quickly Employment fell drastically © All text and images. Material cannot be reproduced without permission. Ben Worthington, IELTSPodcast.com Ltd
  • 17. ACTIVE TO PASSIVE Sales crashed to new levels There was a crash to new levels in sales The sales rose quickly There was a quick rise in the sales Employment fell drastically There was a drastic fall in employment © All text and images. Material cannot be reproduced without permission. Ben Worthington, IELTSPodcast.com Ltd
  • 18. PASSIVE TO ACTIVE There was an incredible decrease in output In 2010 there was a plunge in turnover After the crisis there was a crash in profit Last year there were two rises in annual income © All text and images. Material cannot be reproduced without permission. Ben Worthington, IELTSPodcast.com Ltd
  • 19. PASSIVE TO ACTIVE There was an incredible decrease in output Output decreased incredibly In 2010 there was a plunge in turnover Turnover plunged in 2010 After the crisis there was a crash in profit Profit crashed after the crisis Last year there were two rises in annual income Annual income rose twice last year © All text and images. Material cannot be reproduced without permission. Ben Worthington, IELTSPodcast.com Ltd
  • 20. ADVERBS It is clear the trend is downward... It is evident that sales dropped in the first quarter... It is surprising that sales rose after a steady decline... © All text and images. Material cannot be reproduced without permission. Ben Worthington, IELTSPodcast.com Ltd
  • 21. ADVERBS It is clear the trend is downward... Clearly the trend is downward... It is evident that sales dropped in the first quarter... Evidently sales in the first quarter dropped .. It is surprising that sales rose after a steady decline... *Surprisingly sales rose after a steady decline... *USE WITH CAUTION (Don't place your opinion.)
  • 22. TIME EXPESSIONS Over the period _________ to ________ Over a five year period... Throughout the 1980s... The period from 1944 to 1999 witnessed... ...after that...
  • 23. USEFUL VERBS plunge stabilize rocket crash remain stable soar tumble remain constant surge sink level off leap fall drop fluctuate decline
  • 24. PHRASES TO USE FOR THE INTRODUCTION © All text and images. Material cannot be reproduced without permission. Ben Worthington, IELTSPodcast.com Ltd ● From the graph it is clear... ● As can be seen from the line graph... ● As is shown by the table... ● As is illustrated by the pie chart...
  • 25. EXERCISE © All text and images. Material cannot be reproduced without permission. Ben Worthington, IELTSPodcast.com Ltd MATCH THE DESCRIPTIONS TO THE DRAWINGS 1. The investment levels rose suddenly. 2. The sales of our products fell slightly in the final quarter. 3. The Research and Development budget has stabilized over the past few years. 4. At the end of the first year, sales stood at 50 per cent of the present level. 5. The price reached a peak before falling a little and then maintaining the same level. 6. There has been a steady increase in costs over several years. 7. The sudden collapse in share prices came shortly after June. 8. The value of the shares has shown a steady decline.
  • 26. EXERCISE © All text and images. Material cannot be reproduced without permission. Ben Worthington, IELTSPodcast.com Ltd
  • 27. 5 ACTIONS TO INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF PASSING THE IELTS EXAM 1. Sign up HERE for free weekly tutorials and awesome practical guides. 2. FILL Your phone up with FREE IELTS MP3s. 3. Subscribe to the Youtube Channel. 4. Subscribe to the Itunes podcast 5. Ask for help if you have a problem: ieltspodcast- at-gmail.com © All text and images. Material cannot be reproduced without permission. Ben Worthington, IELTSPodcast.com Ltd
  • 28. GO TO IELTSPODCAST.COM AND SIGN UP TO RECIEVE WEEKLY TIPS AND HELP© All text and images. Material cannot be reproduced without permission. Ben Worthington, IELTSPodcast.com Ltd

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