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IELTS Writing Task 1 Language Bank

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Key language for IELTS Task 1. For success on the IELTS, you need to use some good language. In this slideshow you can see some key language for describing overall trends, introducing key points, introducing supporting details, comparing data, approximating, describing trends. talking about time, describing a process.

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IELTS Writing Task 1 Language Bank

  1. 1. IELTS Writing Task 1 LANGUAGE BANK IELTSCHARLIE
  2. 2. IELTSCHARLIE Making an overview statement ● We can see from the chart/table that… ● The chart/table shows us that…
  3. 3. IELTSCHARLIE Describing an overall trend ● Overall… ● From an overall perspective… ● Looking at the graph/chart/table as a whole… ● One of the first things to note is… ● One thing that clearly stands out is…
  4. 4. IELTSCHARLIE Introducing a key point ● It is interesting to see/note that… ● One striking feature of the graph/chart is… ● Interestingly… ● Surprisingly…
  5. 5. IELTSCHARLIE Introducing supporting details ● For example, ● For instance, ● Moreover, ● More specifically, ● This fact is borne out by…
  6. 6. IELTSCHARLIE Comparing data ● There are twice/3 times as many X as Y ● In comparison to X, Y is… ● There are slightly more/fewer X than Y ● There are significantly more/fewer X than Y ● The amount/quantity/percentage of X is ____er than that of Y
  7. 7. IELTSCHARLIE Approximating ● Approximately ● Roughly ● About ● Just above/over/under/below ● A little less/more than ● Slightly less/more than
  8. 8. IELTSCHARLIE Describing trends ● The figures rose/increased/went up from…to ● The figures fell/decreased/went down from…to ● There is/was a steady/gradual/sudden… ● There is/was a(n) upward/downward trend ● There is/was little or no change
  9. 9. IELTSCHARLIE Describing trends: adverbs ● Dramatically ● Sharply ● Suddenly ● Significantly ● Steadily ● gradually
  10. 10. IELTSCHARLIE Describing trends ● There is/was a… ● …rise/increase between / from…to ● …fall/decrease/drop/decline between / from…to
  11. 11. IELTSCHARLIE Describing trends ● Fluctuated between ● Rose to… ● Dipped to… ● Reached a peak/high (point) of… ● Reached a low point of…
  12. 12. IELTSCHARLIE Talking about time ● From the beginning of this period ● During this period ● From then until March ● Between March and June ● …ending the year at… ● When/once/as soon as
  13. 13. IELTSCHARLIE Describing a process ● First ● Then / next / after that ● Before that ● As soon as ● until ● Finally
  14. 14. IELTSCHARLIE Describing a process ● The X is made/done… ● After X has been completed / finished… ● …Y is begun / initiated / started
  15. 15. THANK YOU FOR WATCHING! For more IELTS information, tips and resources, go to GO THERE NOW IELTSCHARLIE

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