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Hi, I'm emma and today. We are going to be talking about
Task one of the writing module for the ielts
So again this is task one for the writing module of the ielts
It's in two parts
The first part is going to be something about maybe a graph
[a] diagram something something to do with having to write a report
to describe
What you see visually the second part is an essay
So we're going to be talking about the first part today
Okay, so the first thing to know is [that] you're going to have about 20 minutes to do task one
so this is [not] a lot of time and
It's going to be very important for you to practice this before you actually go [into] the ielts
For task 1 you have to write about 150 words
describing either a graph a chart [a] table a diagram or a
flow chart
You will be marked on four different things in this task
So this is something to keep in mind
You're going to be marked on your usage of vocabulary if you use vocabulary
Correctly and if you use a lot of different vocabulary you're going to be marked on grammar
You're going to be marked on your ability to do what they asked so for example
You need to write a hundred and fifty words for this
task [if] you write 120 words for this task, then you didn't really meet the task requirements and
Finally you're going to be marked on
Coherence, so
[do] you have in your answer and introduction and
a conclusion
Do you use words like?
first of all
secondly in
conclusion
So again there are four different things are going to be marked on vocabulary grammar
Coherence and
Your ability to do what is asked of you, so your ability [to] meet the task requirements?
Okay, so let's get started, so this specific lesson is going to focus a lot on vocabulary
What sorts of words can you use in this task that will help you to get the the top mark you can?
Alright, so let's get started
so like I said before
In this task you're going to have to describe what you see
this may be a
Bar chart or a bar graph, so this is what is known as a bar graph?
You might have to describe something like that. You may have to describe a line graph
see the line this one is a
line graph
This one that looks like a pizza
This is called a pie chart. So another [thing] [that] you might see on task one is a pie chart
[so] we have a bar graph line graph pie chart
Sometimes you may see two of these
You may have to describe a pie chart and a line graph or a bar graph and a pie chart
You may also have [two]?
If you don't get one of these you may get what is called a flow chart?
So a flow chart
shows how something is organized so
Usually it shows different steps so this might be step one this might be step two
Step three so it's a way to show a process [into] organized information, so you might get something like this, which is a flow chart
Or you may get a table, so this is just an example of a table
and
Depending on which one you get you're going to be using a different type of vocabulary
So there's specific words to use when you're talking about a bar graph there are different words to use with flowcharts with tables
Today, we're really going to focus on bar graphs and line graphs
All right, so let's get started
[okay], so now what we are going to do is talk [about] how to write your introduction and
Vocabulary you can use in your introduction for this part of the ielts
so when you present a graph
Like I said [before] you should have an introduction
The body of what you're going to say and a conclusion
This is going to affect your coherence marks. So you want to have an introduction body and conclusion
It's very important so a lot of students when they first see
ielts task 1 in the academic version of the ielts
They get really nervous. They don't know how to start off what they're going to say, how do you start off describing a graph?
So what I'm going to talk about now [is] an easy introductory sentence. You can use in order to explain your graph
So I
Have the sentence this line graph, so here's an example again of a line graph
shows the changes in sales between 1990 and 1996
So this is just an [example] now if I got a bar graph
Just change this word this
[Far] graph [I]
Could also say this pie chart
this table
This flow chart, [so] whatever
image you get
You can use this plus
the type of chart it is
Or the type of figure it is if it's a table if it's a flow chart if it's a diagram
So this diagram this pie chart this bar graph
This is almost like a mathematical formula. Just imagine this plus this plus this plus this
equals your introduction
your first sentence in your introduction
so this bar graph and
now we have a verb so
[shows] is good. What else could you use?
Well, you could use
represents
this pie chart represents
You could use this pie chart demonstrates
[this] bar Graph illustrates
If you're doing a table, you could say this table lists so like
This so what you want is you want a verb similar to these shows demonstrates represents?
Illustrates these are all really good verbs to use for your introduction
for the first sentence of your introduction, so this bar graph Demonstrates
Here we have a specific example
The changes in sales often [times] you'll be looking at changes in sales, so for example here in this graph
We have on this is known as the x-Axis
so x-Axis
This is just some more terminology about graphs so on our x axis we see years
1990
1994
1996 so we're talking about time
You may not see something like this, but there's a good chance you might get a graph [that] shows time on your [x-Axis]
This [is] known as the y-Axis
So why?
Yes
and
in this example on the y-Axis is sales in millions of dollars so if 300 million 200 million
100 million
you may get something completely different than this this is just an example, so
in here
So this and again, this is a line graph demonstrates the changes in sales
so if you get a different [type] of graph
In this section you just write what it is. So you write the topic you're talking about this pie graph Demonstrates
the differences between men and women in [terms] of
further education
Just an example
So whatever your Topic is
Or incidence of disease in [some] land. That's another example
So it might be an incidence
prevalence
So whatever your topic is you write here?
So this graph Demonstrates blank and in the last section you should write
Sort of the date, whatever, they're showing so if you're looking at years which is a good chance you will be
Here you would you could say between 1990 and 1996
This was different. Maybe if we were looking at
2000
to 2010
you could say
this bar Graph Demonstrates incidence of Whatever over a 10-year period
so again you can have between
the State and the [State]
from
Have a year from 1992
So these are just different ways to show time which will be located on the excess excess. Sorry
Okay, so again what you want to include in [your] introduction is
First the type of graph it is is it a pie chart a bar graph?
you want a verb such as demonstrate shows you want to say what the topic you're looking at is and
You want to talk [about] the dates?
Wow, what are you looking at exactly 2002 2010?
So the this is how you should start off your introductory sentence
Okay, so we've talked a little bit about what your first sentence for this
Task can be there are other ways to do it, but the way I showed you is a great formula
that's easy to remember and that will really help you with vocabulary marks and Coherence, so
Right now what we're going to focus on is some key terms key [vocabulary] you can use when describing
movement of a graph or a
Line a bar graph or a line line graph
okay, so let's get started, so
[usually] when we look at graphs there are three different patterns we might see
three different trends we may see
An upward Trend where it goes up?
we may see a downward Trend or
we may see
It remaining stable
So you may see multiple trends on a graph so for example a graph might?
Have an upward Trend reach a peak
then downward Trend
Or maybe it's a downward trend first it goes up a bit, and then it becomes stable
So how do we talk about?
Describing movement. What are some key words we can use
so when we're talking about a
upward Trend
Some of the words we can use I'll talk about Verbs first we can use increase
so
So we could call this an increase
We can say it went up
You can say it climbed
It jumped
It Rose
So notice when we're talking about
Describing movement on the ielts the verbs we use these are all verbs. What tends [are] [they] in
If you said a simple [pasteur] correct you want to be using the simple past when you're describing movement for ielts Task 1
so we can say
If this was talking about sales for example, so we looked at that example before
Sales and this is years, so we have maybe 2000
to 2010
We could say sales Rose
sales increased sales went up sales climbed sales jumped and then
We would usually say between 2000 and 2010
So this is talking about the the verbs
[but] we can also turn this into noun, so
Rise the noun form of sorry Rose is a rise
so for example there was a
rise in
2000
We could say there was a and increase
So this is one way to do it
so
If we have the noun here if we decided to use it in a verbal form we could say sales
Rose
between
2000 and
2010
Okay
So we've looked at when it goes up when trends go upward what about downward trends?
But are some of the words we use with that
So we'll start off with verbs
we can talk about a
decline
Sales declined you can say decreased
And again simple past we can say went down
We could say dropped
We could say plummeted if it's a very steep drop
Okay, so we can say sales plummeted, and we can also say so we have declined decreased went down dropped plummeted finally
slumped
So these are all ways to say it went notice the arrow down
[so] again these are all verbs so we could write [it] here sales decreased
between 2000 and 2010 sales went down
between 2000 and 2010 if we decide to use [a] noun
decline
We can say a decline
we can say a decrease a drop a
slump
so many of these also have a noun form
so there was a a
decline
say a
Decrease a slump and
so when it's important to note that
So here is when we're using the noun
here is when we're using the verb when we use the noun remember [its] there was a
Decrease Arise whatever in
Here we can actually write the topic in sales or whatever your topic is between and then we have the date
Or if we use the verbal form you have the topic
sales
verb and the date again
okay, so
[finally] the third Trend
Is when nothing happens we can say it remains steady?
You can also say it remains stable
Remains stable it remains steady, we can also call this a plateau
Plateau
okay, so there was
or sorry sales
remained
steady
between 2000 and 2010 sales
remained stable
there was a
Plateau in
sales between 2000 and 2010
Okay, so again when you do this part of the task you don't want to reuse the same words [again] and again and again
If for the whole time you're describing the movement [you] use [went] up
multiple [times] the
Sales went up, and then they went down and then they went up again, and then they went down again
The examiner is going to give you low marks on your usage of vocabulary they want to see variety
So try to memorize you don't have to memorize all of these choose a couple maybe use increased
Maybe use [Rows]
decreased dropped
remain steady
one thing I wanted to say as well with
Plummeted, [I] think I said this before, but it's a really
steep
Drop, so if the decline is like this that's not plummeting plummeting is a very steep drop
Now another thing we can do is we can add adverbs and adjectives
To our nouns and our verbs in order to explain the degree of change
So we just describe movement. Well, what else can we add here?
so races
So we can add words like significant
There was a significant increase meaning an important increase
It's a quite a big increase
we could say there was a
A
steady increase
We could say there was a dramatic
so for example if
We had to draw these a dramatic increase
Would be a very sudden increase that's another word
Sudden
We could say a steady increase it's not so dramatic
We could say a significant which is more than steady less than dramatic. Maybe something like this
So significant steady Sudden dramatic [these] are all adjectives
so where would I put it here there was a
We use the word increase which can be a noun
There was a sudden increase
There was a dramatic increase there was a significant increase we could also use these with the words decrease there was a sudden decrease
There was a steady decline
There was a dramatic drop
Although that one a drop usually is dramatic so it's better to use with decline decrease
so increase
So something like this will help your mark if you're using both adjectives to describe what type of increase along with nouns
[similarly] we can turn all of these into adverbs
Significant is an adjective if we want to describe it as a verb we say [sidon]
significantly
steadily dramatically suddenly sales
Talking about an increase sales increased
Or went up any of those verbs we learned earlier increased dramatically?
between 2000 and 2010
sales
increased steadily
sales increased significantly
[sales] increased rapidly these are all different words. We can use to help us in terms of our ielts score
So again this lesson has focused mainly on vocabulary
so we haven't really talked so much about
how to get good Coherence marks meaning your organization
So that will come in at a later lesson where we'll talk about how to write a proper introduction body and conclusion
For now this is focusing on vocabulary and how to get your vocabulary marks
The highest you [can] get them so again the main thing to remember is you want your vocabulary to be varied?
meaning you don't want to use the same where to get [and] again you want to have an introduction a body a conclusion and
also
you want to have variety so
There was a sudden increase you want to use now sometimes
maybe you want to also show you can use these words in the verb form
Again when you do use it in the verb form remember simple simple past
So for more information on this I highly recommend visiting us at
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Another great resource if you're planning on doing the ielts is good luck ielts
comm
It's an excellent website that will give you more information on the different types of tasks you [will] be required to do
So until next time take care
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IELTS - How to get a high score on Task 1 of the IELTS

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