Skills for IELTS Writing Module
You need to spend 2-3 minutes working out exactly what you are going to do. You should pay attention to the following points:
Study the question carefully. Most Task 1 writing involves writing a report which describes some information given. You may wish to note the instructions with a high-lighting pen.
Think carefully about the topic. Outline some pertinent points.
Ensure that your ideas are arranged logically.
When writing a Task 1 report, include: introductory sentence, general trend sentence, body paragraphs (1-3), concluding sentence (optional).
The introductory sentence explains what you are describing.
e.g.: The table compares the population growth and interstate migration in each Australian state for 12 months to the end of 1994.
e.g.: The graph shows the growth of computers in Australia between 1975 and 1995.
e.g.: The pie chart represents the proportion of gases contained in natural gas.
When discussing the date presented in the task, identify significant trends and give examples that relate directly to the given information to support your statements. If you are explaining a process or an object and how it works, you need to group your information so that it follows a definite logical order.
Remember that the use of verbs expressed in the present passive voice is often appropriate when giving a description of a process or procedure.
e.g.: Coffee beans are pulped to remove their casing. They are then soaked in water, rinsed thoroughly and dried. After the beans are sorted, they are roasted in a kiln and blended. Next, they are packed and dispatched to shops and supermarkets.
Concluding sentence (optional)
A simple concluding statement could include any of the following, where relevant: significant comments, a potential solution, an overall summary of the ideas, future implications.
Make sure that you have followed the instructions carefully. Be sure that you have written what you intended and that no important ideas are missing.
In the last few minutes, check for obvious errors, such as spelling or grammatical errors.（来源：考试吧）