Task 1 of the academic IELTS writing paper asks students to summarise data, a process, or a map in around 150 words. Although students have 1 hour to finish Task 1 and Task 2, it is recommended to spend only about 20 minutes on Task 1. To successfully complete this short essay, students should look for trends and main points (not merely list what they see), and only use information presented rather than opinions or possible reasons.
Sample Questions and Answers
|Backpacker Destinations||Theme Park Layout|
|Government Income and Spending||Top 5 Industries|
|Refund System||Town Centre Proposal|
|School Lunches||TV Schedule Changes|
|Subway Expansion Plan||Water Contamination|
|Tax Spending||Water Filtration|