IELTS Task 1 Essay Structure

IELTS Task 1 – Essay structure #2

Posted by on February 16th, 2020 | 0 comments | cloze, coherence and cohesion, IELTS, practice, structure, Task 1, text reconstruction, writing

In a previous post we saw a demonstration of the ideal IELTS Task 1 essay structure, and here’s another example.

Remember, it’s a good idea to divide your text into 3 sections, and if you’re taking the paper-based test, leave a blank line on your answer sheet between each section:

  1. General introduction (“The graph/table/chart shows..”)
  2. Overview (“In general..”)
  3. Detail (“In detail..”)

Remeber also that in the IELTS test the first section will probably be only one sentence, the second section one or two sentences, and the third section one, or possibly two, paragraphs.

See if you can reconstruct three sentences corresponding to these three sections based on the graph given below!

Try to complete the activity without looking at the text!
The graph shows costs incurred by a company due to staff taking sick leave over the last 7 years.
In general, although the cost of sick leave was relatively low, and stable, during the first three years of the period, it has since risen significantly and is likely to continue to do so.
In detail, between 2010 and 2013 sick leave increased company costs by around $200,000.

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