Writing Task 1 (Academic) Preparation Course

Duration:  7 Consecutive Days
Attendance:  1 Webinar (60 –70 minutes) daily
Workload:  Homework (40-60 minutes) daily
Recommended Level of English: Minimum IELTS 4.5
Fee:  USD $99
Textbook Needed: None

Course Description

This course is suitable for test takers who need to score 7.0 or higher in Writing Task 1 (Academic Test). The course provides you with a model you can use to write the introduction, body paragraph and the conclusion of Task 1. First you are shown how to write each sentence. Then, you write and submit the following work during the course:
1) an introduction on Day 1
2) a conclusion on Day 2
3) a body paragraph on Day 3
4) a Task 1 Test on Day 7
You receive detailed feedback on the tasks you submit.

Upcoming Writing Task 1 Academic (AC) Courses

November 1—7,
Webinar Time: 8.00—9.30 PM. Eastern Time Zone (USA and Canada)

November 25 – December 1,
Webinar Time: 6.00 – 7.30 PM. Eastern Time Zone (USA and Canada)

December 11 – 17,
Webinar Time: 10.00 – 11.30 AM. Eastern Time Zone (USA and Canada)

Reasons to attend this Course

We provide you with a model to follow.  You memorize the model and use it

We check your work to make sure you are  following the model and provide you with expert advice

We answer your  questions and help you overcome your difficulties during live webinars

You attend the first webinar FREE. You only register for the course if you like the approach

Course Structure

DAY 1

Webinar Focus:

Overview of the format of the IELTS Writing Task 1 Academic Strategies to read graphs, bars, pie charts, and tables A model to write the first sentence of the introduction.

Homework:

Applying the model (Further Practice for Sentence 1 Introduction)

Submissions:

Write and submit by email the first sentence of the Introduction

DAY 2

Webinar Focus:

Overview of the format of the IELTS Writing Task 1 Academic Strategies to read graphs, bars, pie charts, and tables A model to write the first sentence of the introduction.

Homework:

Applying the model (Further Practice for Sentence 1 Introduction)

Submissions:

Write and submit by email the first sentence of the Introduction

DAY 3

Webinar Focus:

Overview of the format of the IELTS Writing Task 1 Academic Strategies to read graphs, bars, pie charts, and tables A model to write the first sentence of the introduction.

Homework:

Applying the model (Further Practice for Sentence 1 Introduction)

Submissions:

Write and submit by email the first sentence of the Introduction

DAY 4

Webinar Focus:

Overview of the format of the IELTS Writing Task 1 Academic Strategies to read graphs, bars, pie charts, and tables A model to write the first sentence of the introduction.

Homework:

Applying the model (Further Practice for Sentence 1 Introduction)

Submissions:

Write and submit by email the first sentence of the Introduction

DAY 5

Webinar Focus:

Overview of the format of the IELTS Writing Task 1 Academic Strategies to read graphs, bars, pie charts, and tables A model to write the first sentence of the introduction.

Homework:

Applying the model (Further Practice for Sentence 1 Introduction)

Submissions:

Write and submit by email the first sentence of the Introduction

DAY 6

Webinar Focus:

Overview of the format of the IELTS Writing Task 1 Academic Strategies to read graphs, bars, pie charts, and tables A model to write the first sentence of the introduction.

Homework:

Applying the model (Further Practice for Sentence 1 Introduction)

Submissions:

Write and submit by email the first sentence of the Introduction

DAY 7

Webinar Focus:

Overview of the format of the IELTS Writing Task 1 Academic Strategies to read graphs, bars, pie charts, and tables A model to write the first sentence of the introduction.

Homework:

Applying the model (Further Practice for Sentence 1 Introduction)

Submissions:

Write and submit by email the first sentence of the Introduction

Writing Task 1 (AC) Test Information

Task (Academic Test)

Academic Writing

60  minutes

2 Tasks

IELTS Task 1 Question Sample:

Writing Task 1

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. Write atleast 150 words

The graph below gives information about the number of refugee claimants in three different countries from 1995 to 2015.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Question Types

  • A Variety of Visuals used:
    • Graphs

      • Pie or Bar Charts
      • Tables
      • Diagrams/Maps
        • Combinations

Four main Criteria used to assess Test Takers’ performance in Task 1

Common Errors in Writing Task 1 Academic

Error 1

Starting to write without first understanding the graphic.

If you cannot read graphs, tables, pie charts, or diagrams it is very difficult to complete Task 1.

Error 2

Starting to write without reading and understanding the instructions.

Task 1 Question requires you to do something (e.g. describe, compare, contrast, and so on).  If you do not pay attention to task requirements you will score LOW in Task Achievement.

Error 3

Not writing an overview.

If you write a poor overview or do not write an overview at all   you will score LOW in Task Achievement.

Error 4

Copying three or more consecutive words from the question.

If you copy and paste three or more consecutive words from the   IELTS question you will be penalized.

Error 5

Not using figures to support your claims.

Whenever you describe a trend in the body paragraph (e.g.  increase, decrease) you should also mention the amount of change and the time when that happened.

Example: The number of international students attending George Brown College increased to 6,700 in 2015.

Error 6

Giving too much information.

Look at the given graph. It is wrong to  describe individual segments, such as “decrease from point C to D”; “increase from point D to E,”  and so on.  You should describe trends only.

Error 7

Not writing a conclusion.

Your writing Task 1 should have: An introduction One or two body paragraphs A conclusion.

Student’s Sample

WRITING TASK I (Academic)

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
Write at least 150 words.

The graph below gives information about the spending on child care in four different countries from 1995 to 2018.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Task 1 (Academic) Sample—A real test taker’s answer

The diagram provides data about immigration applicants who applied as refugee in three different countries (The united states of America, Australia, and Canada over a twenty years from 1995 to 2015. It can be seen that the number of rufegee claimants had un upward trend over last five years, although there were some fluctuation from the begin of the period 1995 until 2010 in all three nations.

To begin with, Refugee claimants in the USA, by 1995, the number of applicants was at the top in comparing to the other countries. The USA was the main destinations for many immigrants, while Canada as well as Australia had almost the same number of claimants during the same period (1995), Five years after, the number of refugee claimants had been increased dramatically by two points, meanwhile the USA immigrants had dropped significantly from 6.5 points to 2.5 point, while the Canada had insignificant change in the refugee applicants through the same period of time.

Since 2000, the number of refugee who applied to USA had raised progressively to end up at 4.5 points in 2015. however, the australian refugee applicants plummeted 2 points by 2010 and then increased again to end up at almost 3 points in 2015. Meanwhile, canadian refugee claimants had a remarkable grown over the last 15 years from 2000-2015.

Improve your Awareness of writing Task 1 Academic

Has this test taker copied and pasted words from the question?
Does this essay have an introduction, body, and conclusion?
Does this essay have an overview?
Is the test taker giving wrong factual information?
Is the test taker describing trends?
Is the test taker comparing and contrasting?
Is the test takers giving figures (i.e. years and amounts) to support his claims?

Assessor’s Comments

Band 6.5

Did you know?

Students who register for the General Writing Task 1 course receive detailed feedback on:
1) an introduction
2) a body paragraph
3) a conclusion
4) a full Task 1 essay