Info on one-on-one classes

How many classes?   Depends on your needs (Six is recommended)
How will you take the class?  Online (via Skype)
What level of English should you have? Minimum IELTS 4.5.
Recommended Level of English? Minimum IELTS 4.5
How much is the first class? 10 Euros.                                                      How much is a regular class (i.e. Second/Third Class)? 30 Euros.            How do you pay?  Using a credit/debit card or Paypal.

What will you learn during one-on-on classes?

– What to do to understand the graph/pie/chart/table/map/diagram                    – How to write the Introduction of this task (A model will be given)                    – How to identify and write the the overview                                                        – How to write each sentence in the body paragraph (Models will be given)        – What vocabulary to use to describe a graph, pie or bar chart, table, or map      – What tense to use to describe this task

Book an Introductory One-on-one Class

Thursday, November 16, 2017. Time: 09:30 – 10:30 AM  EST                                     Friday, November 17, 2017. Time: 09:30 – 10:30 AM EST                               Saturday, November 18, 2017.  Time: 09:30 – 10:30 AM EST                                 Sunday, November 19, 2017. Time: 09:30 – 10:30 AM EST                                Monday, November 20, 2017. Time:  09:30 – 10:30 AM EST                                        Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Time:  09:30 – 10:30 AM EST                       Wednesday, November 22, 2017. Time: 11:30 – 12:30 AM EST

Reasons to book a one-on-one class

You will prepare for IELTS with Kris. Kris is a former examiner with 20 years of ESL/IELTS teaching experience

Kris wii give you a model to follow to write the intro, body paragraph, and conclusion of this task

You will practice the model during the class. You will also complete homework at home to memorize the model

Kris will check your homework and will provide you with personalized feedback

Writing Task 1 (Academic) 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