Useful tips and vocabulary to describe a graph or chart in IELTS Writing Task 1

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Useful tips and vocabulary to describe a graph or chart in IELTS Writing Task 1

1. How to write the introduction

  • One sentence is enough for the introduction.
  • Replace words in the general statement with synonyms or paraphrases where you can.
  • If you cannot quickly write your introduction in your own words, do not waste time.
    Write out the words in the rubric, but remember to change them later.
  • Use one of the following four prompts to help you write an introduction:

–  The graph shows/illustrates the trends in … between .. and…

– The graph gives/provides/reveals/presents information about (the differences/changes …)

– The graph shows that (there is a number of differences between…)

– The graph shows/illustrates how the sales have differed/changed…

  • Vary noun phrases, e.g. sales/purchases of different cars: sales/purchases of private vehicles, the number of various types of cars sold/purchased, the number of various types of cars sold/purchased, car sales/purchases.
  • Use general words for the introduction: information, data, difference(s), similarities,
    changes, trends, results, numbers, percentages, figures, statistics, breakdown.

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