In this lesson you will learn about Writing Task 1 and what is required to produce a good essay.

What happens in this part of the test?

You will spend 20 minutes writing an essay of at least 150 words. The essay should be written in an academic or neutral style. This essay is worth half the marks of Task 2 so don’t spend too much time on it.

What am I being tested on?

You are being tested on your ability to describe in writing. The task is designed to assess how well you can identify the most important information and relevant information in a chart, graph, table, diagram or plan. The essay is short so although you have to include relevant details, it is more important to give a well-organised overview of the information.

What do I have to do?

You may be asked to to describe facts or figures presented in one or more graphs, charts or tables on a related topic; or you may be given a diagram of a machine, a device or a process and asked to explain how it works. Sometimes the information is presented as a plan, for a building or street.

How should I approach this part of the test?


Please open the exercise to continue.