IELTS Writing Task 1 – Tips, Tricks and Secrets with Sample


IELTS Writing Task 1 is easy part of IELTS exam. Its very common to score well in Task 1. Here is few tips, tricks and secrets to Ace in both IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 and IELTS General Training Task 1. For Writing Task 1 You need  to write a minimum 150 words Essay on the basis of given table, chart,  graph (pie, line or bar graph),  or process.


IELTS Writing Task 1- Tips and Tricks

IELTS Writing Task 1

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Tabula rasa: An absence of preconceived ideas or predetermined goals; a clean slate. (The team did not have complete freedom and a tabula rasa from which to work.)

Rhetoric: the art of using speech to persuade.

Exotic: Introduce from abroad

Bizarre: Strange, Wild, unusual, Eccentric


Word Synonyms
Advantage Boon, Odds
Disadvantage drawbackhandicaphindrance, detriment
Good Marvelous, Gnarly,
Beginning Lay foundation for, trigger, prelude, rudiment
End Borderline, cusp, nib / neb,
Significantly Markedly
In order to So as to / so as not to
Consumtion Decay, shallowing, expendatour


IELTS Writing Task 1: Tips You Need To Know


AGREEMENT:  Furthermore, moreover, additionally, in accordance with, accordingly, in agreement, finally, for instance, for example, in exemplification, exemplifying that, factually speaking, and so forth, looking at the nexus between, in coordination with, along those lines, collectively speaking, indeed, undoubtedly, obviously, to be sure.
CONTRAST:  However, in contrast, on the contrary,in comparison, To put it into perspective, from a different angle, while, nonetheless, nevertheless, a catch to this is, as a hindrance, looking at the holdups
RESULT As a result, as a consequence, consequently, hence, thereby, finally, in the overall analysis, in hindsight, in retrospect, retrospectively, vicariously, the long term effect, as a short term result, significantly, as a major effect, effectively, heretofore, hereafter, thereafter, in short, generally, over all, concluding









Sequence  First(ly) , initiallySecond(ly) , begin with then

After this/that

Following this/that

Certainty  ObviouslyCertainly


Of course


Condition  IfUnless


Provided that

Depending on

Example  For instanceFor example

In particular

Such as


To illustrate

Reason  Owing to, due to, because ofThe reason why

In other words

Leads to





Writing Task 1: How To Start Writing


**The pie chart depicts ……….(what, when)

** The two pie charts, combined with the line chart, give an overview of ….



  • The evidence from the pie charts suggests that…..
  •  From the data shown on the pie chart, it is clear that…….



  •   However
  • in contrast
  • on the contrary
  • in comparison
  • To put it into perspective



IELTS Writing Task 1: Time based comparison:

  1. From……to

(The amount of sugar production increased dramatically from 1300 tons to 1100 tons.)

  1. Between………and

(The proportion of spending on cars droped slightly between 1900 and 2000)

  1. ……….to

(The number of male candidates rose to 1200 in 1996)

  1. …….by……..

The figure for local bus declined by 20 miles in 1990 (1980 – 70, 1990 – 50)

  1. Whereas / while

(Americans spent 7% on food in 1960 wheras they spent 5% in 1980)

(While the amount of rise production was 20 million tons in 1990, it jumped to 32 million tons after 5 years)

  1. The greatest / the largest/ the lowest increase was in 1980



IELTS Writing 1: Time less comparison:

  1. Whereas/while

Males in the UK spend 13 hours on cooking in a week wheras female spend 17 hours.

While A scored 120 rans in 5 matches, B scored 135 runs in the same number of matches.

  1. As much as / as many as

Males spend more than twice as much time as females on gardening, for example, they spend 40 hours while female spend 20 hours.

A eats 3 times as many mangoes as B.

  1. Compared to / As oppose to

The amount of sugar production in Bangladesh was 3 million tons compared to India where 1.5 million tons were produced.

Males in the USA had 326 thousand heart attackes as oppose to 36 thousand for females.

  1. More than / Less than

Students in the school A spend 5% more on watching movies than students in school B.

  1. Followed by ……..taking up

Followed by coal and natural gas, taking up 28% and 23% separately.

  1. Evenly

A and B evenly contributed to the remaining 12%.

  1. Versus

A and B are the two countries with the largest oil reserves – 20% versus 14%.



IELTS Writing Task 1:  Graph Writing 

Rise Fell
Increase Decrese
Climb Drop
Go up Went down
grew decline
Shot up Fall down
Remain stable / remain static / remain unchanged


The most common subject:

  1. The amount of        —                  Uncountable noun
  2. The number of       —                    countable noun
  3. The proportion of / The percentage of
  4. The figure for any situations
  5. It


Conclusion: From the information shown on the pie chart, it can be concluded that……


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