IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 – Lesson 1 – Pie Charts

This post will help you to write a successful pie charts essay, there is a model answer for you to compare your work to at the end of the post. 

Remember that your essay should have a minimum of 150 words and ideally should be completed in 20 minutes

The writing task 1 essay structure should be as follows >>


Read the question below carefully, what can you see in the information given? 

Step 1 – Write the introduction

Write your own introduction of one or two sentences, paraphrasing the question, using synonyms where you can. 

Step 2 – Write an overview

Write the overview – start this paragraph with the word ‘Overall...’ and write one or two sentences which describe the main features of the information presented in the charts. 

Step 3 – Write the main body paragraphs

Write two main body paragraphs, going into detail and giving specific information about the charts. Remember to include data to support your findings. For example, look for the highs and lows and any major increases or decreases over time. 

Step 4 – Check your work

When you have completed the essay, check it for any errors, spelling or grammar. Then check to see if you have included linking words that connect the information together, making it easy to read. For example, using the word ‘Overall..’ at the beginning of the overview paragraph. You can also use words like – on the one hand, on the other hand, furthermore, however, in addition, finally etc.

Model Answer

To view the model answer for this question please click the button below >>

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