IELTS Writing Task 1 - Process Example Essay 2

In this post, we will look at a Writing Task 1 Academic process essay example from the IELTS writing task 1 Academic Test. Students often ask if the questions are repeated year after year and the answer is no, but the type of chart, graph or process can be.

There are so many questions written each year, you may find you practice answering various questions on different topics. It is best practice to learn how to answer each one of the various types of writing task 1 questions, from bar charts, line graphs, maps, process etc.

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Take a look at the IELTS Writing Task 1 Academic essay example below >>

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The picture shows the procedure of how to create bricks to be used in construction.

Overall, it can be observed that there are eight stages in the process, beginning with the digging of clay by the digger and ending with the bricks being delivered to different building sites.

To begin with, clay is collected by a bulldozer and then taken to a metal grid with a roller to press the clay and to incorporate sand and water. After this, the processed clay will then be subjected to a moulder or a wire cutter machine to form the clay into bricks.

In the subsequent stage, the newly formed brick will be placed in a drying oven where it will stay for about 24-48 hours.  Next, the bricks will rest in two different chambers with temperatures ranging from 200 0C-9800C (1st chamber) and 8700C- 13000C ( 2nd chamber) respectively. Afterwards, the bricks will be exposed to a cooling chamber for about 48-72 hours and then later will be packed. Finally, the bricks are then stored and delivered to different construction sites.

Word count - 179 / Band score 8


  • Task Achievement - The answer provides a paraphrased question, to begin with, followed by an overview that gives the reader key information.    
  • Coherence and Cohesion - The answer has been divided into clear logical paragraphs.      
  • Lexical Resource - There is evidence of paraphrasing, synonyms and some less common words. 
  • Grammatical Range and Accuracy - The answer has no grammatical errors. The sentences are mainly made up of multiple clauses and have a variety of structures. 

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