IELTS Writing Task 1 - Process Example Essay 3

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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*This process question and answer were provided by a student. IELTS Achieve did not design this question*


The diagram illustrates the procedure of how to recycle worn-out glass bottles.

Overall, it can be observed that there are three phases in recycling used glass bottles, beginning with the collection of wasted bottles and ending with the delivery of newly created bottles.

First, wasted glass bottles are gathered and put into a collection point and then these bottles will be transferred to a facility where they are placed into high-pressure water tanks to wash out dirt and impurities. Next, the bottles will be arranged and categorized into three colours (brown, green and clear).

In the subsequent stage, the bottles are then delivered to a glass factory where they will be smashed into small pieces. Then, the process continues by putting them into a burning furnace with temperatures ranging from 6000c up to 8000C and then a liquid is produced. Afterwards, the recycled liquid glass and new liquid glass will be combined and shaped in a glass mould. Finally, newly formed glasses are filled with products and delivered to different supermarkets.

Word count - 171 / 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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