IELTS Writing Task 1 - Process Example Essay 4

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 >>

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


The picture describes the production of coffee and the preparation for delivery into different stores.

Overall, there are 11 stages in manufacturing coffee. Beginning with picking up the coffee beans and ending with packaging and delivery for public consumption.

First, the mature coffee beans are picked up in the coffee field. After that, the collected beans are then dried under the sun and then roasted in a roasting oven. Next, the roasted beans are placed in a cooling area to lower the temperature immediately.  Afterwards, the coffee beans are then ground and then the mixture is later mixed with boiling water.

In the subsequent stage, the mixture of water and ground coffee beans is then strained and placed in a freezer to chill. Consequently, the frozen liquid is subjected to a grinder and arranged in a drying vacuum to remove its water content. Finally, the dried ground coffee beans are being packed in a jar and they are being delivered to different stores.

Word count - 163 / 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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