IELTS Writing Task 1 - Process Example Essay 5

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 illustrates the process and production of milk, cheese, cream and butter for public consumption.

Overall, it can be observed that there are eight stages in this process, beginning with the cows grazing on grass in the field and ending with milk and dairy products being sold in the market.

First, cows are released in the field to graze on the grass, and then they are subjected to a milking machine twice a day for milk collection. Next, the milk is being stored in refrigeration storage on a daily basis.  Following this, the milk is then collected and put into a tanker which then will be delivered to the dairy daily.

In the subsequent stage, the milk is being processed in the dairy into different milk products such as cheese, cream and butter, then the milk is then put through pasteurization and packaging. Finally, the milk and the dairy products are being delivered to supermarkets and shops for consumption.

Word count - 160 / 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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