IELTS Writing Task 1: Typical introductions (E)

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This post is about looking at IELTS Writing Task 1 introductions only.

A typical model answer for the introduction for the above graph is as follows:

The pie graph provides information about the most favourite flavour of ice cream of over 1000 students. The percentages show a clear dominant flavour. However, there are some differences in the other flavours for the group.

As you can see the introduction needs to have 2-3 sentences.

  1. The first sentence needs to clearly state what the graph is showing with all the dates and details:

The pie graph provides information about the most favourite flavour of ice cream of over 1000 students.

 

  1. The second sentence gives more specific details of the contents of the graph highlighting a simple generalisation:

The percentages show a clear dominant flavour.

 

  1. The third sentence leads the reader into the second paragraph by letting them know what information will be discussed next:

However, there are some differences in the other flavours for the group.

An IELTS Band score 6.0 would expect 2 sentences for the introduction, and a Band score 7.0 would usually (though not always) expect a three sentence introduction.

Always the higher the band score goes to the writing that shows a more sophisticated understanding of what to write rather than the number of words.

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