Academic Task 1 Writing Course

Introduction to Task 1
Introduction to Task 1 
Task AchievementTypes of graphic and what to include in your answer

How to write a Task 1 introduction

How to write an overview

How to use and compare data in Task 1

Coherence and CohesionHow to structure your answer

Linking words for Task 1

Focus On Different Graphic TypesProcess diagram

Practice: Process Diagram

Map diagram

Practice: Map Diagram

Graphics with predictions

Practice: Graphics with Predictions

Lexical ResourceTask 1 word formation and spelling

Vocabulary for surveys and ranking

Verbs for describing trends

Adjectives for describing trends

Describing numerical data

Describing periods of time

Describing proportions and fractions

Grammatical Range and AccuracyCommon grammar mistakes in Task 1

Advanced grammar for Task 1

Punctuation for Task 1

PracticePractice: All Graphic Types

End Of CourseEnd of task 1
Types of graphic and what to include in your answer
 15 minutes
In this lesson, we look at the different graphic types in task 1. This lesson has a video, but If you’re short of time, feel free to skip it and move directly to the text and quizzes below. Once you have finished this lesson, click on the ‘complete’ at the bottom of this page. Happy studying!
Lesson Material
You are assessed on 4 criteria. One of them is Task Achievement. Task Achievement refers to the content of your answer. In this lesson, we will look at the different graphic types, and what examiners information your answer should include.
Many students lose marks because they miss an essential piece of information. For example, writing about 5 countries if 6 countries are mentioned. If you do not include these key features, you cannot get above a band 4 for Task Achievement (see public band descriptors below). This often happens when students run out of time so give yourself enough time to do this task.
Remember, we recommend spending 2025 minutes on task 1.