Unit 6: Task 1 IELTS Writing

Task 1 problems, especially graphs and tables, always have a quantity word. Take a look at the following example:

The graph below shows the number of books read by men and women at Burnaby Public Library from 2011 to 2014.

How to paraphrase quantity - example in ielts writing task 1

This word often appears after the word [cho thấy] (show/give information about), and it doesn’t have to be the word number, which can be similar words like amount or figures. These are fairly general words, and in some problems more specific words will be used, for example the following:

The chart below gives information about the UK’s aging population in 1985 and makes predictions for 2035

  How to paraphrase quantity - example 2 for ielts writing task 1

In the above topic, the word population (population) used in place of the word number, represents a more specific meaning. However, no matter what word the question uses, you can convert it to the following form:

how many S + DRAW

For example with the first problem, we can switch “the number of books read by men and women” Fort “how many books are read by men and women” or “how many books men and women read”. Similar to the second problem, we move “UK’s aging population” Fort “how many aging people there are in the UK”.

The transitions above, although they can be used in any situation and topic, are quite monotonous. To get a better score, you need to use a more descriptive word chart characteristics. For example, look at the following chart:

paraphrase in ielts writing task 1 - xample 3

You may have noticed, with the articles line graph, we will usually see a change over a period of time. To clearly express this feature, you should use words like progression/ development/ changes/ shifts/…

paraphrase so luong xample - ielts writing task 1

With the form pie chart, The data is presented in the form percent. So, this is a good opportunity for you to “show off” the words “distribution” as allocation nice distribution.

Post format column chart often have the characteristics of either of the other two types of graphs or both, so you can use the words given above depending on the problem. In the case of “so secret”, you can always use the word “the differences in”, because the column chart is always studied 1 data of many different objects.

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