Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"
Jessica Beck
"Director of IELTS Training"

We had an interesting question in our course’s closed Facebook group:

I have a problem with the writing module because I am a technician specialist. I write everything in short and only main information. When I try to write Task 1, it’s always about 100-120 words. How can I increase that? In the end, all my ideas just end and I don’t know what else I can add.

IELTS Writing Task 1 has to be at least 150 words.

We recommend a maximum of 180 words for time management.

For IELTS Writing Task 2, brainstorming is the key here.

However, for Task 1, you’re not allowed to give your own ideas or opinions.

So, let’s take this step by step!

#1 Read more IELTS Writing model essay

See how native speakers and IELTS professionals accomplish this word expectation.

#2 Review the sentence structures 

In our course, we provide the necessary variety of sentence structures for all Writing Task 1 question types.


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For instance, this is a structure for Change Over Time:

Numbers jumped to 50 in 2010 before reaching an astounding apex of 500 in 2015.

Here, you can combine the descriptions for 2 trends with before +v-ing.

#3 Add descriptions

For every number you give in your essay, you need to label it. Tell the examiner why it’s important, and describe it using adjectives and adverbs.

In the example sentence above, the phrase  ‘astounding apex‘ is used.

You can learn more interesting structures and vocabulary about numbers in the Business or Finance sections of reputable newspapers.

What do you think of today’s advice for IELTS Writing Task 1?

Share your thoughts in the comments section below!


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