(Video) Can you pick the correct wording in this sample IELTS response for the Task 1 portion of the Academic exam?

Here is the question (recreated from an Academic Task 1 question seen in Wollongong, Australia) and sample response as they appear in the video.  Can you pick the correct wording for each scenario?  Please post your score and any other feedback you have to the comments section of this blog entry.

The following graph outlines paper and plastic cup production at a factory over the period of one year.  Write a brief report of at least 150 words describing the information depicted.

This graph shows the very volatility/volatile production quantities of paper and plastic cups over the course of one year.  No obvious correlation between the manufacturing levels of each cup type appears/appear to be present.

From 1.1 million units in January, the paper cup figure grows to roughly 1.7 million units in February before dropping to almost/modestly its original value in March.  It then climbs to just shy of 1.8 million units in April prior to hitting/hit a plateau of roughly 1.2 million finished cups during May, June and July.  This number falls steadily to less than a million to/by September and then jumps to over 1.5 million units in October.  Paper cup levels finish the year at a hair less than 1.2 million.

Equally unpredictable/irrational, plastic cups commence the year at fewer than 1.2 million units.  The months of February, April, June, August, September and December all hover at roughly a million finished products each.  Between these months, however, production values spike/dip to varying levels, the highest of these being in July at 1.75 million.  Total plastic cup production for the year appears almost/to be approximately equal to that of paper.

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25 Responses to (Video) Can you pick the correct wording in this sample IELTS response for the Task 1 portion of the Academic exam?

  1. Anonymous says:

    I scored 8; It is quite helpful. It helps in the correct use of vocabularies and indeed add to my pool of use of words. Thank you Ryan!

  2. Fawzia Alabdaljabbar says:

    Dear ryan,
    Really your lessons are very useful for me. You did your best to help students, and I very grateful you.

  3. Fawzia Alabdaljabbar says:

    my score is 4

  4. setareh says:

    Hi,thanks a lot.I answered 5 questions right.I need to say i have never used these vocabulary in my task 1,they were very strange for me.Any way thank again.

  5. Rasty says:

    Many many thanks for these useful lessons, actually I got 7 out of 8, I was wrong about ‘hitting’, I chose ‘hit’ because I thought that the verb after ‘to’ should be without -ing.

  6. Denis says:

    My score is 6. Primarily, I am practicing in General, but this quiz very helpful.

  7. Arnold Marzan says:

    I got a perfect score

  8. Ivone says:

    Hello, Ryan,

    This was the first time I visited your blog and I was surprised I managed to choose the proper 8 words. I think it was very useful and I will surely come back. Thank you!

  9. Pranav says:

    Hi Ryan… I scored 6 out of 8 and it was quite helpful and also learned couple of new words… Thanks heaps… 🙂

  10. Chinny says:

    Hi Ryan! Your website has been very useful. Although I scored only 6, that definitely means that I need to practice more. I’m looking forward to more of your tips and some sort of quizzes. It’s fun! High five!

  11. fathima shifana says:

    I scored 7.yes the task was very usefull.I would like you to post some more difficult tasks.

  12. Chokri Nesir says:

    My Score is 6…Really your videos and the planning of writing is very helpfull, Last time I got 7 in writing just by watching and reading you Esays
    Thanks a lot

  13. My Ryan ,

    This is the most useful ielts supporting tool I ever seen , keep going & good luck .

    My exam is this coming Saturday 17th march and I am shooting for band 6 in each skill .

    Br …


  14. Claudia Lane says:

    My score is 8.

    I’ve learned a few ways to express my ideas like “a hair loss”, “hover” and how to use “dip” and “plunge”.

    Thanks Ryan! This video is as always very helpful!



  15. Chigozie Onuzulike says:

    Thanks Ryan, its a good job.

  16. Pedro Lino says:

    my score was 6 out of 8. Really hepfull.

  17. Amit Pandya says:

    I scored 7, this is really helpfull in choosing correct vocabulary.
    thanks for posting such awesome videos.

  18. poponew says:

    Hi ryan TY so much…I scored 6 out of 8…

  19. mrs singh says:

    i scored 8 and found your lessons to be quite helpful.

  20. UnkownAldrine says:

    its quite easy to answer, I wish you could post a new one that is more challenging. nevertheless its a good tutorial thanks.

    My score is 8.

  21. tam says:

    My score is 6. What a great lesson with clear explanation for vocabularies!
    Thanks a lot, Brian ^^!

  22. Abdirizak says:

    Hi Ryan,
    This video was remarkably useful for me and i am going to practise writing task 1, and my score is 8 out of 8.
    Thank you so much for your assisrance.

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