com How the examiner assesses your Academic Task 1 writing The examiner will read your report and mark your answer according to the criteria below. Each column represents 25% of your essay mark. And don’t forget your Task 1 result is 40% of your final IELTS writing score.

Content Include an overview of the graph or process Select the most important data Use specific data examples Minimum 150 words

Organisation/Structure Use linking words appropriately and accurately, within and between paragraphs Use a formal/academic style Write well balanced paragraphs Logically organize ideas Use reference words appropriately and accurately

Vocabulary Choose the correct words for the topic Use the correct word form Use accurate collocations Use a variety of words Spell words correctly

Grammar Choose the correct tenses Use correct punctuation Use correct prepositions Use a variety of complex and simple structures Use comparative structures where appropriate

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