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Description AnactivitywhichdemonstrateswhatisexpectedofstudentsfromAcademicWritingTask1 byanalysingboththetaskandasampleanswer.Itincludesatimedwritingofthetask. Timerequired: Additional materials required: Aims: 70minutes assessmentcriteriaforTask1(onOHTorsufficienthandoutsfor students) colouredpens tointroducetask1ontheAcademicWritingpaper toclarifytheinstructionsandtoraiseawarenessofthetaskitself. tohelpstudentsunderstandwhatisrequiredfromtheexaminers pointofviewbyanalysingasampleanswer. topractisewritingananswerundertimedconditions.

Procedure 1. Handoutthesampletask1.Allowstudentstostudyitfor1minute. 2. Putthestudentsintopairsandaskonestudentineachpairtoexplainthebasic requirementsofthetasktotheirpartnerandwhattheyhavetodo.Theirpartner shouldlistenandseeiftheyhaveunderstoodthetaskinthesameway.Monitorand elicitthecorrectanswerfromoneofthestudents. 3. Asktheotherstudentinthepairtoexplainthemainfeaturesofthegraphtotheir partner.Encouragetheotherstudenttofillinanymissingdetails. 4. Handouttheworksheetandaskthestudentstoanswerthequestions17in Exercise1Understandingthetaskanddatainpairs.Whentheyhavefinished,elicit answersfromtheclassandaddanyfurthernecessarydetail. 5. Handoutthesampleanswer.Allowstudentstimetoreadit.Tellstudentstoimagine theyaretheexaminerandtogivetheirpartnersomefeedbackaboutit.Thenask studentsinpairstoanswerthequestionsinExercise2,Analysingasampleanswer. Whentheyhavefinished,elicitanswersfromtheclassandaddanyfurther necessarydetail. 6. GiveoutphotocopiesoftheassessmentcriteriaoruseanOHToftheseonthe whiteboard.Elicitfromstudentsgoodexamplesofwherethecriteriaarefulfilledby thesampleanswer.Correctandaddfurtherpointswherenecessary.

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7. Collectinthesampleanswerandaskstudentstowritetheirownanswer.Explainthat theyarenotexpectedtoreproducethesampleanswerwordforwordbuttousethe bestaspectsofitasamodel.Giveatimelimitof15minutes. 8. Askstudentstoexchangetheiranswersandgivefeedbacktoeachotheronthem. Encouragethemtousetheassessmentcriteria. 9. Handoutthesampleansweragainforthestudentsforcomparisonandtomakeany additionsoramendmentstheywanttotheirownanswer.Askthemtodothisin anothercolouredpen.Collectintheiranswersandmarkthemaccordingtothe assessmentcriteria.

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IELTSAcademicWritingTask1Activityanswerkeys
KeytoProceduresteps: Step 2: Students have to spenda maximum of20 minutes writing at least 150 words describing the main features of the graph, making comparisons and summarisingitintheirownwords. Step3:Thegraphshowsthreetimeperiodsandbothmalesandfemalesinfull andparttimeeducation.Themainfeaturesarethatthenumberofwomeninpart and full time education increased, as did the number of men in part time education.Theamountofmeninfulltimeeducationfluctuated. Step6:Theassessmentcriteriafortask1are: Task achievement in the sample task all themainfeatures of the graph are considered,nothingirrelevantisincludedandthereare179words Coherence and Cohesion The answer has been divided into logical paragraphsandusescohesivedevicese.g.while,overall,asfaraswomenare concerned Lexical resource the vocabulary is varied e.g. went up, rose, increased, women,females,gradually,dramatically Grammatical range andaccuracy there isafairly good rangeand accurate use of grammatical structures e.g. comparatives was lower than, adverbs (increased) dramatically, past continuous was fluctuating, passives were involved

KeytoExercise1 1. Whatfourpiecesofinformationdoyoulearnfromthefoursentencesabove thechart? Thetimeyoushouldspendtheintroductorydescriptionofthecharttheinstructionsfor thetaskandthewordcount. 2. Shouldcandidatesjustcopytheinformationonthequestionpaperfortheir introductorystatement? No.Candidatesshouldusetheirownwordsatalltimes.Wordsandphrasescopied directlyfromthequestionpaperwillnotbeassessed.Theyshouldtrytoparaphrasethe informationwrittenonthequestionpaper. 3. IstheinformationaboutHighSchoolstudents? No.Theinformationisaboutmenandwomenstudyinginfurthereducation.The informationinthefirstpartofthequestionwillhelpyoutofindoutexactlywhoorwhat youaregoingtodescribe.
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4. Istheinformationaboutoneperiodoftimeonly? No.Thereare3differentperiodsoftimerepresentedhere1970/71,1980/81and 1990/91.Youwillneedtocompareandcontrastthisinformation.Youshouldalwaysbe suretolookcarefullyattheinformationwrittenalongthesidesofthechart,table,graph ordiagram. 5. Doesthedatainthedarkercolourrefertofulltimestudents? Yes.Alwaysbesuretoreadanykeys,labelsorfootnotesunderthechartortable. 6. Dothefirstthreepairsofbarsandfiguresrefertomenonly? Yes.Makesurethatyouunderstandhowallofthefiguresrelatetoeachotheronthe chartortable. 7. Accordingtothetable,were200malesinfulltimeeducationinBritainbetween 1990and1991? No.Thenotealongthesideofthegraphtellsusthatthesefiguresreferto'Thousandsin furthereducation',sotherewere200,000malesinfulltimeeducationinBritainatthis time.Alwaystakecaretopresentthedataaccuratelyandcopytheinformationcarefully.

KeytoExercise2 1. Inthisanswer,doesthecandidatetalkaboutmalesorfemalesorboth? Both.Itisimportanttocoverallthemaininformationinthegraphandnottoselectonly onefeaturetodiscuss. 2. Doesitfocusononespecificyearineachseparatesentence? No,theinformationisorganisedaccordingtodifferenttimeperiodsineachseparate sentence,butthegeneraltrendsofthisparticularbarchartaredescribedbycomparing andcontrastingthechangesindifferentyears. 3. Istheanswerwritteninbulletpointsornoteform? No.Youshouldalwayspresentyourinformationintheformofcohesiveparagraphs.You willlosemarksifyouwriteinnoteformorprovidealistofunconnectedsentences. 4. Isthereaseparateintroductionorconclusion? Yes.Youneedtobeginyourdescriptivesummarywithanintroductorystatement. Similarly,althoughyouarenotrequiredtoexplainordrawanyconclusionsfromthe data,afinalstatementsummarisingthemaintrendsorfeaturesisanappropriateending tothereport.

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5. Howistheanswerorganised? Inthisanswertheinformationaboutmalesandfemalesisdividedintoseparate paragraphs.Eachsentencewithineachparagraphcontainsadistinctpieceof information. 6. Istherearangeofstructures,vocabularyandgrammar? Yes.Duetotheorganisationoftheanswerandthechoiceofinformation,thereisawide rangeofstructures,vocabularyandgrammar.Youshouldavoidsimplyrepeatingone typeofsentencethroughoutyouranswer. 7. Doyouthinkspellingandgrammarhavebeencheckedandselfcorrections made? Yes.Theaccuracyisverygoodinthisanswersothestudenthasprobablyrereaditand selfcorrected.Therearejustthreesmallmistakes: firstparagraphnotpresentperfectbutpastsimplestudiedasthetimeperiodhas completelyfinished secondparagraphspellingofapproximately thirdparagraphmissingprepositionsimilarto

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IELTSAcademicWritingTask1ActivityStudentsWorksheet
Exercise1 Understandingthetaskanddata 1. Whatfourpiecesofinformationdoyoulearnfromthefoursentencesabovethe chart? 2. Shouldcandidatesjustcopytheinformationonthequestionpaperfortheir introductorystatement? 3. IstheinformationaboutHighSchoolstudents? 4. Istheinformationaboutoneperiodoftimeonly? 5. Doesthedatainthedarkercolourrefertofulltimestudents? 6. Dothefirstthreepairsofbarsandfiguresrefertomenonly? 7. Accordingtothetable,were200malesinfulltimeeducationinBritainbetween1990 and1991? Exercise2 Analysingasampleanswer 1. Inthisanswer,doesthecandidatetalkaboutmalesorfemalesorboth? 2. Doesitfocusononespecificyearineachseparatesentence? 3. Istheanswerwritteninbulletpointsornoteform? 4. Isthereaseparateintroductionorconclusion? 5. Howistheanswerorganised? 6. Istherearangeofstructures,vocabularyandgrammar? 7. Doyouthinkspellingandgrammarhavebeencheckedandselfcorrectionsmade?

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IELTSAcademicWritingTask1ActivitySampleTask
AcademicWritingSampleTask1A Youshouldspendabout20minutesonthistask.

Thechartbelowshowsthenumberofmenandwomeninfurthereducation inBritaininthreeperiodsandwhethertheywerestudyingfulltimeorpart time.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, andmakecomparisonswhererelevant.

Writeatleast150words.

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IELTSAcademicWritingTask1ActivitySampleAnswer
Thebarchartillustrateshowmanymalesandfemaleshavestudiedinfulltimeandparttime educationinthefollowingyears:1970to1971,1980to1981and1990to1991. Itisclearthatinallthreetimeperiodsmorepeopleofbothsexeswereinvolvedinparttime educationthanfulltime.Overallthenumberofmeninfulltimeeducationrosefrom approximatly100thousandto200thousand,whereasthenumberofmeninparttime educationwaslowerintheearlyninetiesthantwentyyearsearlier.

Asfaraswomenareconcerned,thenumbersincreasedinbothsectorsofeducation.The numberofparttimefemalestudentsincreaseddramaticallyfrom700thousandto1.2million inthetwentyyearperiod.Theamountofwomeninfulltimeeducationwentupmore graduallyfrom100thousandin1971tojustover200thousandin1991.Thiswassimilarthe increaseforfulltimemalestudents.

Tosumup,thenumberofwomeninbothsectorsincreasedsignificantlywhileitseemsthat therateofmenenteringparttimeeducationdecreasedalittleandwasfluctuating.

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