November 21, 2010

7 Tips for Describing a Process or Object in IELTS Writing

Hello. When you're confronted with a question where you're asked to describe a process or object in IELTS writing task 1, remember the following:

1. To describe an object, mind its appearance, its main parts, and how it works. Avoid concentrating on the minor details.

2. If you find that making comparisons with other things would aid you in describing, then you could include them.

3. To describe a process, analyze the diagram so you'd be able to comprehend each stage of the process.

4. Time words and phrases help when you mention each stage. Use them to your advantage.

5. Likewise, use the passive, and present and past participle clauses in the descriptions.

6. In all cases, it is recommended that you organize your thoughts via an outline, or any technique you're familiar with, before you start writing.

7. Finally, always check if all the essential information from the picture or diagram is in your description.

Next week, we'll be starting to share some things that you should keep in mind when it comes to IELTS writing task 2.

Cheers. :)

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