Updated: Jun 28, 2020
Many students waste too much time on writing task 1 which are then left with a lot less time to complete task 2. I would strongly advise against that due to the fact that it scores less than task 2 hence you need to spend around 20 minutes only and allow the rest (40 mins) for task 2.
I suggest to all my students to learn a few good phrases for describing graphs, pie charts, tables rather than cramming in every possible word.
Fell and then levelled off = dropped and then followed by a period of stability
Plummeted = plunged
Rose gradually = steady increase
Remained flat/stable = stabilization
hit a peak = highest point
dipped = slight fall but quickly recovered (dip in the economy)
fell gradually =steady decrease
Fluctuated =erratic behaviour
hit a low = lowest point
soared =rose rapidly
IELTS is all about following a strategy so you need to determine yours..
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