Academic IELTS Task 1: How to start your answer.

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edited August 2016 in IELTS Test
Starting your IELTS Academic Task 1 answer is easy because it's already written for you!

The problem is, you must not copy the writing word-for-word, instead you must paraphrase it.

Paraphrase means to state the same thing but in a different way.

Consider this Task 1 introduction & question:

Your first task is to paraphrase the introduction.  This side-by-side comparison will hopefully make it easy for you to see how it's done...

Original

Paraphrase

The charts below show

The bar graphs show

what UK graduate and post graduate students

what graduate and post-graduate students from the UK

who did not go in to full-time work did after leaving college

did after obtaining their degree.

in 2008.

The year covered is 2008.


TASK:

Study the following IELTS Academic Task 1 introduction and paraphrase it in the comment boxes below:
The charts below give information about USA marriage and divorce rates between 1970 and 2000, and the marital status of adult Americans in two of the years.


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