How many paragraphs do I have to write?

ScottsEnglishScottsEnglish Administrator Posts: 1,296 admin ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
edited December 2017 in IELTS Test
I received this email from a student today:

Hi Scott, my old IELTS teacher back in India told me that recently format for task 1 in writing had changed. According to her, now there are 4 paragraphs for writing task 1. Can you please let me know about it?

Thanks and regards


So, how many paragraphs do you have to write?  The answer is: each question will be different.  Although I have never read a good answer that was less than 4 or more than 5.

So, I guess the answer to the question is, a good answer will contain 4 or 5 paragraphs.  A typical answer will contain the following:

1. An introduction.
2. Descriptions of one or part of, a graph or table.
3. Descriptions of another part of a graph or table.
4. A summary statement.

  • For information about what to include in a Task 1 introduction go here.
  • For an overview of Task 1 go here.
  • For a sample Academic Task 1 answer, go here.

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