Academic IELTS Task 1 model answer 1 – Publishing a book

Academic IELTS Task 1 model answer 1 – Publishing a book. This is a Band 9.0 (top score) model answer.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

Academic IELTS Task 1 model answer 1 - Publishing a book

The diagram below shows the process of publishing a book.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Write at least 150 words.


The diagram illustrates the process of developing a manuscript into a published book.

The process begins with the initial writing, which is then sent to a publishing house for assessment. If necessary the material is then returned for revisions by the writer and this cycle of the process is repeated until it passes the assessment stage.

Following that, the project is discussed in pre-production meetings. Once a schedule has been arranged, a team is brought together for production, and the work is edited and produced in galley stage. The next step is to send this to the editor and the writer, following which illustrations are commissioned and the work is checked by the author and editor. This is then converted into first page proofs which are once again checked by both the editor and author before moving on to second page proofs.

The process is concluded when these proofs are sent to the printer.

(154 words)


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1 thought on “Academic IELTS Task 1 model answer 1 – Publishing a book”

  1. The diagram depicts the steps of how a book is made from the first writing to when it goes for publication.

    First the author works on the the project which when accepted by a publishing house is assessed and sent to pre-productions meetings if deem fit other stages are put in place for the project else the author has to work on the manuscripts and repeat the process again.

    The pre-production meetings leads to establishing publishing schedules and assembling a production team, the book is then edited and produced in a galley stage, checked by the author and editor, illustrations may need to be commissioned with editions and checks before the first page proofs is done another check by the author and the second page proof and finally the book can be sent to the printer.

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