Using ‘that’ in Task 1 reports

The difference between reaching your IELTS goals and having to take the test again can often depend on a single sentence, and one of the most common errors in Task 1 sentence constructions is the use of ‘that’. Test your knowledge by taking the quiz below – just click the link to get started!

Video: Useful phrases

Narration: When writing sentences for your Task I essay, there are a number of useful phrases which you can use. For this exercise, we will use the bar chart on relaxation and hobbies. The phrase ‘the chart/graph/table illustrates..’ can be used for an introduction as it can give an overview and tell the examiner that … Read more

Video: Introductions

Narration: Writing an introduction to Task I. When writing an introduction to Task I, there are a number of points you need to consider. First, you need to show the examiner that you have a clear idea of what you are writing about. An introduction should be only one or two sentences long, and is … Read more

Summary of this lesson

In this lesson you should have learned… about writing an introduction to a Task 1 report some useful phrases for introductions and body paragraphs, and how to use them how to combine sentences into body paragraphs how to plan your time when completing your report how to quickly edit your work to remove minor errors … Read more

Essential vocabulary for this lesson

To complete this lesson, you will need to know the following vocabulary. When you are sure you know all the words, continue to the next page. GRAMMAR TENSE KEYWORDS REPHRASE GUIDELINE REFER TO EDIT INDICATION REPETITION ASPECT

Aims of this lesson

By the end of this lesson, you will know: how to write an introduction to a Task 1 report some useful phrases for writing introductions some more handy phrases to use when writing body paragraphs how to use the time you have most effectively how to improve your score by proofreading and eliminating minor errors