When to Draw Circles & Triangles on the IELTS Exam

By | April 15, 2013

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On the IELTS Task 1 Writing exam, you must write about the most important information in the chart. For example you should write about highest, lowest, similar and different numbers.

In this article, you will learn to write about information that is similar and different on a chart.

The table below gives information about the number of houses sold by Dynamic Real Estate Company in 2013.

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 Make notes on the chart to organize your writing, before you start.

For example, you can draw a circle, box or triangle around information that is similar on the table or graph. Also, you can write H next to the highest number and L next to the lowest number.
Look at the examples below.
 Writing Task 1 - Houses Sold - Dynamic - Writing about similar and different 2


House sales were similar in 2002 and 2003.

Dynamic experienced similar sales of homes in 2002 and 2003.

Sales figures were low in 1995 and 1996.

Both 1995 and 1996 experienced low sales.


1995 had the least number of home sales, whereas 2004 had the highest.

1995 had the lowest sales, while 2004 had the highest.

The first three years showed very low sales. In contrast, the last two years experienced a high number of house sales.

Practice writing sentences like these with more IELTS Task 1 charts & graphs HERE.

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