IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 Line Graph

Tips

IELTS tips and tricks by sir sm imran

Some useful words and sentences

when your graph going up

  • increase – increases – increased
  • incline – inclines – inclined
  • rise – rises – rose – risen
  • grow – grows – grew – grown
  • go up – goes up – went up – gone up
  • an upward trend

when your graph is going down

  • decrease – decreases – decreased
  • decline – declines – declined
  • fall – falls – fell – fallen
  • go down – goes down – went down – gone down
  • plummet – plummets – plummeted
  • drop – drops – dropped
  • dip – dips – dipped
  • a downward trend

when the graph is neither going up nor drown and showing constant position

  • remain / remains / remained constant (at)
  • stabilize – stabilizes – stabilized (at)
  • level / levels / leveled off (at)

when the graph shows up and down trend going in a same direction

  • fluctuate – fluctuates – fluctuated – fluctuation

when the graph reaches at the highest top

peak – peaks – peaked

reach / reaches / reached a peak

Describing the time period

  • over the past 4 years
  • in 5 years time
  • in the coming year
  • in the 20th century
  • a year ago
  • since 2000
  • over the next decade / week / year
  • between 1980 to 2000
  • recently
  • for the last 10 years
  • for the first 3 years
  • last winter
  • from 2010 to 2019
  • from 1990 till present day

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