Descriptive reports

Writing styles Descriptive Opinion-based Creative Email communication

There are a number of different writing styles. For academic purposes, we can define two broad categories opinion-based essays and descriptive reports.

Here are the types of things you are most likely to be asked to describe:

Bar graphs:
(بار الرسوم البيانية)
task-one-example-bargraph

Diagram (process):
(العمليات)
task-one-example-diagram

Flowcharts:
(مخطط)
task-one-example-flowchart

Pie charts:
(فطيرة الرسوم البيانية)
task-one-example-piecharts

Diagram (maps):
(الخرائط)
task-one-example-maps

Line graphs:
(خط الرسوم البيانية)
task-one-example-linegraph

Tables:
(جداول البيانات)
Compare-and-Contrast-----tablets

In the (academic) IELTS assessment, the first writing task (TASK ONE) is to produce a descriptive report. As you are required to complete two tasks within 60 minutes, it is best not to spend more than 25 minutes on the first task.

1. You should be familiar with the language appropriate for report writing
2. You should be familiar with tables of data and the various types of diagrams and graphs you might see
3. You have to describe the information or the process in 150 words
4. The descriptive report needs to be written in around 25 minutes.