IELTS Task 1 describing trends
In IELTS Task 1, a trend is the general direction or movement that can be seen in the graph. It is essential to use a range of vocabulary when describing trends in order to get a good result, so here are some of the important language you can use.
Practice by deciding whether these phrases below mean an upward, downward or even trend.
Expanding your sentences
As well as using the vocabulary above to describe the direction of the trend, you should also use adjectives and adverbs to describe amount or degree of change.
Sales increased from 2007 to 2009. GOOD
Sales increased moderately from 2007 to 2009. BETTER
Put the words below in the correct column. Some can go in more than one column.
Create complete, expanded sentences
Now put it together by matching the phrases / sentences with the matching image. You will need to drag the phrases / sentences down to the correct area matching the image.
Remember that in the Academic IELTS test, one of the areas you are being assessed on is your ability to accurately describe the information given in the illustration, and in the majority of cases this will involve describing trends.