NOTE: This topic is for IELTS Academic Training test ONLY. If you are taking the IELTS General training test then skip this post.

Several IELTS candidates struggle with academic writing task 1 because they have difficulty in knowing how to identify key features in charts. The term "key features" refers to the core idea being described in the chart or graph. So why is it so important to identity key features in a chart? Because ...

  1. If you confuse key features with details in the graph then you cannot score above Band 4.
  2. If the key features highlighted by you are inadequate or you have focused more on the detail then you cannot score above Band 5.
  3. If you highlight all key features accurately but the details are irrelevant, inappropriate or inaccurate then you cannot score above Band 6.

In today's IELTS playlist, you will learn how to identify the key features in charts for IELTS Academic Writing Task 1.

Here are the topics covered in this playlist:

Click on the playlist below to start learning NOW!



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