IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 with model answer

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

 The diagram below shows the typical stages of consumer goods manufacturing, including the process by which information is fed back to earlier stages to enable adjustment.

Write a report for a university lecturer describing the process shown.

You should write at least 150 words.

Model Answer:

The diagram illustrates the many stages of product manufacturing, with added information regarding the flow of information that allows alterations in the early stages in the manufacturing process.

Overall, the diagram shows that there are 8 straightforward stages from storage of materials and components to sale of the final product, which involve the physical goods. However, the flow of information, involving the design and market research departments, is more complicated.

With regards to the physical product, manufacturing begins with the storage of raw materials and manufactured components. The next stage involves production planning, which is informed by design considerations and is followed by assembly of the product. After this, there is testing, packaging, and dispatch of the goods until the final stage is reached the sales department.

Throughout this process, information is being fed back and forth between different compartments. For instance, market research informs the design, packaging and advertisement of the product. At the same time, the market research department receives information from sales, which is also shared with production planning.

Lastly, product research and design not only exchange information with different stages of the manufacturing process, but they are also directly involved in the flow of manufacturing.


Total Words: 206

Task Achievement: 8

Coherence & Cohesion: 8

Lexical resources: 8

Grammar: 8

Overall Score: Band 8

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