Diagram

Sometimes IELTS Writing Task 1 requires you to describe a process. If you have a ‘describing a process’ task in the exam, you will be given a diagram with a series of pictures. The diagram shows the stages of how something is made or how something works.

Sample Questions


How bees produce honey
How bees produce honey

The diagram illustrates how bees produce honey.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Fish pie production line
Fish pie production line

The diagrams give information about the manufacture of frozen fish pies.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Recycling process of aluminium cans
Recycling process of aluminium cans

The diagram shows the recycling process of aluminium cans.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Home energy production
Home energy production

The diagram shows a possible future means of home energy production.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC)
Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC)

The diagram shows the production of electricity using a system called Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC).

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Generating electricity from sea waves
Generating electricity from sea waves

The diagrams show a structure that is used to generate electricity from wave power.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Gas cooled nuclear reactor
Gas cooled nuclear reactor

The diagram shows the production of steam using a gas cooled nuclear reactor.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Greenhouse Gases
Greenhouse Gases

The diagram shows how greenhouse gases trap energy from the Sun.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Central Heating System
Central Heating System

The diagram shows how a central heating system in a house works.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower

The diagrams give information about the Eiffel Tower in Paris and an outline project to extend it underground.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Hawaiian Island Chain
Hawaiian Island Chain

The diagram gives the information about the Hawaiian island chain in the centre of the Pacific Ocean.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Consumer Goods Manufacturing
Consumer Goods Manufacturing

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

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.