IELTS Writing Task 1: one correct sentence!
Here is an exercise that I often do with my students: I choose some information from a graph or chart, and I ask the students to write one correct sentence to describe that information.
Take this information for example (from a question in Cambridge book 10):
- year 1999
- highest sales of Fairtrade coffee and bananas
- Fairtrade coffee sales: 3 million Euros
- Fairtrade banana sales: 15 million Euros
Can you write one correct sentence that contains this information? This isn’t as easy as it looks. When my students try it, I usually find mistakes!
Here’s the sentence that I wrote with my students:
In 1999, Switzerland had the highest figures for sales of both Fairtrade coffee and Fairtrade bananas, with 3 million and 15 million Euros of sales for the two respective products.
Many of you wrote good sentences, but I’ll try to find some mistakes and I’ll make a “correct the mistakes” lesson on Sunday.