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This is an IELTS writing task 1 sample answer essay on the topic of the process of how cocoa beans and liquid chocolate is produced.

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IELTS Essay Task 1: Cocoa Beans and Chocolate Process Diagram

The process diagram details the steps by which liquid chocolcate is produced from cocoa beans.

The process illustrated above details how cocoa beans are harvested in order to produce liquid chocolate. Looking from an overall perspective, it is readily apparent that this combination of a man-made and natural process involves 3 main stages beginning with the collection and initial treatment of the beans followed by transportation and final processing in a factory.

The cacao tree is grown in South America, Africa and Indonesia and the pods are ripe for harvest when they turn red. The pods are then split open and the white cocoa beans are fermented under leaves before being left in the sun to dry. Subsequently, they are placed in large sacks and sent by either train or truck to factories for further preparations.

In the factory, the beans are roasted at 350 °C prior to being crushed in a grinder so that the outer shell can be separated out. The final step involves taking the inner part of the bean from the last step and pressing it into liquid chocolate.

Analysis

1. The process illustrated above details how cocoa beans are harvested in order to produce liquid chocolate. 2. Looking from an overall perspective, it is readily apparent that this combination of a man-made and natural process involves 3 main stages beginning with the collection and initial treatment of the beans followed by transportation and final processing in a factory.

  1. Paraphrase what the process shows.
  2. Write a clear overview summarising the major trends and differences.

1. The cacao tree is grown in South America, Africa and Indonesia and the pods are ripe for harvest when they turn red. 2. The pods are then split open and the white cocoa beans are fermented under leaves before being left in the sun to dry. 3. Subsequently, they are placed in large sacks and sent by either train or truck to factories for further preparations.

  1. Begin writing about the details of the process.
  2. Compare as much as possible.
  3. Finish the last steps of the process.

1. In the factory, the beans are roasted at 350 °C prior to being crushed in a grinder so that the outer shell can be separated out. 2. The final step involves taking the inner part of the bean from the last step and pressing it into liquid chocolate.

  1. Write about the rest of the process – include everything!
  2. Try to paraphrase some of the words from process as well.

Vocabulary

What do the words in bold below mean? Take some notes on a piece of paper to aid your memory:

The process illustrated above details how cocoa beans are harvested in order to produce liquid chocolate. Looking from an overall perspective, it is readily apparent that this combination of a man-made and natural process involves 3 main stages beginning with the collection and initial treatment of the beans followed by transportation and final processing in a factory.

The cacao tree is grown in South America, Africa and Indonesia and the pods are ripe for harvest when they turn red. The pods are then split open and the white cocoa beans are fermented under leaves before being left in the sun to dry. Subsequently, they are placed in large sacks and sent by either train or truck to factories for further preparations.

In the factory, the beans are roasted at 350 °C prior to being crushed in a grinder so that the outer shell can be separated out. The final step involves taking the inner part of the bean from the last step and pressing it into liquid chocolate.

Answers

illustrated above describe in the picture

details shows

harvested picked

in order to so that

produce make

liquid chocolate chococalte in liquid form

Looking from an overall perspective, it is readily apparent that overall

combination both together

man-made done by people

natural process done by nature

involves has to do with

main stages big steps

beginning with starting with

collection putting together

initial treatment first state of dealing with them

followed by after that

final processing last stage

factory place to make the chocolate, plant

cacao tree where chocolate pods are grown

pods containers

ripe ready

harvest picked

turn become

split open cut open

fermented left to age

leaves from a tree

left in the sun to dry allowed to become dry in the heat

subsequently after that

placed put in

large sacks big bags

sent given to

further preparations additional steps

roasted cooked in an oven

prior to before

crushed grinded

grinder crusher

outer shell part around the bean

separated out kept apart

pressing pushing together

Pronunciation

Practice saying the words below using this tip with Google voice dictation:

ˈɪləstreɪtɪd əˈbʌv 
ˈdiːteɪlz 
ˈhɑːvɪstɪd 
ɪn ˈɔːdə tuː 
ˈprɒdjuːs 
ˈlɪkwɪd ˈʧɒkəlɪt
ˈlʊkɪŋ frɒm ən ˈəʊvərɔːl pəˈspɛktɪvɪt ɪz ˈrɛdɪli əˈpærənt ðæt 
ˌkɒmbɪˈneɪʃən 
ˈmænˈmeɪd 
ˈnæʧrəl ˈprəʊsɛs 
ɪnˈvɒlvz 
meɪn ˈsteɪʤɪz 
bɪˈgɪnɪŋ wɪð 
kəˈlɛkʃən 
ɪˈnɪʃəl ˈtriːtmənt 
ˈfɒləʊd baɪ 
ˈfaɪnl ˈprəʊsɛsɪŋ 
ˈfæktəri
kəˈkɑːəʊ triː 
pɒdz 
raɪp 
ˈhɑːvɪst 
tɜːn 
splɪt ˈəʊpən 
fə(ː)ˈmɛntɪd 
liːvz 
lɛft ɪn ðə sʌn tuː draɪ
ˈsʌbsɪkwəntli
pleɪst 
lɑːʤ sæks 
sɛnt 
ˈfɜːðə ˌprɛpəˈreɪʃənz
ˈrəʊstɪd 
ˈpraɪə tuː 
krʌʃt
ˈgraɪndə 
ˈaʊtə ʃɛl 
ˈsɛpəreɪtɪd aʊt
ˈprɛsɪŋ 

Vocabulary Practice

Remember and fill in the blanks:

The process i___________________e d__________s how cocoa beans are h__________d i_____________o p_________e l___________________e. L__________________________________________t this c_____________n of a m______________e and n_______________s i____________s 3 m_____________s b_________________h the c___________n and i__________________t of the beans f________________y transportation and f________________g in a f__________y.

The c___________e is grown in South America, Africa and Indonesia and the p___s are r___e for h_________t when they t_____n red. The pods are then s________n and the white cocoa beans are f_____________d under l________s before being l_________________________y. S______________y, they are p___________d in l________________s and s______t by either train or truck to factories for f_________________________s.

In the factory, the beans are r___________d at 350 °C p______o being c________d in a g________r so that the o_____________l can be s_______________t. The final step involves taking the inner part of the bean from the last step and p___________g it into liquid chocolate.

Listening Practice

Listen to the related topic below and practice with these activities:

Reading Practice

Read more and use these ideas to practice:

https://www.lakechamplainchocolates.com/where-do-cocoa-beans-grow

Speaking Practice

Practice with the following related questions from the real IELTS speaking exam:

Sweets

  1. Do you like sweets?
  2. Did you like sweets when you were younger?
  3. What kind of sweet foods are popular in your country?

Writing Practice

Practice with the related process below and then check with my sample answer:


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