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This is an IELTS writing task 1 sample answer essay on the topic of the process of how pineapples are produced.

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IELTS Essay Task 1: Pineapple Process

The process diagram details the steps by which pineapples are produced for sale.

The process details the steps by which pineapple is produced and shipped for later retail. Looking from an overall perspective, it is readily apparent that pineapple production involves both man-made and natural processes beginning with the ripening of the fruit, its preparation and division into different sizes before final processing. Smaller pineapples are used for juice, medium sized ones are canned and the largest ones are sold whole.

The processing of all pineapple products begins in a tropical climates (28 °C to 30 °C) during which pineapples are harvested at various sizes including 26cm, 28cm and 30cm (2kg) in total height. The pineapples are then cleaned and divided into three groups with the smallest and medium sized ones both having their tops sliced off and the rinds peeled. The smaller ones are then sent through a juice extractor, while the larger ones are sliced and canned.

In contrast, the 30cm pineapples are simply washed, coated in wax, placed in crates and then shipped on freights overseas.

Analysis

1. The process details the steps by which pineapple is produced and shipped for later retail. 2. Looking from an overall perspective, it is readily apparent that pineapple production involves both man-made and natural processes beginning with the ripening of the fruit, its preparation and division into different sizes before final processing. 3. Smaller pineapples are used for juice, medium sized ones are canned and the largest ones are sold whole.

  1. Paraphrase what the process shows.
  2. Write a clear overview summarising the major trends and differences.
  3. The overview might need a second sentence.

1. The processing of all pineapple products begins in a tropical climates (28 °C to 30 °C) during which pineapples are harvested at various sizes including 26cm, 28cm and 30cm (2kg) in total height. 2. The pineapples are then cleaned and divided into three groups with the smallest and medium sized ones both having their tops sliced off and the rinds peeled. 3. The smaller ones are then sent through a juice extractor, while the larger ones are sliced and canned.

  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 contrast, the 30cm pineapples are simply washed, coated in wax, placed in crates and then shipped on freights overseas.

  1. Write about the rest of the process – include everything!

Vocabulary

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

The process details the steps by which pineapple is produced and shipped for later retail. Looking from an overall perspective, it is readily apparent that pineapple production involves both man-made and natural processes beginning with the ripening of the fruit, its preparation and division into different sizes before final processing. Smaller pineapples are used for juice, medium sized ones are canned and the largest ones are sold whole.

The processing of all pineapple products begins in a tropical climates (28 °C to 30 °C) during which pineapples are harvested at various sizes including 26cm, 28cm and 30cm (2kg) in total height. The pineapples are then cleaned and divided into three groups with the smallest and medium sized ones both having their tops sliced off and the rinds peeled. The smaller ones are then sent through a juice extractor, while the larger ones are sliced and canned.

In contrast, the 30cm pineapples are simply washed, coated in wax, placed in crates and then shipped on freights overseas.

Answers

details describes

steps stages

later retail sold after that

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

man-made not natural

natural processes not man-made

beginning with starting with

ripening ready to pick

preparation getting ready for

division separation

before preceding

final processing finishing up

canned put into cans

whole entire

tropical climates really hot weather

harvested picked

divided into separated

tops heads

sliced off cut off the top

rinds outside of the fruit

peeled taken off the sides

sent through a juice extractor juiced

sliced and canned cut and put in cans

in contrast however

simply basically

wax covered in wax/a plastic substance

placed in crates put in a box

freights overseas on big ships to other places

Pronunciation

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

ˈdiːteɪlz 
stɛps 
ˈleɪtə ˈriːteɪl
ˈlʊkɪŋ frɒm ən ˈəʊvərɔːl pəˈspɛktɪvɪt ɪz ˈrɛdɪli əˈpærənt ðæt 
ˈmænˈmeɪd 
ˈnæʧrəl ˈprəʊsɛsɪz 
bɪˈgɪnɪŋ wɪð 
ˈraɪpənɪŋ 
ˌprɛpəˈreɪʃən 
dɪˈvɪʒən 
bɪˈfɔː 
ˈfaɪnl ˈprəʊsɛsɪŋ
kænd 
həʊl
ˈtrɒpɪkəl ˈklaɪmɪts 
ˈhɑːvɪstɪd 
dɪˈvaɪdɪd ˈɪntuː 
tɒps 
slaɪst ɒf 
raɪndz 
piːld
sɛnt θruː ə ʤuːs ɪksˈtræktə
slaɪst ænd kænd
ɪn ˈkɒntrɑːst
ˈsɪmpli 
wæks
pleɪst ɪn kreɪts 
freɪts ˌəʊvəˈsiːz

Vocabulary Practice

Remember and fill in the blanks:

The process d_______s the s_____s by which pineapple is produced and shipped for l____________l. L________________________________________________t pineapple production involves both m_________e and n_________________s b___________________h the r__________g of the fruit, its p_____________n and d__________n into different sizes b_______e f___________________g. Smaller pineapples are used for juice, medium sized ones are c_________d and the largest ones are sold w______e.

The processing of all pineapple products begins in a t_____________s (28 °C to 30 °C) during which pineapples are h____________d at various sizes including 26cm, 28cm and 30cm (2kg) in total height. The pineapples are then cleaned and d________________o three groups with the smallest and medium sized ones both having their t_____s s_______________f and the r______s p________d. The smaller ones are then s______________________________r, while the larger ones are s_______________________d.

I_________________t, the 30cm pineapples are s__________y washed, coated in w___x, p___________________s and then shipped on f_______________________s.

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.healthline.com/nutrition/benefits-of-pineapple

Speaking Practice

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

Weather

  1. What kind of effect does the weather have on farmers?
  2. Are there many weather related problems in your country?
  3. Does weather have a large impact on people’s moods?
  4. What can be done to deal with bad weather?
  5. How is climate change impacting the weather?

Writing Practice

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