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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: Wool

The diagram details the process of making wool. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

ielts essay wool
IELTS Essay Wool

The picture shows the procedures by which wool is processed and transformed into a variety of products. Looking from an overall perspective, it is readily apparent that processing wool involves initial stages of preparation of the raw source material, middle stages constituting the production of tufts, and the final stages resulting in yarn and finished consumer products.

The process begins when sheep wool is sheared, cleaned and then dried. Subsequent to this the raw product is spun and then either made into string (with some being recycled as byproduct) or turned into wool.

The wool is fashioned into tufts of wool and then stored. The last steps involve turning the tufts into balls of yarn which can then be used for knitting or for fabrication of consumer retail items such as jackets and carpets.

Analysis

1. The picture shows the procedures by which wool is processed and transformed into a variety of products. 2. Looking from an overall perspective, it is readily apparent that processing wool involves initial stages of preparation of the raw source material, middle stages constituting the production of tufts, and the final stages resulting in yarn and finished consumer products.

  1. Paraphrase what the process shows.
  2. Write a clear overview summarising the major groups. Read here about overviews for processes.

1. The process begins when sheep wool is sheared, cleaned and then dried. 2. Subsequent to this the raw product is spun and then either made into string (with some being recycled as byproduct) or turned into wool.

  1. Begin writing about the details of the process.
  2. This one is tricky to get up to the word count (no longer required on IELTS) so try to make it a little wordy.

1. The wool is fashioned into tufts of wool and then stored. 2. The last steps involve turning the tufts into balls of yarn which can then be used for knitting or for fabrication of consumer retail items such as jackets and carpets.

  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 picture shows the procedures by which wool is processed and transformed into a variety of products. Looking from an overall perspective, it is readily apparent that processing wool involves initial stages of preparation of the raw source material, middle stages constituting the production of tufts, and the final stages resulting in yarn and finished consumer products.

The process begins when sheep wool is sheared, cleaned and then dried. Subsequent to this the raw product is spun and then either made into string (with some being recycled as byproduct) or turned into wool.

The wool is fashioned into tufts of wool and then stored. The last steps involve turning the tufts into balls of yarn which can then be used for knitting or for fabrication of consumer retail items such as jackets and carpets.

Answers

procedures methods

wool what comes from sheep fur

processed made

transformed turned into

variety lots of different kinds

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

involves initial has to do with the first

preparation getting it ready

raw source material the original product

constituting making up

tufts collection of threads

final last

resulting in finally forming

finished complete

consumer products what is sold to people

sheared shaved off

dried not wet anymore

subsequent to this after this

either one or the other

string thread tied together

recycled turned into something new

byproduct resultant product

turned into becomes

fashioned into made into

stored kept

last final

yarn spun thread

knitting sewn together to make things

fabrication made into something

retail items consumer products

jackets coats

carpets rugs

Pronunciation

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

prəˈsiːʤəz 
wʊl 
ˈprəʊsɛst 
trænsˈfɔːmd 
vəˈraɪəti 
ˈlʊkɪŋ frɒm ən ˈəʊvərɔːl pəˈspɛktɪvɪt ɪz ˈrɛdɪli əˈpærənt ðæt 
ɪnˈvɒlvz ɪˈnɪʃəl 
ˌprɛpəˈreɪʃən 
rɔː sɔːs məˈtɪərɪəl
ˈkɒnstɪtjuːtɪŋ 
tʌfts
ˈfaɪnl 
rɪˈzʌltɪŋ ɪn 
ˈfɪnɪʃt 
kənˈsjuːmə ˈprɒdʌkts
ʃɪəd
draɪd
ˈsʌbsɪkwənt tuː ðɪs 
ˈaɪðə 
strɪŋ 
ˌriːˈsaɪkld 
ˈbaɪˌprɒdʌkt
tɜːnd ˈɪntuː 
ˈfæʃənd ˈɪntuː 
stɔːd
lɑːst 
tʌfts 
jɑːn 
ˈnɪtɪŋ 
ˌfæbrɪˈkeɪʃən 
ˈriːteɪl ˈaɪtəmz 
ˈʤækɪts 
ˈkɑːpɪts

Vocabulary Practice

Remember and fill in the blanks:

The picture shows the p_______________s by which w______l is p___________d and t_______________d into a v________y of products. L___________________________________________t processing wool i_____________________l stages of p____________n of the r___________________l, middle stages c_____________g the production of t______s, and the f_____l stages r_______________n yarn and f__________d c___________________s.

The process begins when sheep wool is s___________d, cleaned and then d_______d. S_____________________s the raw product is spun and then e_______r made into s________g (with some being r_________d as b____________t) or t_____________o wool.

The wool is f_______________o tufts of wool and then s_______d. The l______t steps involve turning the t_________s into balls of y______n which can then be used for k___________g or for f_____________n of consumer r____________s such as j___________s and c__________s.

Listening Practice

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Reading Practice

Read more and use these ideas to practice:

https://www.baabuk.com/blogs/stories/how-wool-is-made-a-sheeps-story

Speaking Practice

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

Fashion

  1. Why are designer bran clothes popular?
  2. Why are these brands so expensive?
  3. How has fashion changed in your country?
  4. Is it important for designers to stay up to date with the latest fashions?
  5. Is fashion more important than adapting your clothes to the weather?

Writing Practice

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


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