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This is an IELTS writing task 1 sample answer essay from IELTS Cambridge 15 on the topic of a process/diagram about manufacturing instant noodles.

You might notice that the word count on mine is a little low (131 words).

IELTS no longer has a word count and this one was so simple to write about that it is under the 150 students usually expect to write.

Try to hit at least 150 but if you describe the process fully and it is under, don’t worry about it – it’s not your fault!

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Before reading, listen to the audio and try to accurate draw the process:

IELTS Writing Task 1 Sample Answer Essay IELTS Cambridge 15: Manufacturing Instant Noodles

The diagram below shows how instant noodles are manufactured.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

The picture details the manufacturing process for instant noodles. Overall, this entirely man-made operation can be divided into 4 main stages beginning with storage of raw ingredients, assembling the dry noodles, cooking and finally packaging for later consumption.

Instant noodles start in storage silos where the flour is kept. The flour is transported, along with water and oil from another source, to the mixers and rolled into sheets of dough beginning the assembly line steps. These sheets are cut into strips with factory machinery and then formed into compact ‘Noodles discs’ to be fried in oil, left to dry and ultimately placed in cups along with assorted vegetables and spices.

The final preparation step is to label and seal the contents so that the end product is ready for retail.

Analysis

1. The picture details the manufacturing process for instant noodles. 2. Overall, this entirely man-made operation can be divided into 4 main stages beginning with storage of raw ingredients, assembling the dry noodles, cooking and finally packaging for later consumption.

  1. Paraphrase what the process shows.
  2. Write an overview by dividing it into 3 or 4 main stages. Read more about analysing a process here.

1. Instant noodles start in storage silos where the flour is kept. 2. The flour is transported, along with water and oil from another source, to the mixers and rolled into sheets of dough beginning the assembly line steps. 3. These sheets are cut into strips with factory machinery and then formed into compact ‘Noodles discs’ to be fried in oil, left to dry and ultimately placed in cups along with assorted vegetables and spices.

  1. Begin with the first part of the process.
  2. Use the passive when writing about a process.
  3. Make sure that you include all stages and vary long/short sentences.

1. The final preparation step is to label and seal the contents so that the end product is ready for retail.

  1. Finish writing about all steps.

Vocabulary

What do the words in bold below mean?

The picture details the manufacturing process for instant noodles. Overall, this entirely man-made operation can be divided into 4 main stages beginning with storage of raw ingredients, assembling the dry noodles, cooking and finally packaging for later consumption.

Instant noodles start in storage silos where the flour is kept. The flour is transported, along with water and oil from another source, to the mixers and rolled into sheets of dough beginning the assembly line steps. These sheets are cut into strips with factory machinery and then formed into compact ‘Noodles discs’ to be fried in oil, left to dry and ultimately placed in cups along with assorted vegetables and spices.

The final preparation step is to label and seal the contents so that the end product is ready for retail.

Answers

details describes

manufacturing process how it is made in a factory

instant noodles ramen, noodles in a package

entirely man-made operation not a natural process

divided into grouped into

main primary

storage where something is kept

assembling put together

packaging the plastic/paper outside

later consumption to eat afterwards

start begin

storage silos where grains are kept after harvesting

flour ground up grains

another source somewhere else

mixers machines to combine

rolled into sheets of dough combined with water and made into a dough

assembly line steps the production process

cut into strips sliced into long pieces

factory machinery automated assembly line

formed into compact made into small

fried in oil cooked in fat/oil

left to dry allowed to become dry

ultimately in the end

placed in cups put in packaging

along with also with

assorted various

final preparation step last stage

label put on the image, logo, nutritional information

seal cover in plastic, put the lid on

contents what’s inside

end product final step

ready prepared for

retail to be sold in stores

Pronunciation

Listen and repeat:

ˈdiːteɪlz 
ˌmænjʊˈfækʧərɪŋ ˈprəʊsɛs 
ˈɪnstənt ˈnuːdlz
ɪnˈtaɪəli ˈmænˈmeɪd ˌɒpəˈreɪʃən 
dɪˈvaɪdɪd ˈɪntuː 
meɪn 
ˈstɔːrɪʤ 
əˈsɛmblɪŋ 
ˈpækɪʤɪŋ 
ˈleɪtə kənˈsʌm(p)ʃən
stɑːt 
ˈstɔːrɪʤ ˈsaɪləʊz 
ˈflaʊə 
əˈnʌðə sɔːs
ˈmɪksəz 
rəʊld ˈɪntuː ʃiːts ɒv dəʊ 
əˈsɛmbli laɪn stɛps
kʌt ˈɪntuː strɪps 
ˈfæktəri məˈʃiːnəri 
fɔːmd ˈɪntuː ˈkɒmpækt 
fraɪd ɪn ɔɪl
lɛft tuː draɪ 
ˈʌltɪmɪtli 
pleɪst ɪn kʌps 
əˈlɒŋ wɪð 
əˈsɔːtɪd 
ˈfaɪnl ˌprɛpəˈreɪʃən stɛp 
ˈleɪbl 
siːl 
ˈkɒntɛnts 
ɛnd ˈprɒdʌkt 
ˈrɛdi 
ˈriːteɪl

Vocabulary Practice

Remember and fill in the blanks:

The picture d____________s the m__________________________s for i_________________________s. Overall, this e____________________________n can be d________________o 4 m______n stages beginning with s_____________e of raw ingredients, a______________g the dry noodles, cooking and finally p________________g for l______________________n.

Instant noodles s________t in s_________________s where the f_________r is kept. The flour is transported, along with water and oil from a_________________e, to the m____________s and r________________________h beginning the a_________________________s. These sheets are c________________s with f_____________________y and then f____________________t ‘Noodles discs’ to be f________________l, l_________________y and u______________y p_____________s a_____________h a______________d vegetables and spices.

The f___________________________p is to l_________l and s_______l the c_____________s so that the e_________________t is r_________y for r___________l.

Listen and check:

Listening Practice

Watch below more about the process of making instant noodles:

Reading Practice

Read some depressing information about instant noodles below:

https://food.ndtv.com/food-drinks/the-dark-side-of-instant-noodles-what-makes-them-harmful-766902

Speaking Practice

Answer the following related questions from the real IELTS speaking exam:

Cakes

Do you like cakes?

Have you ever baked a cake?

How often do you eat cakes?

Are cakes popular in your country?

IELTS Speaking Exam

Writing Practice

Answer the following related question and then check with my sample answer.

The diagram below shows one method of manufacturing ceramic pots.


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