IELTS Writing Task 1 (Academic) - Model Answer

Updated: Feb 15, 2019

The diagram below shows the birthing cycle of the sea turtle


Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features



The diagram illustrates the process of how a sea turtle gives birth to its young. It is a simple and fascinating cyclical process with a number of crucial stages.


At the start of the process, the eggs are laid and buried in the sand. After a certain period of time, the eggs hatch and the baby turtles are born. Following this, the new-born creatures run into the sea. Subsequently, there is a period of development when they go from being juveniles into sub adults. A lot of time is then spent migrating into foraging areas. During this time, they are maturing into fully grown adults and looking for food.


Finally, when they reach maturity, during the mating season, they find a mate to breed with. After getting pregnant, the adult turtles then go back the place where they were born and then more eggs are laid and a new generation of turtles is produced. The process has started all over again.


Note the phrases which have been used to go through the process. You need to use phrases such as these. Two other useful ones are: concurrently/simultaneously - for something happening at the same time

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