IELTS Writing Task 1 | A picture frame (2 Diagrams)

Task 1 | Essay 14
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The diagrams below show a picture frame and front view of two picture frames.
  • Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
IELTS Writing Task 1 - Diagram Essay

How to answer this essay?
  • Introduce the diagrams.
  • Write what do they illustrate.
  • Note the changes that occurred.
  • Look attentively at the diagrams and note the difference in shape.
  • Describe each element of the diagram in a separate paragraph.
  • Tell about each element (frame, glass, backing).
  • Give a general overview.
  • Write in brief about the changes.
Model Answer | Marked as Band 8
Cohesive connecting words that improve coherence in writing . Useful less common words that boost fluency in writing .
  • A picture frame consists of three main parts: the frame itself, the glass and the backing. The glass fits inside the frame and covers the picture or photograph. The backing, which may be made of wood or cardboard, is held in place by two clips, one at the top and one at the bottom.
  • The frame shown in diagram B is rectangular in shape. Its overall height is 30 cm, and its overall width is 20 cm. The frame itself is quite narrow, leaving a large space for the picture inside, and it is made of silver.
  • The frame shown in diagram C is also rectangular, and it is approximately the same size, but it is made of wood instead of silver. However, this frame is much wider than the first one, so the space left inside for the picture is only a fraction of the size of that in diagram B.
  • Therefore, it is clear that the first frame would be used for a large picture, while the second would be suitable for a small one.  
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