My IELTS Writing Task 1 essays follow a "general to specific" structure.
- The introduction is the most general part of the essay; it simply tells the reader what the graph is about.
- Then I write a paragraph about the main points or a general trend.
- Finally, I write 2 paragraphs describing specific facts or figures.
- I don't write a conclusion because I have already summarised the information in paragraph 2.
Look at the graph below. First, make sure you understand it. Then look for a general trend. Finally, select specific points on the graph to describe in detail.