• Language of Instruction


  • Required Level


  • Duration

    13 Hours

  • Recommended Study Plan

    7 Days

What is included in this course?

  • Videos

    Educational videos with a comprehensive set of relevant information and explanations

  • Organised Content

    Well-structured and organised content in a way that makes it easier for you to comprehend everything and track your progress

  • Model Reports

    Model reports (band 9) that are written word-by-word in front of you on different graph types, maps, and diagrams

  • Practical Examples

    A wide range of exercises and practical examples with full explanations and analysis

This course will teach you how to:

  • approach any graph, map or diagram type in IELTS academic writing task 1

  • be familiar with the different types of graphs, maps and diagrams in task 1

  • manage your time wisely and effectively through the writing component

  • understand the marking criteria based on which IELTS examiners give you your score

  • write high-quality introductions and overviews quickly and efficiently

  • present clear overviews of the main trends, differences or stages

  • develop your body paragraphs by highlighting and extending the key features

  • link your ideas, sentences and paragraphs together in a natural and logical way

  • increase your range of vocabulary and how to avoid using overused words

  • use a wide range of grammatical structures which will boost your grammar score

Course Curriculum

  • 2

    Question Types

    • Types of Report Questions

    • 1. Chart with Timeline

    • 2. Chart without Timeline

    • 3. Multiple Charts

    • 4. Diagrams

    • 5. Maps

  • 3

    Answer Sheet

    • Answer Sheet

  • 5

    1. Task Response

    • Task Response

    • Minimum Word Count

    • Recommended Word Count

    • Counting Words

    • Not Giving Opinion

    • Making Comparisons

    • Making Comparisons - Chart with Timeline

    • Making Comparisons - Chart without Timeline

    • Making Comparisons - Multiple Charts

    • Making Comparisons - Diagrams

    • Making Comparisons - Maps

    • Overview

    • Overview - Chart with Timeline

    • Overview - Chart without Timeline

    • Overview - Multiple Charts

    • Overview - Diagrams

    • Overview - Maps

    • Key Features

    • Key Features - Chart with Timeline

    • Key Features - Chart without Timeline

    • Key Features - Multiple Charts

    • Key Features - Diagrams

    • Key Features - Maps

    • Inaccuracy

    • Inaccuracy - Chart with Timeline

    • Inaccuracy - Chart without Timeline

    • Inaccuracy - Multiple Charts

    • Inaccuracy - Diagrams

    • Inaccuracy - Maps

  • 6

    2. Coherence & Cohesion

    • Coherence & Cohesion

    • Paragraphing

    • Paragraphing - Indentation and Skipping Lines

    • Clear Theme

    • Clear Theme - Chart with Timeline

    • Clear Theme - Chart without Timeline

    • Clear Theme - Multiple Charts

    • Clear Theme - Diagrams

    • Clear Theme - Maps

    • Clear Theme - Starting Body Paragraphs

    • Progression

    • Progression - Chart with Timeline

    • Progression - Chart without Timeline

    • Progression - Multiple Charts

    • Progression - Diagrams

    • Progression - Maps

    • Cohesive Devices

    • Cohesive Devices - Comparison

    • Cohesive Devices - Referencing

  • 7

    3. Lexical Resource

    • Lexical Resource

    • Topic-related Vocabulary

    • Topic-related Vocabulary - Trend Language

    • Topic-related Vocabulary - Percentage Language

    • Topic-related Vocabulary - Composition Language

    • Topic-related Vocabulary - Comparative Language

    • Topic-related Vocabulary - Stage Language

    • Topic-related Vocabulary - Maps Language

    • Avoiding Repetition

    • Avoiding Repetition - Paraphrasing Introductions

    • Avoiding Repetition - Numbers and Units of Measurement

  • 8

    Grammatical Range & Accuracy

    • Grammatical Range & Accuracy

    • Complex Structures

    • Complex Structures - Writing Overviews

    • Complex Structures - Writing Overviews - Chart with Timeline

    • Complex Structures - Writing Overviews - Chart without Timeline

    • Complex Structures - Writing Overviews - Multiple Charts

    • Complex Structures - Writing Overviews - Diagrams

    • Complex Structures - Writing Overviews - Maps

    • Wide Range of Structures

    • Wide Range of Structures - Parenthetical Expression

    • Wide Range of Structures - Parenthetical Expression - Chart with Timeline

    • Wide Range of Structures - Parenthetical Expression - Chart without Timeline

    • Wide Range of Structures - Parenthetical Expression - Multiple Charts

    • Wide Range of Structures - Parenthetical Expression - Diagrams

    • Wide Range of Structures - Parenthetical Expression - Maps

    • Punctuation

    • Punctuation - Capital Letters

    • Punctuation - Full Stops

    • Punctuation - Commas

    • Punctuation - Apostrophes

    • Error-free Sentences

    • Error-free Sentences - Units of Measurements

    • Error-free Sentences - Correct Tenses - Chart with Timeline

    • Error-free Sentences - Correct Tenses - Chart without Timeline

    • Error-free Sentences - Correct Tenses - Multiple Charts

    • Error-free Sentences - Correct Tenses - Diagrams

    • Error-free Sentences - Correct Tenses - Maps

  • 9

    Time Management

    • Time Management

  • 10

    Writing a Full Report #1

  • 11

    Writing a Full Report #2

    • Planning

    • Introduction

    • Overview

    • Body Paragraph 1

    • Body Paragraph 2

    • Proofreading

    • Evaluation

  • 12

    Writing a Full Report #3

    • Planning

    • Introduction

    • Overview

    • Body Paragraph 1

    • Body Paragraph 2

    • Proofreading

    • Evaluation

  • 13

    Writing a Full Report #4

    • Planning

    • Introduction

    • Overview

    • Body Paragraph 1

    • Body Paragraph 2

    • Proofreading

    • Evaluation

  • 14

    Writing a Full Report #5

    • Planning

    • Introduction

    • Overview

    • Body Paragraph 1

    • Body Paragraph 2

    • Proofreading

    • Evaluation

  • 15

    Writing a Full Report #6

    • Planning

    • Introduction

    • Overview

    • Body Paragraph 1

    • Body Paragraph 2

    • Proofreading

    • Evaluation

  • 16

    Please, rate this course!

    • How was the course?!

Requirements to take this course

This course is for anyone:

  • who has an intermediate level of English or above

  • who is willing to put in the work and effort to achieve their goals

  • who aims to achieve a high score in IELTS academic writing task 1

  • who plans on taking the academic version of the IELTS

You will also get access to

  • Downloadable PDFs

    You will be able to download all the model reports and cheat sheets provided in this course, so you can access them at your own convenience.

  • Private Facebook Group

    You will get access to our private Facebook group, where you can meet like-minded individuals who are preparing for the IELTS exam like you, and exchange information with them!

  • Weekly Live Office Hours

    You will gain access to weekly live office hours on Zoom with your instructor to answer your questions, assist you, and point you in the right direction in case you are in need of help.


  • Is this course suitable for the general training version of the IELTS?

    No. This course covers only task 1 of the academic module of the IELTS. There is another course available on task 1 of the general training version. Please, check the other courses.

  • How long will I have access to the course?

    The course is yours for six months. Once you join the course, your access will be activated for three months. If it expires before you have passed your exam, contact us on WhatsApp and we will be glad to extend it for three extra months free of charge.

  • I need to improve my writing score from band 5 to band 7. Is this course suitable for me?

    Yes. This is the right course for you. If you do all the practice tests and exercises included, you can get any score you aim for. But, keep in mind that it all depends on how serious you are about the test and how much time and effort you are willing to put in.

  • I have an elementary level of English. Is this course going to help me?

    Unfortunately, no. In order to be able to get the full benefit from this course, your English proficiency has to be at least at an intermediate level.

  • What is the language of instruction going to be? English or Arabic?

    Everything in this course is explained in English. No Arabic is spoken.

  • If I want to contact the instructor, can I do that?

    Yes. If there is any question that you need further explanation on, or if you feel like you need some sort of assistance, there will be weekly live office hours on Zoom, where the instructor can answer all your questions.

  • What if I do not like the course?

    This course comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Make sure you watch the preview videos before making the purchase to get a glimpse of the way we conduct our lessons.

  • How long will it take me to complete this course?

    It depends on how many hours you are planning on studying each day. The video content itself will take around 13 hours to complete. To get the maximum benefit from this course, we recommend re-watching the course at least once to get everything to stick in your mind.

  • Will anyone check my reports?

    This course does not include a report correction service. This helps to keep the price down.

Am I going to get a certificate?

  • Certificate of Completion

    Upon finishing the course and achieving a completion rate of 100%, you will be awarded a completion certificate which can be used for a wide range of purposes.

  • How can I access my certificate?

    Upon completing the course, you will need to follow these steps to view your certificate:

    1. Sign in into your account
    2. Click on your name at the top right corner
    3. In the dropdown menu, click on My Account
    4. Click on Certificates
    5. Click View

    On this screen, you can view your certificate, copy the link so you can share your certificate, or download it as a PDF.

  • How long do I have access to this certificate for?

    The certificate will always be available to be viewed in your account on our website. You will not lose your access.

  • Can I share this certificate with my potential employer?

    Adding completion certificates to your CV definitely supports your application and helps you stand out from the crowd. We recommend adding your certificate URL to your CV and share it on your LinkedIn profile as well to showcase the courses you completed.

  • Can this certificate be verified by potential employers when used on a CV?

    Top Spot Academy urges students to include the certificate URL on their CV or job application so that employers can verify them on our website using the certificate ID.

  • What information will be included on the certificate?

    The certificate will include your full name, course title, completion date, a unique certificate ID which can be used to verify the certificate via our website.

  • Can I edit my name on the certificate?

    When creating an account on our website, we highly recommend using the correct spelling of your name as this is the way it would appear on the certificate. In case of any spelling mistakes, we can edit the name for you.

  • Does the certificate have an expiry date?

    Your certificate will only include the date upon which it was issued (course completion date). It will not have an expiry date.

Your Instructor

Professional IELTS Instructor

Easa Almezaini

3+ years of IELTS teaching experience in Sydney, Australia. Taught hundreds of students. Achieved an overall score of 8.5 in IELTS General Training and 8.0 in IELTS Academic.

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