Guys, please help me correct my writing task 1.

I always find it difficult with this task.

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The tables illustrate the students’ average age at a college and if they were satisfied with their credential and degree courses.

Overall, most students learned certificates at the younger age and were happier compared to those who did diplomas. Furthermore, the percentage for happy levels of certificate students decreased accordingly and was nearly opposite to that of degrees.

It is clear from the first table that 73 percent of certificate learners felt highly pleased with their courses in contrast with diplomas at 5 per cent. The majority of degree students were unhappy and very unhappy at 42 per cent and 41 percent respectively in comparison with 10 per cent and 1 per cent unhappy and very unhappy for certificates.

The second table demonstrates that learners doing certificates aged between 15 and 25 accounted for 79 per cent in opposition to degrees (17 per cent), whilst the age for most students studying diplomas (62 per cent) was older at the age between 25 and 35. In addition, the percentage of students who studied certificates decreased dramatically according to their age (as few as 1 or 2 per cent for students aged from 35).

The tables illustrate (wrong word for tables) the students’ average age at a college and if they were satisfied with their credential and degree courses. (You did not describe the tables in such a way that the reader will know what they look like and what data they contain. For example, you did not say there were two of them. You did not say how the tables were different from each other.)

Overall, most students learned (wrong word. We do not learn certificates. We learn math, science and other subjects.) certificates at the younger age and were happier compared to those who did diplomas. Furthermore, the percentage for happy levels of certificate students decreased accordingly (that makes no sense.) and was nearly opposite to that of degrees.

It is clear from In the first table that 73 percent of certificate learners felt highly pleased with their courses in contrast with diplomas at 5 per cent. The majority of degree students were unhappy and very unhappy at 42 per cent and 41 percent respectively in comparison with 10 per cent and 1 per cent unhappy and very unhappy for certificates.

The second table demonstrates that learners doing certificates aged between 15 and 25 accounted for 79 per cent in opposition to degrees (17 per cent), whilst the age for most students studying diplomas (We do not study diplomas.) (62 per cent) was older at the age between 25 and 35. In addition, the percentage of students who studied certificates decreased dramatically according to their age (as few as 1 or 2 per cent for students aged from 35).


Here is a sample essay for this topic. It is rather long, but gives you an idea of vocabulary, phrases and sentences for essays based on tables.


There are two tables with data about students in a college that has two degree programs: one that leads to a certificate and the other to a diploma. The first table lists four categories of happiness (very unhappy to very happy) and the percentage of students in that category. The table also divides the students by their degree program: certificate or diploma. The second table lists four different age ranges and what percentage of students fell in each range. This table also further divides the students between the two degree programs.

Overall, the level of happiness was much higher for students who were working towards a certificate than a diploma. The students working towards a certificate were much younger than their counterparts in the diploma program.

In particular, nearly 9 of every 10 students in the certificate program were happy or very happy, compared to only 17% of the students in the diploma program. In contrast, over 8 in every 10 students in the diploma program were unhappy or very unhappy. In terms of age, more than three-quarters of the students in the certificate program were under age 25, and 97% were under age 35, whereas less than 2 in every 10 in the diploma program were in that age range. Eight of every ten students in the diploma program were between 26 and 45 years old. Only 1-2 percent of all students, regardless of degree, were over the age of 45.

Thank you so very much, AlpheccaStars, for your careful corrections and understandable sample.

When it comes to writing, especially task 1, I often get things messed up.

I feel horribly scared of it, but I will try to improve.

I always feel obsessed with writing task 1, which may be because I haven't spent enough time for it.

Thank you so very much again.

Have a nice week.

See you soon.

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jennifertranI feel horribly scared of it, but I will try to improve.

Task 1 is very challenging; however, there is not much variation, and if you master a few standard sentence patterns and a dozen vocabulary words, it will come much easier.

Be familiar with each possible type of test. The most frequent are figures that would be included in a science article: tables, line graphs, pie charts and bar charts. Sometimes there is a combination.


There are occasional maps (usually two to compare), process flows (sequence of tasks in a process), and diagrams (how stuff works, component parts).

Make sure that you practice each type of test. You will learn convenient vocabulary and phrases. As you practice more, you will get more confident.

I have given many model essays to students who have posted Task 1 exercises.
You can try the example in the post (each one has the prompt and image) and then compare my advice for that task to your answer. Here is a google query you can use to find these posts: alpheccastars "task 1" [2019|2020] site:www.englishforums.com

AlpheccaStarsTask 1 is very challenging;

Definitely, AlpheccaStars.

I will follow whatever you say because what you've been doing is brilliant for me.

I've never seen any correction the way you did.

My writings improve that way.

AlpheccaStarsMake sure that you practice each type of test.

Yes, I do believe that the more I practice, the more confident I am even though I used to think I could do it well without any practice. Then I went into the exam and I failed. That was so silly. Right?

I am wondering if I could struggle with one writing per day.

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It's so good, AlpheccaStars, that what I do can be based on what you've corrected.

Thank you so very much for your enthusiasm.

Take care.

See you soon.

Thank you for the

jennifertran I used to think I could do it well without any practice. Then I went into the exam and I failed. That was so silly. Right?

Yes, it is like going to play a video game blindfolded.

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Yeahhh. That's such a funny image, AlpheccaStars.

I love that anyway because it helps remind me to open my eyes

and do whatever necessary to get ready for the exam.

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You post has many grammatical errors.

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