IELTS writing test - sample questions

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Canal lock process

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The diagram below shows the process of the operation of a lock on a canal.

Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information below.

Write at least 150 words.


Ielts Task 1.8 Graphic

Paragraph Plan

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