IELTS Writing Task 1 is the biggest challenge for most test candidates. The main reason is that there is such a big variety of them.
In this post, we tackle the Process Diagram. The main thing to remember is that an overview for a process diagram should break the process down into stages.
The essay follows the following format:
1st Body Paragraph: a paraphrase of the question and an overview
2nd Body Paragraph: all the details
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The flowchart below shows the order processing system for a computer hardware company.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
You should write at least 150 words.
The flow chart shows how a computer hardware store has structured its ordering process. The process consists of three main stages: accepting the request, ensuring the item is available, and then dispatching it. A question must be answered at each stage before the product can progress through the process.
When the company receives and checks a request, the first test is whether the order is valid. Should this be the case, it will then be confirmed, at which point the company will check whether the item is available to dispatch. Here, one of two scenarios can occur: if the item is available, the customer is notified. If not, the company will produce and store the item, and subsequently notify the customer. At this point a third question arises: whether or not payment for the item has been received. Assuming it has, the item will be given to a courier, then sent directly to the customer. Should there be a problem with the payment, the customer will be notified, before the order progresses to the delivery stage.
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