IELTS Academic Task 1 – Automatic Photo Booth

IELTS Academic Task 1 – Automatic Photo Booth

IELTS Task 1 Academic: Diagram – Automatic Photo Booth

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The diagram below shows an automatic photo booth. Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant. Write at least 150 words.

Educatorian - IELTS Academic Task 1 - Automatic Photobooth Prompt


  • Coin slot
  • Insert coin
  • Monochrome
  • Tray
  • Photo
  • Develop pictures
  • PrintedBooth 
  • Pull switch
  • Stool
  • curtain
  • dispense

Version #1

The diagram illustrates the process of how to take a picture using an automatic photo booth. Overall, there are nine steps and the photos will be ready within a minute. 

Coin(s) should be inserted to the slot outside the booth in order to start the process then users can select from a colored or monochrome large picture, or a colored passport size picture. Once the settings are made, the user can go inside by opening the curtain and the mirror is located on the top part inside the booth where users can fix their appearance. There are four arrows pointed at the middle to provide a guide where the eye-level should be aligned to the user, and an adjustable stool is provided.

Before taking a picture, ensure that the curtain is closed, and once ready, pull the switch to activate the camera. The photograph is taken after three seconds of wait time after the flash then it will be developed within a minute and it will be printed on the tray outside the booth below the controls. 

Version #2

The diagram shows the process of how to take a photo using an automatic photo booth. Overall, the process of developing a picture would take around sixty-seconds with few adjustments.

After the proper amount was inserted in the slot, the customer has the option to select what kind of format between a colored passport size and a large picture which can be monochrome or colored. Once the format and color are selected, the customer can come inside the booth and fix his or her appearance using a mirror. An adjustable stool is available for the customer to adjust the eye level board, which four arrows point at the center,  found on the bottom of the mirror.

The customer needs to close the curtain before taking a picture and once ready,  the customer needs to pull the switch and the light will flash after three seconds. After the light flashes,  the picture was taken and it will take a minute for the photos to be developed, and once the printed copy is ready, it will be dispensed on the tray outside the booth.

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