IELTS Academic Writing Task 1: Australian Weather Forecasts

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1: Australian Weather Forecasts

Writing Task 1

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The diagram below shows how the Australian Bureau of Meteorology collects up-to-the-minute information on the weather in order to produce reliable forecasts.

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

Write at least 150 words.

Educatorian - IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 - Process - Australian Weather Forecasts - Prompt


Version 1:  

The diagram shows how to collect and analyze up-to-the-minute weather forecasts by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. Overall, there are three processes, collecting information, analyzing, and preparing to broadcast, and also three different instruments for data collection.

The first part involves collecting incoming information using different devices that collect information from areas of Australia. A drifting buoy which is located in the sea/ocean collects data from the tidal wave pattern and radar in the mountainous regions, and satellites check the data from outer space. The incoming data from these devices collates and will form images. The synoptic chart is created either by the data from buoy or radar. The radar can also create radar screen data and satellite photos from satellites. After the analysis and the forecasting, data will be transferred to a computer to prepare for the broadcast. Once verified, the report will be broadcasted on TV, Radio, or recorded announcement. 

Version 2:  

The diagram shows how the Australian Bureau of Meteorology checks its weather report from the collection of data gathered by different weather instruments. Overall, three instruments which are located in different areas are used to collate and anaylze the data. 

The bureau needs to check data from their devices such as buoys, radar, and satellites. The drifting buoy records the pattern of the waves to generate the synoptic chart of the continent. Radar, on the other hand, can produce a synoptic chart as well but can also be used to create a radar screen on a larger scale. The satellite can collect photos from outer space to show weather patterns. All of these instrument’s generated data will be processed. The three instruments’ data will be fed to a computer, and it will be prepared for future broadcast. The broadcasting of up-to-the-minute information will be by TV via a newsreader, Radio, and recorded announcements.

Source: IELTS Cambridge 1 Test 1

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