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IELTS Writing Task 1 - Old Cutting Tools (Object Description)

Updated: Nov 27, 2023

The diagram shows the development of cutting tools in the Stone Age.

Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.


The diagram presents a comparison of prehistoric stone tools dating from 1.4 and 0.8 million years ago. From an overall perspective, the older tool seems to be smaller in size and is also less refined with rougher edges, whilst the newer version appears smoother and far better crafted .

The frontal view reveals that the one from 1.4 million years ago is slightly narrower, displaying a less defined shape. The more recent one, in contrast, resembles the shape of a raindrop with clearly rounded sides and a sharp point at one end.

In terms of the side view, the older stone tool appears to be poorly fashioned with more jagged indents compared with a much smoother version from 800,000 years ago. Finally, the back view of the newer seems to closely mirror its front side with fewer major cracks . The other tool, on the other hand, is approximately half the size and greatly chipped down at the back.



  • prehistoric (adj) = thời tiền sử

  • date from sth (phrasal verb) = có niên đại từ (một mốc thời gian cụ thể)

  • refine (v) = hoàn thiện, trau chuốt

  • craft (v) = chế tạo thủ công

  • defined (adj) = được xác định rõ ràng

  • resemble (sth) (v) = giống với (một cái gì đó)

  • raindrop (n) = hạt mưa

  • poorly fashioned (phrase) = được chế tạo kém hơn

  • jagged indents (phrase) = những rãnh gồ ghề

  • mirror (v) = phản chiếu

  • crack (n) = vết nứt

  • be chipped down (phrase) = bị sứt mẻ


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