The Diagram Below Shows How Instant Noodles Are Manufactured
The diagram below shows how instant noodles are manufactured.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
Manufacturing instant noodles
The diagram displays the production of instant noodles.
Overall, it is an automated process that consists of six main stages: mixing raw materials, producing dough strips, making noodle discs, cooking, drying, and packaging.
First of all, flour kept in storage silos is transported to a manufacturing center by truck. There, it is combined with water and oil in a mixer to create dough. The dough then passes through several rollers which knead it until it becomes dough sheets that have a consistent texture and the perfect thickness for instant noodles. Next, the sheets are cut by slitters into dough strips, which are subsequently placed in moulds to form noodle discs.
The discs then go through the cooking process in which they are fried in oil. Once fried, they are cooled and dried before being put into cups along with packets of vegetables and spices. Finally, the cups are labeled and sealed.
How to Write the Overview
Only summarizing the first and last steps is not enough. Read the examiner’s comment on page 133 of Cambridge IELTS 16.
How to Avoid Repetition
“Stored” and “storage” in the first sentence sound repetitive. Use “kept” instead.
“Mixed” and “mixer” in the first sentence sound repetitive. Use “stirred” or “combined” instead.
“Cut” and “cutters” in the first sentence sound repetitive. Use “slitters” instead.
Linking words used in the sample essay are highlighted in red.