Task 1: Process (bricks)


You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The diagram illustrates the process that is used to manufacture bricks for the building industry. 
Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.
Write at least 150 words.

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The process diagram shows how bricks are made from clay for the construction industry

Overall, the brick-making process involves 7 steps, beginning with the extraction of raw material from the ground and finishing with the delivery of the finished bricks.

First of all, clay is dug from the ground with a digger and then put through a metal grid which sifts the large chunks from the pure clay. Sand and water is then added and the mixture is either cut into bricks with wire or put into a rectangular mould to achieve the final shape.

Once the bricks have been formed, they are sent to a drying oven for 1 to 2 days before entering the heating stage. Here, they are heated in kilns firstly at moderate temperatures (200-980 degrees Celsius) and then at high temperatures (up to 1300 degrees). The cooked bricks are then moved into a cooling chamber for another 48-72 hours. From here, they are packaged and transported to their final destination by truck.

(167 words | band 9)

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