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IELTS Academic Task 1 Correction: Life Cycle of Salmon.

The diagrams below show the life cycle of a species of large fish called Salmon.

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

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The diagrams explain different stages of life cycle of a fish named salmon.

Overall, the cycle is comprised of three main stages, starting from eggs’ hatching and ending at the development of an adult salmon(A cycle’s beginning and end are the same.) The Salmon eggs are hatched in the upper river, it spends considerable time in the lower river and the sea before moving back to the upper river to lay eggs.

Firstly, adult salmon lays eggs in upper river near reeds and small stones and these eggs get nourished there for about 5 to 6 months under slow-moving waves. Later, in the next stage the These eggs hatched hatch into baby salmon called ‘’fry’’. These frys, who ranged range in size between 3-8 3 to 8 cm, subsequently moved move to lower river and stayed stay there for approximately 4 years to developed develop into a preadult stage called ‘smolts’ ranging whose size varies between 12-15 12 and 15 cm. (Note the use of adjective clauses as explained in the video.)

In the final stage of the cycle, the smolts then migrate to open sea for further nourishment and stayed stay there for more or less 5 years and developed develop into mature fish, with size ranging between 70-76 cm 70 to 76 cm, called ‘adult salmon’. (please understand the use of WITH as a preposition. Explained in the video.) The adults then again swim to upper river and lay eggs to start a new cycle.

The information is adequately explained with a few mistakes of tenses, connecting devices.

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