Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 47 - Japanese tourists traveling abroad between 1985 and 1995 and Australia's share of the Japanese tourist market

The charts below show the number of Japanese tourists traveling abroad between 1985 and 1995 and Australia's share of the Japanese tourist market.

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

          » You should write at least 150 words.
          » You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
Academic IELTS writing task 1 sample 47a
Academic IELTS writing task 1 sample 47b

Sample Answer 1:
The supplied graphs compare the number of Japanese tourists travelled different countries from 1985 to 1995 and give data on Australia's share market in Japanese tourist sector.

According to the first bar graph, the number of Japanese tourists travelled abroad had increased in each year except for 1991. Initially, in 1985, around 5 million tourists from Japan travelled abroad and after 10 years, in 1995, this number grew more than 3 times amounting more than 15 million. About 2 million Japanese tourists went to Australia in 1985. From 1985 till 1988, the number of Japanese tourists in Australia increased sharply. Beginning from 2 million tourists in 1985, it reached to around 5 million in 1988. In 1989, the number fall slightly but from 90 to 94 number went up. However, in 1994 the number of people who went to Australia decreased a bit.

The two graphs represent the steady increase of total Japanese tourists travelling different countries as well as the number of tourists  visiting Australia in Particular.

(Approximately 150 words)    

( This model answer can be followed  as an example of a very good answer. However, please note that this is just one example out of many possible approaches.)

Sample Answer 2:
Given are two graphs providing data on the number of Japanese's holidaymakers who travelled overseas over the 11 years period from 1985 to 1995 and the percentage of Japanese tourist market for Australia. Overall, it is evident from the graphs that there was a considerable increase of Japanese tourists over this period of time.

First of all, from 5 million holidaymakers in 1985, the number of Japan's holidaymakers experienced an exponential growth to somewhere in the vicinity of 11 millions in 1990 before decreasing slightly in 1991. Furthermore, its rate soared again from almost 12 millions in 1992 to just over 14 millions in 1995. Moreover, from a negligible 2 percent of Japan' tourists in Australia, the percentage of Japan's tourist market rose gradually approximately 5 percent before falling back to somewhere 4.5 percent in 1990. In addition, its percentage reached a peak more than 6 percent in 1994 and fell back to 6 percent in 1995.

(Approximately 155 words)    

Sample Answer 3:
At the glance, the graphs given describe the number of tourists from Japan and the proportion of Japanese tourists visiting Australia in one decade. As can be seen vividly, the tourists both in total and in percentage visiting Australia increased significantly throughout the decade.

Starting from 1985, the number of Japanese tourists tripled from 5 millions to mostly 15 millions in 1995. However, the static increase stopped from 1990 to 1991 with slight fall by approximately 200,000 visitors. Apart from that, the improvement of visitors travelling to Australia occurs with a small decrease from 1998 to 1990. It is also unique that in 1989 and 1991 the percentage stood at the same level, 5% of total. Furthermore, Japanese visitors reached a peak in 1994 as much as 6,2% of total tourists.

In addition, from 1994 to 1995, the number of tourists reached a peak but the percentage of Japanese tourists travelling to Australia had a steady decrease.

(Approximately 156 words | Written by - Manggala Putra )    

Sample Answer 4:
Given are two charts providing a comparison of Japanese tourists travelling abroad between 1985 and 1995, as well as the certain percentages of Japanese tourist visiting  Australia.

It is evident from the information, provide that the number of Japanese tourists travelling abroad climbed steadily from 5 millions people in 1985 to approximately 11 millions in 1990. But in 1991, the Japanese travellers decrease steadily to mere 10.5 millions. Before soaring to a staggering 15 millions in 1995, the number of travellers remained stable between 1992 and 1994 with mere 13 millions.

It is also interesting to note that the percentages of Japanese tourist visiting Australia. Only 2 percent out of 5 million travellers in 1985 and by far the percentages of Japanese tourist went up steadily to 5 percent from 9.5 million people in 1989. However, in 1990, the percentages slipped to approximately 4.2 percent from 11 millions travellers. By far the highest percentages of Japanese visited Australia in 1994 with 6.2 percent from 13.5 million people, by contrast in last year, the percentages dropped steadily to 6 percent from 15 million travellers.

(Approximately 156 words | Written by - Mahfud Jiono )

Sample Answer 5:
The provided bar graph depicts the number of Japanese travellers visited foreign countries from 1985 to 1995, whereas the line graph gives information of influence and market share of Australia on Japan’s tourism sector.

As is presented in the bar graph, in 1985, about 5 million people from Japan travelled abroad. Interestingly, this figure was tripled by the end of next decade (15million in 19995). During this period the trend of travelling abroad increased firstly up to the year 1990. Then, in 1991 this number was slightly reduced and after that, a gradual increase was observed until 1995.

As can be seen vividly, in 1985, Australia’s share remained 2 percent of Japanese tourists. Furthermore,a gradual increase was observed until 1988. But in 1989, this percentage reduced slightly and after that again increment in share was observed and this trend lasted till 1993 and that time Australia’s share was beyond 6 percent. Eventually, the percentage became equal to 6 in 1994.

In conclusion, Japanese tourist travelled abroad throughout the decade and in same decade Australia’s share of Japanese tourists also increased.

(Approximately 179 words | Written by - Vikas Waghmare )


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+1 # Abubakar Abdulai 2015-09-26 05:55
The given graphs elucidate the number of Japanese tourists traveling abroad from 1985 to 1995 and Australia's share of the Japanese tourist market during this period. It is evident from the graph that, the number of Japanese tourists increased from 1985 to 1995 and Australia’s share for these tourists also increased.

As it is provided in the given graphs, in 1985 Japanese tourist traveling abroad was 5 million, this number increased to 15 million in 1995. The Australian's share in the Japan's market in 1985 was 2%, this increased to about 4.9% in 1988. Again, there was a sharp drop from 1988 to 1989. Consequently, there is a progressive increase from 89 (little above 4%) to 93 (little above 6%) which decreased slightly to 1993.

In summary, the number of Japanese tourist increased from 5 million in 1985 to 15 million in 1995 while Australians share of the Japans marker moved from 2% in 1985 to 6% 1n 1995.
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+3 # Nima 2015-08-12 11:05
The presented graphs depict the number of Japanese tourists traveling abroad in millions and Australia's share of the Japanese tourist market in one decade between 1985 and 1995.

As is provided as a census of perusal in the first graph initially 5 million visitors travelled to abroad in 1985. This amount increased steadily until 1990 and reached to 11 million. But after that this scenario was changed in 1991 this ratio decreased a little and met 10.5 million in that year. After that break number of travelers grew until 1995 and received to 15.5 million as summit. In other illustration in 1985 2% wend to Australia and took off to near 5% in 1988. In 1989 this ratio felt almost 1% to 4% but after that it was swelled up rapidly to reach 6.2% in 1993 in maximum and declined to 6% in 1994.

In summery almost in all years number of visitors increased and in one decade this amount was tripled and percentage of Australia's share market increased about this same percentage.
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+4 # Devens 2014-03-28 23:33
The first IELTS task is more or less related to using set phrases.
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