Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 142 - Average monthly temperatures and the average number of hours of sunshine

» You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The graph and table below show the average monthly temperatures and the average number of hours of sunshine per year in three major cities.

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

» Write at least 150 words.

Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 142

Sample Answer:
The line graph illustrates the mean temperature per month, whereas the table demonstrates the hours of sunshine in average in a year in London, New York and Sydney. Overall, it is clear that although London and New York become warmer but the temperatures start to decrease near the end of the year, the opposite trend is true for Sydney.

In January, the temperature in London is higher than New York with figures 8 and around 5 respectively. As the temperatures in both cities continue to rise, the temperature in New York becomes higher than London in middle of March; the figures go up gradually and reach peaks in July (just under 30 and around 23) before showing a downward trend until December with a lower temperature in New York than in London.

Turning to Sydney, the temperature starts to decline from January to July and then rises back in the end of the year with the lowest point just above 15. From the table, it is observed that New York has the highest number of hours exposed to the sunshine (2535 hours) and that was slightly higher than that of Sydney (2473 hours). Total hours of sunshine in London was the least and that was 1180 hours.

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0 # Swet Ying 2016-04-28 06:43
The line graph illustrates the monthly average temperatures while the table shows the average number of hours of sunshine throughout a course of a year in three cities - London, New York and Sydney.

Based on the line graph, Sydney had the highest temperature at the beginning of the year which was above 25°C. On the other hand, New York experienced the lowest temperature which was below 5°C as compared to London which experienced a slightly higher temperature which was below 10°C. In the month of February, the temperatures of London and New York continued to rise whereas the temperatures of Sydney showed a falling trend until July. In the month of July, New York experienced a hiking temperature and hit the peak at below 30°C while the temperature of London rose to 23°C. July was the month of turning point for the three cities as there were reverse trends in their temperature. After New York hit the peak point of below 30°C, its temperature fell dramatically to touch 5°C point. London experienced the same trend in which its temperature fell significantly to below 10°C after its temperature remained constant at 23°C in the months of July and August. In contrast, Sydney experienced an increase trend for its temperature in which the temperature increased from above 15°C to touch the point of 25°C in December.

Based on the table, New York had the highest annual sunshine which was 2535 while Sydney and London ranked second and third respectively with 2473 and 1180 hours of sunshine.
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