Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 143 - Complaints made about noise to Environmental Health authorities in the city of Newtown

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1/ Graph Writing - Line Graph:

» You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The graph below shows the number of complaints made about noise to Environmental Health authorities in the city of Newtown between 1980 and 1996.

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

» Write at least 150 words.

IELTS Graph Writing - Number of complaints made about noise


Sample Answer 1:
The line graph compares the amount of noise complaints to environment health authorities made by people. This data has been collected during a period of 16 years in Newtown city.

In 1980, the traffic noise started from 300 complaints per year and it stabilises until it plummeted to a low point of 200 in 1986 till 1988, then it made a peak in 1992 and continued to rose steadily until the end of 1996. On the other hand, the number of complaints about heavy industries started its growth from 400 complaints in 1980 and had steeply increased three years on, since that time it remained reasonably stable during the next 13 years.

Although, road works started at a high point of 600 at the beginning of 1980, from 1980 onwards it declined steadily to a point of 70, respectively. However, it fluctuated slightly through the time between 1982 and 1996.  It can be seen that domestic household had the bigger complaints amount at the end of 1996 of point 1200, even though it began at 500 in 1980.

The main summary that can be drawn from the graphs is that the bigger number of complaints noise to environments health authorities were domestic household and road works. They began to increase about 20% in the course of next 6 years.

[ Written by - Lina Issa ]


Sample Answer 2:
The given graph shows the number of complaints received by the Environmental Health Department according to the type of noises heard in the city of Newtown.

The four types of commotions the authorities have received the most complaints for are: road works, traffic noise, factories and domestic or household disturbances.  In 1980, the authorities received over 600 complaints concerning domestic and household disturbances which have steadily decreased over the years.  Factory noise was also on a steady increase from 1980 till it stabilised between 600 and 800 complaints from 1986 onwards. The two most noise complaints the authorities have received is from road works and traffic noise as both have either doubled or tripled from 1980 onwards as seen in the graph.  There was a rapid growth in complaints from residents which started from 1989 and has been steadily increasing.

My conclusion is that the city of Newport and the Environmental Health Department need to come up with a solution or laws to implement as soon as possible.  They need to try and decrease the road work, factories and traffic noises the residents have been complaining about most.

[ Written by - Veronica Gee ]


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