Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 176 - Energy use in an average Australian household

» You are advised to spend about  20 minutes on this task.

The first chart below shows how energy is used in an average Australian household. The second chart shows the percentage of greenhouse gas emissions which result from this energy use.

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

» You should write at least 150 words.

The percentage of household energy use in Australia:

Percentage of household energy use in Australia

The percentage of greenhouse gas produced in Australia:

Greenhouse gas produced in Australia

Sample Answer:
The first pie chart illustrates average energy usages in a typical Australian family while the second pie chart shows the percentage of greenhouse gas emission from this energy consumption. As is presented, water heating and heating & cooling consume the highest energy and they produce the highest percentage of greenhouse gas in Australia.

According to the given data, water heating system consumed 23% of total energy consumption in an Australian household while heating and cooling system require 20% energy. Refrigeration consumed 12% energy which is larger than that of energy requirement for cooking and lighting. Finally, 5% energy is consumed in standby mode and the remaining 24% energy is required for all other household appliances.

On the other hand, heating and cooling systems contribute to the highest percentage of greenhouse gas emission which is 38%. Water heaters, though require more energy than heating and cooling, emit comparatively lesser greenhouse gas (25%). These two systems produce the highest percentage of greenhouse gas in Australia. Cooking, lighting and refrigeration generate 18% greenhouse gas in total and all other appliances and standby mode generate 19% such gas.

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0 # K 2016-10-11 14:32
First paragraph:
average energy usages?
"in an average Australian household"
My understanding is that, "average" is an adjective for describing the household.

Last paragraph:
omit → emit.
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