Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 6 - Number of annual visits to Australia by overseas residents

» You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The line graph below shows the number of annual visits to Australia by overseas residents. The table below gives information on the country of origin where the visitors came from.

Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information given.

» You should write at least 150 words.

IELTS Academic Writing task 1 sample 6

Number of Visitors (million)

 

1975

2005

SOUTH KOREA
JAPAN
CHINA
USA
BRITAIN
EUROPE

2.9
3.2
0.3
0.4
0.9
1.1

9.1
12.0
0.8
1.1
2.9
4.5

 Total

8.8

30.4

Model Answer 1:
This line graph presents the number of visits to Australia by foreign citizens per year while the table specifies the visits per country that took place in the year 1975 and 2005. There has been a gradual increase from 1975 to 1985 while the number doubled from 1984 to 1995 as seen on the chart. However, compared to 1975, in 2005 the number of foreign visitors has increased drastically (Total 8.8 in 1975; 30.4 in 2005).

Furthermore, an interesting fact is that among the six countries given, South Korea and Japan had the most number of foreign visitors to Australia in 2005 compared to 1975 (South Korea: 2.9 in 1975 and 9.1 in 2005; Japan: 3.2 in 1975 and 12.0 in 2005). Meanwhile, China having had 0.3 million people visiting Australia in 1975 but 0.8 million in 2005 which is quite less in terms of changes that took place over the years compared to other countries over the past years.

Overall, compared to 1975 the number of foreign visitors has been increasing, reaching quite a high number of visitors of 32 million to Australia, while having a majority of visitors from South Korea and Japan. On the other hand, the least number of travels was from China but it is safe to say that the majority of the visits that took place to Australia were from Asian countries than Western countries.

[Written by - Menu Anju ]

Sample Answer 2:
The given line graph and table give data on the number of overseas visitors travelling to Australia in millions of people from the year 1975 to 2005 and shows the number of travellers from 6 different parts of the world.

As is presented in the illustration, the number of visitors travelling to Australia raised steadily and the majority of these visitors came from Japan, South Korea and Europe. Almost 10 million people visited Australia in the year 1975 and this amount increased to over 15 million after 10 years. In the year 1995, the total visitor travelled Australia was approximately 24 million and finally in 2005 well over 30 million.    

The second table gives data on the number of visitors from 6 different regions who came to visit Australia in 2 different years with a 30 years interval. Both in 1975 and in 2005, Australia had the largest number of Japanese tourists followed by South Korea. In 2005, tourists from these 2 countries who came to visit Australia were about 20 million while 4.5 million tourists came from Europe and only 1.1 million from the USA. The least number of tourists came to Australia during this period are from China which was only 0.3 million in 1975 and 0.8 million in 2005. The statistics of the table shows that the total tourist visited Australia from 6 different parts of the world increased significantly in 300 years amounting well over 30 million in 12005 compared to the total number of 8.8 million 30 years earlier.

(Approximately 250 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.)

Alternative Answer 3:
The provided graphs and table shows data on the number of overseas travellers visited Australia from the year 1975 till 2005 and their origin where they came from. As is observed in the line graph, in 1975 8.8 million of foreign travellers visited Australia and this number increased steadily each year. In 2005, this visitor’s number reached to 30.4 million which is almost double than the visitors’ number in 1985.

The highest number of tourists came from Japan. In 1975, more than 3 million tourists came from Japan which is more than the total tourists came from Europe, Britain, China and USA. This number reached to 12 million in 2005 which contributed one-third of the total tourist of this year. The second largest tourists came to Australia from South Korea both in 1975 and in 2005. The Chinese tourist is the lowest in number among the 6 regions.

In short, the number of total tourists who came to visit Australia increased steadily and the highest number of tourist came from Asia, specifically from Japan and South Korea.

(Approximately 177 words)    

Sample Answer 4:
The given line graph and table give data on the number of foreign travellers who visited Australia from the year 1975 to 2005 and shows where they came from. As is observed from the given illustrations, the number of overseas visitors increased steadily each year and the highest number of tourists came to Australia from Japan and South Korea.

As is presented in the given line graph, around 9 million tourists came to Australia initially in 1975. This number kept on increasing steadily and reached over 15 million in 1985. In the year the number of tourists who visited Australia reached to 24 million and finally in 1995 this number rocketed to well over 30 million. The number increased each year starting from 1975 and in 30 years, the total tourists’ number got well over 30 million.

The table then compares the foreign tourists who visited Australia in 1975 and 2005 and shows the origins of these tourists. In 1975, total 8.8 millions of tourists visited Australia and among them 2.9 million came from South Korea and 3.2 million from Japan. The remaining travellers came from China, USA, Britain and Europe. After 30 years in 2005, the total Australia visiting tourists increased to 30.4 million compared to the 8.8 million in 30 years back. 9.1 millions of South Korean tourists came to visit Australia in 2005  and this number is more than 3 times compared to tourists number of 1975. In 2005 the Japanese tourists’ number increased to almost four times than the tourists’ number of 1975. The tourists’ number increased for all the given six countries in 2005 than the tourists of 1975. The majority of the tourists came to visit Australia from Asia than the USA and Europe. In 2005, around 22 millions of tourists came to Australia from Asian countries compared to the remaining 8.5 millions of tourists from Britain, USA and Europe.

In conclusion, the number of tourists who visited Australia increased continuously and a majority of these tourists came from three Asian countries namely Japan, South Korea and China.

(Approximately 340 words)

Model Answer 5:
The given line graph illustrates the annual visits to Australia by foreigners in million from the year 1975 to 2005 while the table represents these visits from six different countries in both 1975 and 2005. A staggering increase in the number of visits to Australia is noticeable. A large portion of this increase can be attributed to south Koreans and Japanese tourists as is evident in the table data.

An upward moving trend is clearly visible in the line graph that shows an increase in visits to Australia by foreigners as the number rose from 8.8 millions in 1975 to 30.2 millions in 2005, almost trebling in value in the period spanning from 1975 to 2000.

This spike in numbers can be largely attributed to south Koreans and Japanese tourists as their tourism rose a whopping 15 million collectively. This trend was not seen in the United States, China, or Britain as their tourists' numbers who visited Australia did not increase significantly (1.1, 0.8 and 2.9 respectively in 2005). European tourism, however, also saw a rise in appetite towards Australia their tourism almost quadrupled from 1975 to 2005.

(Approximately 188 words | Written by Madu Sane)    

 

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+1 # Consuelo 2016-10-13 22:54
If anybody has a look at it I'll thank you very much!

The given line graph presents data on the number of tourists each year Australia received from 1975 to 2005 and the table shows the origin of those tourists. Overall in the line graph, a steady increment could be noticed on the arrivals of tourists in Australia, accounting 8.8 million of visitors in 1975 to reach 34 million on 2005. The table further pinpoints the tourists' number and shows their origin both in 1975 and 1995.

Out of the total number of travellers in 1975, most of them were South Korean and Japanese, respectively 2.9 and 3.2 million. In 2005, there was a bigger movement of people than 1975 but South Korea and Japan were still at the top of the list with the highest numbers of tourists who visited Australia, followed by Western Countries with a total of 8.5 million in contrast with almost 22 million of Easter Countries, including China that only summed up 0.8 million people who went to Australi.

The number of people coming from Japan, South Korea and Europe throughout the years went up almost 4 times. The data recorded mention Britain as a separate country from Europe, even though it was part of it since 1973, for this reason, it is not possible to identify the exact numbers of European travellers.

The range in regards to the USA and China presents a slight rise on the data between years, 0.4 to 1.1 million and 0.3 to 0.8 respectively, accounting the lowest number of visitors of all the countries.
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0 # Kosha Kosh 2016-08-29 03:37
Useful samples.
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0 # IELTS Mentor 2016-08-29 06:45
Thank you Kosh for your comment.
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+1 # Marinda 2016-08-23 13:59
The supplied line graph shows information on the number of yearly foreign tourists to Australia by in millions during four consecutive decades commencing from 1975, while the table gives data about the homelands of those foreigner visitors.

As is observed from the given illustration, there was an upward trend in the number of visits per year over the forty years. While just below 9 million foreigner tourists visited Australia in 1975, this number increased to over 30 million in 2005. Moreover, the highest number of habitants came from Japan and South Korea. There was a significant rise in the yearly visits to Australia from Japan and South Korea from 3.2 and 2.9 respectively in 1975 to 12 and 9.1 million in 2005. On the other hand, the lowest number of visitors came from China and the USA throughout the five decades. Since the overall foreign tourists' number increased over time, the number of foreigners who visited Australia in 2005 were significantly higher than that of previous decades.
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+2 # Maxene 2016-06-28 00:57
The line graph illustrates the number of yearly foreign tourists who visited Australia from the year 1975 until 2005, whereas the data in the table shows the countries from where the visitors originated.

In the span of 30 years, visitors to Australia increased from 10 million to over 30 million. Furthermore, the tourists in Australia had a significant increase during the year 1985-1995 where the tourists' number nearly doubled from 15 million to 25 million compared to the previous decade.

Data presented in the table depicts that, the highest number of visitors who came to Australia in 1975 and 2005 were from Japan. 3.2 million Japanese tourists visited Australia in 1975, and it rose to 12 million in 2005, followed by South Koreans from 2.9 million in 1975 to 9.1 million in the 2005. Around 1.6 million visitors came from the USA, China and Britain, in combination, in 1975 and this number increased over time. About 1.1 million European visitors went Australia in 1975 which increased to 4.5 million in 20 years.

Overall, it is clear that more Japanese tourists preferred to visit Australia followed by South Koreans, while Chinese had the lowest number of tourists who visited Australia.
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0 # Ruth 2016-06-07 14:12
Based on the graph presented it could be seen that there had been a continuous ascent of visits to Australia by overseas residents for a period of 30 years.

From the table, it could be deduced that the ranks of races who frequented the country has not changed overtime.

For a ten year period from 1975 to 1985 foreign travellers to Australia increased by around six million; from just around 10 million in 1975 and it went up to 15 million in 1985. This statistic almost doubled after another 10 years, reaching at about 25 million in 1995, another 5 million increase was recorded for the 10 years that followed reaching 30 million in 2005.

Looking at the table it can be explained that, all six countries with residents vacationing in Australia remained constant in their ranks for the two year comparison. Japan ranked first with 3.2 million visits in 1975 and 12 million in 2005, this is followed by South Korea at 2.1 and 9.1 millions respectively. Europe followed at 1.1 million in the early year and 4.5 million in the latter. USA and China were the least among the six at 0.4 and 1.1 million for USA in 1975 and 2005 respectively and 0.3 and 0.8 million for China consecutively for the above mentioned years.

Hi all, I would appreciate comments for this submission. Thanks so much.
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0 # Stephen 2016-06-08 12:15
The answers is not bad. But obviously there are plenty of scopes to make it even better. Best of luck Ruth.
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0 # Lesmana 2016-06-08 12:14
Introduction part is kind of different from usual answers. Not sure if this is a better way or worse! You wrote too much for the table data. This data could have been described in a much easier way like.
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-1 # Sonal 2016-04-06 06:45
The given line graph represents the number of overseas residents from six regions who visited Australia from the year 1975 to 2005 while the table gives data on the source of those tourists. As is observed from the given illustration, total number of foreign visitors to Australia increased significantly over the period and Australia got more tourists from Japan than any other country.

8.8 million tourists from different parts of the world visited Australia in the year 1975 and it increased to about 15.5 million in 10 years. From 1985 to 1995, the visitors’ number rose to nearly 24 million which was a significant increase. Finally in the year 2005 the total tourists in Australia from the given six parts reached to 30.4 million which is almost thrice than that of 1975.

The table shows the country wise visitors from 1975 to 2005 who visited Australia. In general, the visitors from South Korea and Japan were higher than the tourists from other parts of the world. The number of visitors to Australia from South Korea was 2.9 million in 1975 which went up to 9.1 million in 2005. Australia got the highest percentage of tourists from Japan. Japanese visitors were 3.2 millions in 1975 which rose to 12.0 million in 2005. On the other hand, the visitors from China, USA, Britain and Europe were in combination less than those of South Korea and Japan. The visitors from these countries remained less than 3 million except for European tourists who were 4.5 millions in 2005.
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+10 # Evren Erdem 2016-04-02 14:58
If someone likes or dislikes, I'll appreciate..

Answer: The line graph illustrates the number of yearly foreign visitors to Australia between 1975 and 2005 while the table data shows where those tourists came from. According to the line graph, the number of foreign visitors in Australia steadily went up, approximately 8 million more every decade between 1985 and 2005.

As is given in the illustration, 8.8 million foreign visitors arrived to Australia in 1975. However this number reached 30.4 million in 2005. Between 1975 and 2005, Australia was a favourite destination for many tourists, especially tourists from Japan or South Korea. Although Korean visitors’ number rose up from 2.9 million to 9.1 million, the number of Japanese visitors and European visitors significantly increased in three decades from 3.2, and 1.1 to 12.0, and 4.5 as million, respectively. Furthermore Australia didn’t have many visitors from China, USA, or Britain in 1975 (0.3, 0.4, 0.9 as million, respectively) in spite of the fact that the number of foreign visitors who were from one of these countries had risen almost three times as much in 2005. While 0.8 million people went to Australia from China, Australia had 1.1 million visitors from USA in 2005. Among these three countries Britain was the former country which sent the most number of visitors to Australia with 2.9 million tourists in 2005.
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+4 # Kavery 2016-02-07 19:56
The line graph elucidates the total number of foreigners travelled per year to Australia from 1975 to 2005 whereas the table specifies the countries from where those visitors came from. Overall an upward trend is observed in number of visitors for the 3 decades and most of the tourists were Chinese or Koreans.

As is observed, in 1975 total travelers were below 10million and this figure increased gradually to more than 15million in 1985, doubled in next 10 years and then trebled and reached peak level in 2005 with above 30million people.

Obviously, most of the tourists came from Japan and South Korea in both these years. In 2005 out of 30million people, more than 20 million came from these counties. While least number of people traveled to Australia was from China in 1975 and 2005- 0.3and 0.8 million respectively. Other three countries and continents such as the USA, Britain and Europe experienced a rise in the number of visitors from 2.5 million to 8.5 million travelers from 1975 to 2005.

To cut short, foreign visitors to Australia increased dramatically in these decades and Japanese tourists were in top level.
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+1 # Krishna 2016-01-09 21:32
Firstly the answer should be precise in word count should not exceed limit as the samples hows the big intro, secondly these type of questions needs only a little comparison of figure so that a plot can be made in the essay other wise it will look more like a figured statistic like bar graph that still need comprehension.
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-1 # Hung 2015-10-27 10:36
Some thing wrong with years in 'Answers Submitted by our IELTS students' ?
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+1 # Keith 2015-10-08 10:14
The other answer with 340 words is too long. Task 1 should be at max less than 200 words because it will make the writing sample more prone to errors and the keyword there is to summarize ., if one fails to summarize its 4 in the task achievement. Need not to discuss all, just the main features will do. Hope it helps.
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+1 # Puspa 2015-10-05 19:59
IELTS materials
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+8 # Nima 2015-07-04 11:47
The provided graph shows the number of annual visits to Australia by overseas residents in 30 years, from 1975 until 2005. As is presented in the line graph, this trend increased steadily during these years.

This amount in 2005 grew more than 3 times, from about 8.8 million it reached to more than 30 million. Interestingly in each 5 years more than 5 million visitors was added to this amount. The presented table gives information on the country of origin where the visitors came from. In this section, researchers have 6 main categories South Korea, Japan, China, USA, Britain, and Europe. For example most visitor were from Japan and second of them from South Korea in 2005. Europe had most growth among others with more than 4 times from 1.1 million in 1975 to 4.5 million in 2005.

Overall, Australia was one of the successful country to attract visitors and in tourism industry.
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+3 # Jake 2015-06-25 09:04
The line graph gives information on the growth of tourist visited Australia from 1975 to 2005, and the table shows the number of tourist from different countries.

As is presented in the graph, the number of tourists visited Australia steadily increased from 8.8 million in 1975 and reach up to 30.4 million in 2005. In 1985 the visitors almost doubled the number who visited Australia in 1975.

The table shows the nationalities of the visitors, among them, the largest number is from South East Asia, the visitors from Japan has the biggest number from 3.2 million in 1975 to 12.0 million in 2005, followed by South Korea with 2.9 million in 1975 and 9.1 million in 2005.
br />From the table, it also shows that the combined number of visitors from Japan and South Korea in 1975 and in 2005 is more than the combined number of visitors from China, USA, Britain, and Europe in the same years.
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+2 # David Hernandez. 2015-05-02 15:29
Nice topic.
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-3 # gurjant sekhon 2015-04-29 20:34
Amazing
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