Academic Writing Task 1 Sample

IELTS Academic - Graph Writing:

In your IELTS Academic Writing Task 1, you will be given with one or more graph(s) (i.e. bar, column, line or pie), table, flowchart, map or process diagram and you need to summarise the main information, compare data, show contrasts and trends, identify significant trends and describe a process. You should write between 150 to 200 words and the minimum word requirement is 150. You are advised to finish your report writing in 20 minutes. Always present factual data based on the diagram presented, and NEVER assume something, even if this is a common knowledge. Write in a way so that the reader (examiner in this case) can very easily follow the trends of the graph and understand the factual information regarding the diagram.

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IELTS graph writing 317 - Share of the UK and Australian cinema market 36345
IELTS graph 316 - US population aged 65 and over 16186
IELTS graph 315 - Members in Miami and Florida health club 14486
IELTS graph 314 - Passengers travelling by train in Sydney and trains running on time 9991
IELTS graph 313 - Drinking habits of the US population by age 12637
IELTS graph 312 - How people in a European city reached their office and got back home 8876
IELTS graph 311 - UK investments in clean energy from 2008 to 2015 8116
IELTS graph 310 - Consumption and production of potatoes in five parts of the world 13357
IELTS graph 309 - Top ten countries spending on travel 9618
IELTS graph 308 - Children as a percentage of the young population in the United Kingdom 11299
IELTS graph 307 - Waste recycling rates in the US 14698
IELTS graph 306 - Population size, birth and death rate of England and Wales 12654
IELTS graph 305 - Internet users in the Middle East in June 2017 7006
IELTS graph 304 - Top ten Internet users by country in 2016 7083
IELTS graph 303 - Coffee production, coffee consumption and the profit distribution 16840
IELTS graph 302 - Access to refrigerator, electricity and water in Ghana 7214
IELTS graph 301 - Clubs joined by the people of two different age groups 10521
IELTS graph 300 - Consumption of three spreads from 1981 to 2007 13125
IELTS graph 299 - Medals won by countries in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games 6793
IELTS graph 298 - Students who are proficient in a foreign language 10787