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 321 - A public park in 1920 and today 1463
IELTS graph writing 320 - How electricity is generated in a hydroelectric power station 1562
IELTS graph writing 319 - One country’s exports in various categories during 2015 and 2016 1596
IELTS graph writing 318 - Average percentages in typical meals of three types of nutrients 2524
IELTS graph writing 317 - Share of the UK and Australian cinema market 41856
IELTS graph 316 - US population aged 65 and over 19090
IELTS graph 315 - Members in Miami and Florida health club 17891
IELTS graph 314 - Passengers travelling by train in Sydney and trains running on time 12460
IELTS graph 313 - Drinking habits of the US population by age 15735
IELTS graph 312 - How people in a European city reached their office and got back home 11098
IELTS graph 311 - UK investments in clean energy from 2008 to 2015 10102
IELTS graph 310 - Consumption and production of potatoes in five parts of the world 17239
IELTS graph 309 - Top ten countries spending on travel 11879
IELTS graph 308 - Children as a percentage of the young population in the United Kingdom 14449
IELTS graph 307 - Waste recycling rates in the US 18397
IELTS graph 306 - Population size, birth and death rate of England and Wales 16407
IELTS graph 305 - Internet users in the Middle East in June 2017 9270
IELTS graph 304 - Top ten Internet users by country in 2016 9307
IELTS graph 303 - Coffee production, coffee consumption and the profit distribution 21474
IELTS graph 302 - Access to refrigerator, electricity and water in Ghana 9106