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 324 - The diagram shows the process for recycling plastic bottles 59404
IELTS graph 323 - Site of an airport now and how it will look next year 20392
IELTS graph 322 - Manufacturing process for making sugar from sugar cane 61655
IELTS graph 322 - Changes in ownership of electrical appliances 49235
IELTS graph 321 - A public park in 1920 and today 185195
IELTS graph 320 - How electricity is generated in a hydroelectric power station 150508
IELTS graph 319 - One country’s exports in various categories during 2015 and 2016 139105
IELTS graph 318 - Average percentages in typical meals of three types of nutrients 167337
IELTS graph 317 - Share of the UK and Australian cinema market 83390
IELTS graph 316 - US population aged 65 and over 43013
IELTS graph 315 - Members in Miami and Florida health club 43746
IELTS graph 314 - Passengers travelling by train in Sydney and trains running on time 34883
IELTS graph 313 - Drinking habits of the US population by age 41405
IELTS graph 312 - How people in a European city reached their office and got back home 33188
IELTS graph 311 - UK investments in clean energy from 2008 to 2015 27982
IELTS graph 310 - Consumption and production of potatoes in five parts of the world 56558
IELTS graph 309 - Top ten countries spending on travel 30730
IELTS graph 308 - Children as a percentage of the young population in the United Kingdom 37264
IELTS graph 307 - Waste recycling rates in the US 50370
IELTS graph 306 - Population size, birth and death rate of England and Wales 52512