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 # 204 - Sales at a small restaurant in a downtown 4614
IELTS graph 244 - Number of own operated and Franchised restaurants 5086
IELTS graph 242 - Percentages of US citizens who never married 5176
IELTS graph writing # 201 - Rail transport in five countries in 2015 5411
IELTS graph 235 - Sales of handmade olive oil soaps to tourists in turkey 5450
IELTS graph 284 - GDP in four countries between 2010 and 2015 5777
IELTS graph 255 - New job opportunities for different professional groups in Australia 5959
IELTS graph 230 - Leisure hours by Canadians in a year 6135
IELTS graph 225 - Main reasons for university education 6193
IELTS graph 285 - Internet users in Vietnam from 2003 to 2012 6240
IELTS graph 252 - Effect of flu vaccination in a town 6410
IELTS graph 295 - Catholics residing in different nations 6487
IELTS graph 253 - Different types of cheese production in the USA 6654
IELTS graph writing # 208 - Area of forest logged in and forest-dwelling species in Southwest region 6656
IELTS graph 277 - Telephone subscribers in Vietnam - 2010 6705
IELTS graph writing # 212 - Cases of diseases caused by X virus in Australia 6727
IELTS graph 226 - Highest education level of women in Sri Lanka 6770
IELTS graph 236 - Consumption of regular ice cream in the US 6777
IELTS graph writing # 209 - Information about three different types of restaurants 6960
IELTS graph 254 - Number of different airline flights coming to Hong Kong per week 6992