Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 178 - Water used for different purposes in six areas

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1/ Graph Writing - Pie Charts:

» You are advised to spend about  20 minutes on this task.

The charts below show the percentage of water used for different purposes in six areas of the world.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

» You should write at least 150 words.


Percentage of water used for different purposes in six areas of the world.

Percentage of water used for different purposes

 

Model Answer 1:
The provided pie charts compare the domestic, agricultural and industrial water consumptions in six major parts of the world. In general, the highest percentage of water is utilised for agricultural purposes in Asian, African and South American countries while about half of the water in Europe and North America goes to industrial sectors.

As can be seen from the given pie charts, North America's water consumption has a striking similarity to that of Europe. In both of these continents, about half of the water is required in industrial sectors, almost one-third for crop cultivation and 13-15% for people’s household use. Interestingly, South American’s water-absorbing habit is quite contrary to the North American region and it is more like the Asian and African continents. A great portion of water goes to agricultural division in Asian, African and North American countries which is over eight-tenths of their total consumption. The highest water consumption is cultivation could be observed in Central Asia (88%) which is almost treble than that of Europe. Household water use in South America was higher than other parts of the world and that stands at 19%. Only 7 to 9 percent water is used by people in Asian and African countries for their personal use at home.  Finally, the industrial water consumptions in Asian and African areas ranges from 5% to 12% and this ration is quite lower than that of Europe and North America. Interestingly, South East Asia uses more water for manufacturing than each of Africa, central Asia and South America.

[Written by - Sandra Jordan]

 

Sample Answer 2:
The provided illustration compares water consumption for three main purposes in six different areas namely: North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Central Asia and South East Asia. Overall, it is clear from the charts that Asian and African countries used more water for irrigation while North American and European countries used more water for their industrial needs.

To begin with, a major portion of water consumption could be observed in the agricultural sector and this was higher in African and Asian regions than that of American and European parts. More than 80% water in Africa and Asia went in agricultural fields while this percentage was only 32% in Europe and 39% in North America. North America and Europe required more water in their industrial sectors than that of Asian and African countries. While half of the water was used in the industrial sector in North America and Europe, the percentage of that in African and Asian regions ranged from 5% to 12%. Interestingly, water consumption in North and South America shows a contrasting scenario. Finally, more percentages of household water consumption could be observed in American and European continents than that of Asian and African regions.

[Written by - Piero]

 

Sample Answer 3:
The provided figures give information on the percentage of industrial, agricultural and domestic use of water in the six different regions of the world. Generally, as can be seen from the illustration, the highest percentage of water is used for agricultural demands, while the least percentage of water is used for the domestic needs.

In Africa, South America, Central and South-East Asia more than 70 percent of water goes to the agricultural sector, whereas in North America and Europe this index is 39 % and 32% respectively. On the contrary, these regions consume more water for industrial purposes (48% and 53%), while industrial purposes require only about 10 % average in South America, Africa, Central and South-East Asia. The biggest percent of domestic water use could be observed is in South America (19%) and Asian regions use the minimum water for domestic needs. The maximum usage of water for agricultural aims is in Central Asia (89 %), and only 32% of water is used by the European farming sector.

[Written by - Erlan]

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Sabi
The Illustrated pie charts stipulate the information on water consumptions for different purposes across different parts of the world, namely North and South America, Europe, Africa, Central and South East Asia. At a first glance, the proportion of agricultural water usage exceeds other usages in mentioned countries with the exception of Europe and North America where Industrial usage leads in utilizing water resources.To be more specific, in four out of six regions, water is perceptibly used for fertilization of crops, where central Asia used 88% of water, and usage in South East accounted for 81%, the second highest proportion of water use for irrigation. Moreover, South America and Africa utilized 71% and 84% water respectively. Noticeably, in Europe, half of the water is consumed in the industrial sector while agricultural water use is 32%. This is particularly true for North America as well where 48% water consumption accounted for industrial usage while 39% for farming. In addition, in Central Asia, utilization of water for industrial usage is markedly lower, approximately 5%; whilst, Africa, South East Asia, and South America accounted 7%, 12% and 10% respectively. In terms of household usage of water, each mentioned area shares less than 20% of water utilization. While Central Asia and East Asia had a lower per cent of water usage for the domestic purpose.
Sasha Arora
It should have been written as more than two third of the total consumption actually.
Ahmed Hossain
#Modelanswer1 = "A great portion of water goes to agricultural division in Asian, African and North American countries which is over eight-tenths of their total consumption"Here, North America = 39% which is wrong.
Iho
At the end of the model answer, there is a mistake. South East Asia uses way less water for manufacturing than North America. It is higher than South America's level.
Fitmos
Great job, I really like your article- it's simple and easy to follow. I made some revisions to it and use it as my model answer. :lol: The pie charts illustrate the proportion of water usage for a variety of purposes in six main continents of the world. Overall, North America and Europe used the major percentages of water for industries while the remaining continents used the major part of water for irrigation.In most areas, household water accounted for the least percentage of use ranging from 7% to 15%. Domestic water use, in terms of total water consumption, was highest in South America (19%) and lowest in Asia (7%). In addition, African and Asian continents consumed more than 80% of their water for irrigation and only 5%-12% for industrial use.On the contrary, nearly half of the water consumption in North America and Europe went on the industrial use and around one-third for agricultural use. Notably, the pattern of water use in South America was quite different from that in North America as the former used 71% of water for irrigation and only one-tenth for industries compared to 39% agricultural and 48% industrial use in the latter continent.
Laila
Hello there, I am supposed to take my IELTS test in June, I wonder if I can post my sample answer and anyone help to check and provide me with the tips, please? That would be very useful. Thanks in advance. Laila Abdul Rahim.
IELTS Mentor
Dear Bora, you are correct. It should be either 'more than 80%' or considerably over two-thirds'. One-third is not correct.
Bora
I was looking through the Model answer 1. It says " A great portion of water goes to agricultural division in Asian, African and North American countries which is approximately one-third of their total consumption".But how come it could be one-third?? I thought it could be two-thirds or three-quarter. Am I getting wrong? Please help me!
Amanda
There's not much better than a well-written post! Thank you for this breath of fresh air, I enjoyed every moment of the read. Will be eagerly awaiting your next post :)
Plamena
The pie charts illustrate the ratio of water usage for a variety of purposes in North America, South America, Europe, Central Asia, Africa, and South East Asia. Overall, North America and Europe used more percentages of water for their industrial use while the remaining continents used the largest portion of their water for agricultural use. Household use of water accounted for the least percentage of use varying from 7% to 19% in these continents. Domestic water use, in terms of total water consumption, was highest in South America (19%) and lowest in Asia and Africa. However, the African and Asian continents consumed over 80% of their water for irrigation and only 5%-12% for industrial use. On the contrary, almost half of the water consumption in Europe and North America went on the industrial use and around one-third for horticultural use. South America’s water use was quite different than that of North America as the former used 71% of its water for agriculture and only one-tenth for their industries compared to 48% industrial and 39% irrigation use in the latter continent.