20 Recent IELTS Graph samples with answers

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Recent IELTS Graph 1:

The chart below shows how much money is spent in the budget on different sectors by the UAE government in 2000.

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

money is spent in the budget by the UAE

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Recent IELTS Graph 2:

The charts below show the growth in the population in some of the world’s largest cities as well as the population distribution in urban and rural areas.

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

Growth in the population in largest cities

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Recent IELTS Graph 3:

The average prices per kilometre of clothing imported into the European Union from six different countries in 1993 and 2003 are shown in the bar chart below.

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

Prices of clothing imported into the European Union

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Recent IELTS Graph 4:

The bar charts below show the number of hours each teacher spent teaching in different schools in four different countries in 2001.

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

Number of hours each teacher spent teaching

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Recent IELTS Graph 5:

The line graphs below show the production and demand for steel in million tonnes and the number of workers employed in the steel industry in the UK in 2010.

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

Production and demand for steel in the UK in 2010

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Recent IELTS Graph 6:

The bar charts and line graph below show the results of a survey conducted over a three-year period to discover what people who live in London think of the city.

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

What people who live in London think of the city

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Recent IELTS Graph 7:

The pie charts below show the online sales for retail sectors in New Zealand in 2003 and 2013.

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

Online sales for retail sectors in New Zealand

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Recent IELTS Graph 8:

The number of tourists visiting Malaysia and Dubai from 1995 to 2003 is presented below.

Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information shown in the diagrams below.

Number of tourists visiting Malaysia and Dubai

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Recent IELTS Graph 9:

The bar chart below shows the estimated sales of jeans for two companies next year in Turkey. The pie chart shows the projected market share of the two companies in jeans at the end of next year.

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

Sales of jeans for two companies next year in Turkey

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Recent IELTS Graph 10:

The graph below shows a survey result of 4000 participants who expressed what important aspects they have learned from the internship they have completed.

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

What important aspects internship students have learned

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Recent IELTS Graph 11:

The graph below shows the top priorities by business companies in the USA in 2016.

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

Top priorities by business companies in the USA

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Recent IELTS Graph 12:

The graphs below show the average monthly expenditure on children’s sports and participation in different sports in the UK from 2008 to 2014.

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

Expenditure on children’s sports & participation in sports, UK

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Recent IELTS Graph 13:

The pie charts below show the online shopping sales for retail sectors in Australia in 2010 and 2015.

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

Online shopping sales for retail sectors in Australia

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Recent IELTS Graph 14:

The bar chart below shows Scotland’s exports to the rest of the UK and the rest of the world for the year 2014.

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

Scotland’s exports to the rest of the UK and world

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Recent IELTS Graph 15:

The chart below shows the changes in sales of four different types of books from 2002 to 2012.

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

Changes in sales of four different types of books

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Recent IELTS Graph 16:

The diagram shows the procedure for university entry for high school graduates.

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

Procedure for university entry for high school graduates

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Recent IELTS Graph 17:

The chart below shows Morocco’s income from different economic sectors in 2003 as well as its income from fishing from 1982 to 2003.

Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information in the charts below.

Morocco’s income from different economic sectors in 2003

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Recent IELTS Graph 18:

The bar chart below shows the proportions of English men and women of different ages who were living alone in 2011. The pie chart compares the numbers of bedrooms in these one-person households.

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

English men and women who were living alone in 2011

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Recent IELTS Graph 19:

The diagram below shows the life cycle of a salmon, from egg to adult fish.

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

Life cycle of a salmon, from egg to adult fish

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Recent IELTS Graph 20:

The table below shows the worldwide market share of the notebook computer market for manufacturers in the years 2006, 2007 and 2014.

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

Worldwide market share of the notebook computer market

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A sample answer to the Recent IELTS Graph 2:

Question: The charts below show the growth in the population in some of the world’s largest cities as well as the population distribution in urban and rural areas.

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

The given bar chart presents the differences in population from 1970 to 2010 in 5 large capitals over the world. It also compares the population growth in these capital cities.

Overall, Tokyo had been leading the group in terms of its citizens' number in these decades and Bombay's population growth during the time was the highest.

Population in Tokyo was around 17 million in 1970, the highest among the given cities. In this year, New York had around 13 million population and the least number of the population used to live in Jakarta, which was merely 2.5 million. Shanghai and Bombay had about 12 and 5 million populations respectively.

After 20 years, the population in Tokyo grew by 6.5 million while New York and Shanghai both witnessed a comparatively small growth. However, population growth in Jakarta and Bombay was staggeringly high. In 2010, Bombay's population reached around 27 million, almost the same as it was in Tokyo. Population in Jakarta city, at that time, reached 19 million, a substantial growth compared to 1970's data. Interestingly, Sanhai's population did not grow faster compared to other cities.

Lan Tran
The chart shows how much money was spent on the budget for different sectors by the UAE government in 2000. There is a total of 10 sectors including the social security sector, housing, heritage and environment sector; debt interest sector; other expenditure sectors; defence sector; industry, agriculture and employment sector; education sector; law and order sector; health and personal social services sector and transport sector.

The highest expenditure was made to social security with 100 billion AED while the least was for transport with 9 billion AED. Besides the transport sector, there were 3 other sectors which demanded less than 20 billion AED while there was only 1 sector which got less than 100 billion AED but more than 50 billion AED. Defence, debt interest and other expenditure were 3 sectors that had likely similar budgets. Education was the third large budget among 10 sectors with 38 billion AED in this year in the UAE.

Jessica Nadal
Recent IELTS Graph 20:

The table below shows the worldwide market share of the notebook computer market for manufacturers in the years 2006, 2007 and 2014.

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

Answer:
The table gives information about the percentages of international market shares of different notebook computer brands in 2006, 2007 and 2014. Overall, it is clear that HP brand was the consistent leading manufacturer, while Fujitsu was the least popular brand in these three years. Another striking feature is the continuous increase of market shares of all brands except for Fujitsu.

In 2006, the top three notebook brands were HP, Dell, and Samsung with market shares of 31.4%, 16.6%, and 11.6%, respectively. The percentages of shares by HP and Dell rose steadily, ending up the period with 34.25% for the former and 26.12% for the latter. In contrast, the figure for Samsung declined in 2007 by 0.9% but recovered to 14.20% in 2014.

Of all the manufacturers, Toshiba, Lenovo, Fujitsu, and others were the least dominant in the global market. The proportion of Toshiba stood at just 6.2% in 2006, moved up by 1.1% after a year, and accounted for 7.10% in 2014. An almost identical trend can be seen in the market share of the Lenovo brand, which started the period at 6.6% and ended up at 7.10%. Meanwhile, Fujitsu recorded 4.8% in 2006 but declined to 3.1% in 2014. However, although the market shares of others showed a significant value at 22.8% in the first year, and, in fact, they deteriorated towards the end of the period.

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