## Graph Writing # 6 - Annual visits to Australia by overseas residents

### IELTS Academic Writing Task 1/ Graph Writing - Line Graph + Table:

» You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

### The line graph below shows the number of annual visits to Australia by overseas residents. The table below gives information on the country of origin where the visitors came from.

Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information given.

» You should write at least 150 words.

Number of Visitors (million)

 1975 2005 SOUTH KOREA JAPAN CHINA USA BRITAIN EUROPE 2.9 3.2 0.3 0.4 0.9 1.1 9.1 12.0 0.8 1.1 2.9 4.5 Total 8.8 30.4

The provided line graph delineates data on the changes of visitors' number to Australia from 1975 until 2005 while the table elaborates the percentage of tourists from various countries. At the onset, the number of foreign travellers to Australia had surged ceaselessly during the whole period and tripled by 2005. Moreover, the most substantial growth in the number of foreigners attended Australia had shown by Japan, South Korea and Europe.

The line graph shows that visit to Australia by non-residents had overwhelmingly moved upward over the period of 2 decades: it was nearly 10 million in 1975 and slightly more than 30 million in 2005. Throughout the period, the number of tourists went up as high as 5 million each decade; however, between 1985 and 1995 it boomed to almost 10 million.

While taking into consideration the table data we can easily infer that South Korea, Japan and Europe were leading sources of tourists (2.9, 3.2 and 1.1 million respectively) to Australia. In the wake of 3 decades, those figures almost quadrupled to 9.1, 12. and 4.5 million consecutively. Other countries represented less dramatic increase: China - from 0.3 to 0.8 million, the USA - from 0.4 to 1.1 million and the UK - from 0.9 to 2.9 million. It is worth noticing that the most significant growth in the number of travellers to Australia was from Japan, South Korea and Europe. Australia received the highest number of tourists from these countries during the period.

[Written by - Sukhayl]

This line graph presents the number of visits to Australia by foreign citizens per year while the table specifies the visits per country that took place in the year 1975 and 2005. There has been a gradual increase from 1975 to 1985 while the number doubled from 1984 to 1995 as seen on the chart. However, compared to 1975, in 2005 the number of foreign visitors has increased drastically (Total 8.8 in 1975; 30.4 in 2005).

Furthermore, an interesting fact is that among the six countries given, South Korea and Japan had the most number of foreign visitors to Australia in 2005 compared to 1975 (South Korea: 2.9 in 1975 and 9.1 in 2005; Japan: 3.2 in 1975 and 12.0 in 2005). Meanwhile, China having had 0.3 million people visiting Australia in 1975 but 0.8 million in 2005 which is quite less in terms of changes that took place over the years compared to other countries over the past years.

Overall, compared to 1975 the number of foreign visitors has been increasing, reaching quite a high number of visitors of 32 million to Australia while having a majority of visitors from South Korea and Japan. On the other hand, the least number of travels was from China but it is safe to say that the majority of the visits to Australia were from Asian countries than Western countries.

[Written by - Menu Anju ]

The given line graph and table give data on the number of overseas visitors travelling to Australia in millions of people from the year 1975 to 2005 and shows the number of travellers from 6 different parts of the world.

As is presented in the illustration, the number of visitors travelling to Australia raised steadily and the majority of these visitors came from Japan, South Korea and Europe. Almost 10 million people visited Australia in the year 1975 and this amount increased to over 15 million after 10 years. In the year 1995, total visitor travelled Australia was approximately 24 million and finally in 2005 well over 30 million.

The second table gives data on the number of visitors from 6 different regions who came to visit Australia in 2 different years with a 30 years interval. Both in 1975 and in 2005, Australia had the largest number of Japanese tourists followed by South Korea. In 2005, tourists from these 2 countries who came to visit Australia were about 20 million while 4.5 million tourists came from Europe and only 1.1 million from the USA. The least number of tourists came to Australia during this period are from China which was only 0.3 million in 1975 and 0.8 million in 2005. The statistics of the table shows that total tourist visited Australia from 6 different parts of the world increased significantly in 300 years amounting well over 30 million in 12005 compared to the total number of 8.8 million 30 years earlier.

(Approximately 250 words)

(This model answer can be followed as an example of a very good answer. However, please note that this is just one example out of many possible approaches.)

The provided graphs and the table show data on the number of overseas travellers visited Australia from the year 1975 till 2005 and their origin where they came from. As is observed in the line graph, in 1975 8.8 million of foreign travellers visited Australia and this number increased steadily each year. In 2005, this visitor’s number reached to 30.4 million which is almost double than the visitors’ number in 1985.

The highest number of tourists came from Japan. In 1975, more than 3 million tourists came from Japan which is more than the total tourists came from Europe, Britain, China and USA. This number reached to 12 million in 2005 which contributed one-third of the total tourist of this year. The second largest tourists came to Australia from South Korea both in 1975 and in 2005. The Chinese tourist is the lowest in number among the 6 regions.

In short, the number of total tourists who came to visit Australia increased steadily and the highest number of tourist came from Asia, specifically from Japan and South Korea.

(Approximately 177 words)

The given line graph and table give data on the number of foreign travellers who visited Australia from the year 1975 to 2005 and shows where they came from. As is observed from the given illustrations, the number of overseas visitors increased steadily each year and the highest number of tourists came to Australia from Japan and South Korea.

As is presented in the given line graph, around 9 million tourists came to Australia initially in 1975. This number kept on increasing steadily and reached over 15 million in 1985. In the year the number of tourists who visited Australia reached to 24 million and finally in 1995, this number rocketed to well over 30 million. The number increased each year starting from 1975 and in 30 years, the total tourists’ number got well over 30 million.

The table then compares the foreign tourists who visited Australia in 1975 and 2005 and shows the origins of these tourists. In 1975, total 8.8 millions of tourists visited Australia and among them, 2.9 million came from South Korea and 3.2 million from Japan. The remaining travellers came from China, USA, Britain and Europe. After 30 years in 2005, the total Australia visiting tourists increased to 30.4 million compared to the 8.8 million in 30 years back. 9.1 millions of South Korean tourists came to visit Australia in 2005  and this number is more than 3 times compared to tourists number of 1975. In 2005 the Japanese tourists’ number increased to almost four times than the tourists’ number of 1975. The tourists’ number increased for all the given six countries in 2005 than the tourists of 1975. The majority of the tourists came to visit Australia from Asia than the USA and Europe. In 2005, around 22 millions of tourists came to Australia from Asian countries compared to the remaining 8.5 millions of tourists from Britain, the USA and Europe.

The given line graph illustrates the annual visits to Australia by foreigners in million from the year 1975 to 2005 while the table represents these visits from six different countries in both 1975 and 2005. A staggering increase in the number of visits to Australia is noticeable. A large portion of this increase can be attributed to South Koreans and Japanese tourists as is evident in the table data.

An upward moving trend is clearly visible in the line graph that shows an increase in visits to Australia by foreigners as the number rose from 8.8 million in 1975 to 30.2 million in 2005, almost trebling in value in the period spanning from 1975 to 2000.

This spike in numbers can be largely attributed to South Koreans and Japanese tourists as their tourism rose a whopping 15 million collectively. This trend was not seen in the United States, China, or Britain as their tourists' numbers who visited Australia did not increase significantly (1.1, 0.8 and 2.9 respectively in 2005). European tourism, however, also saw a rise in appetite towards Australia their tourism almost quadrupled from 1975 to 2005.

(Approximately 188 words | Written by Madu Sane)

Rating 3.90 (30 Votes)

Callysta
The line graph illustrates the number of overseas visitors to Australia from 1975 to 2005, while the table provides a breakdown of tourist numbers from various countries.

Overall, Australia experienced a steady increase in foreign visitors over the three-decade period. Notably, Japanese and South Koreans emerged as the most popular visitors while Europe, China, the USA, and Britain constituted comparatively smaller proportions of those tourists.

Commencing in 1975, the line graph shows a gradual rise in foreign tourists to Australia, starting at 8.8 million and surging to over 15 million within a decade. In the year 1995, the total visitor of Australia had reached approximately 24 million, soaring to over 30 million by 2005.

Regarding specific countries, Japan and South Korea both commenced as the leading sources of visitors with 3.2 million and 2.9 million in 1975, respectively. However, by 2005, Japanese visitors reached 12 million while South Koreans were 9.1 million. Conversely, European visitors experienced substantial growth from 1.1 million in 1975 to 4.5 million visitors in 2005. Meanwhile, arrivals from Britain, the USA, and China, only starting for less than a million in 1975, saw modest increases to 2.9 million, 1.1 million, and 0.8 million in 2005, respectively.

Lovepreet Sharma
Model answer 1 was perfectly written.
Telly
The line graph reveals the number of foreign visitors who visited Australia in 3 decades, from 1975 to 2005, and the table outlines those tourists' country of origin. As we can see, they were from South Korea, Japan, China, the USA, Britain, and Europe.

Overall, the number of visitors hugely increased in 30 years and the most visitors every now and then were from Japan.

In detail, the total number of tourists was just fewer than 8.8 million in 1975, and then it steadily increased to approximately 7.7 million per decade until it reached around 30.4 million visitors in 2005. These overseas residents, who visited Australia, were mostly from Japan with 3.2 million people in 1975 and 12 million people in 2005.

Besides Japan, visitors from South Korea also had a huge rise - about 2.9 to 9.1millions people in 30 years. Furthermore, tourists from other countries also increased over time. The number of Chinese tourists to Australia was the least both in 1975 (just 0.3 million) and 2005 (fewer than a million).

William
The provided line graph presents the number of visitors to Australia from overseas from 1975 to 2005 with 10 years interval, whereas the table data shows the comparison of total visitors from 6 different locations - South Korea, Japan, China, USA, Britain and Europe, in 1975 and 2005. As is observed from the line graph, visitors who came to Australia was rocketed from the initial years with approximately 50 to 100 per cent increase.

Now, turning to the detail, in 1995 the number of visitors was slightly below 10 million, of which Japanese and South Korean were the highest among all those visitors presented. 10 years later, the number of visitors that came to Australia increased by around 50 per cent from the previous year. And in 1995 the number of visitors touched nearly 25 million which was the highest upsurge from the data given. In 2005 the number exceeded 30 million in total with Japanese and South Korean tourists still having the biggest impact on it. In 1975, China made the smallest contributors, and it remained so in 2005.

It is interesting to note that, Japan and South Korea were significantly bigger visitor sources for Australia from 1995 to 2005. Furthermore, the number of visitors to Australia always increased from decades to decades. And finally, the table data reveals that from 1995 to 2005, the total number of visitors soared about 4 times.

Reazul
The line chart illustrates the number of yearly visits to Australia by foreign tourists between 1975 and 2005, and the table displays the country-wise tourists in the year of 1975 and 2005. The number of tourists unit is given in millions.

Overall, the line graph shows an upward trend, and in 3 decades, the number of tourists gradually increased. Among them, the major portions of visitor came from Japan, South Korea and Europe and a minor portion from China, the USA and Britain.

In 1975, total visitors to Australia were 8.8 million which steadily increased and reached 30.4 million within the next 30 years. Throughout the period, on an average, 5 million visitors were included each 10 years interval. In 1985 the number of foreign tourists was just above 15 million, and in 1995, it increased to just below 25 million.

Considering the table data, it is clearly seen that South Korea, Japan and Europe was in the leading position of the Australian tourist source (2.9, 3.2 and 1.1 million respectively) which also increased dramatically over the time and reached to 9.1, 12.0 and 4.5 million sequentially on the year of 2005. tourists from other countries also showed an increasing trend of visitors.

Iskender
The line chart illustrates the number of annual visitors to Australia between 1975 and 2005, and the table chart provides the number of people from six countries who visited Australia during the years 1975 and 2005. At first glance, it is very clear from both charts that tourists to Australia significantly increased over three decades and the majority of these tourists were from Japan and South Korea.

According to the line graph, the number of visitors to Australia was slightly under 10 million in 1975. However, there had been a gradual increase in visitors during the next three decades. By the year 2005, Australia hosted more than 30 million people from overseas.

Turning to the table data, in 1975, the Japanese people were the majority of visitors in Australia (3.2 million) and the number of Chinese visitors was the least (0.3 million). In 2005, the visitors from Japan was much more than other countries, while the scenario with the visitors from China was still the same as before. The remarkable acclivity of the number of visitors from all six countries was seen by the year 2005, meanwhile, the majority of people were from Japan, South Korea and Europe in the same year.

Riri
The line graph illustrates the number of tourists who visited Australia from 1975 to 2005 while the table demonstrates the percentage of these tourists from different countries. Overall, there is a consistent growth of tourists to Australia in every decade where most of them are from South Korea, Japan and Europe. The line graph indicates that the non-residents who visited Australia had constantly progressed from the year 1975. 10 million people visited Australia in 1975. This number increased by 5 million next decade and an additional 9 million in from that point in the next decade. More than 30 million tourists made it to Australia in 2005. Moreover, the table shows that the majority of these tourists in 1975 came from Japan, South Korea and Europe, 3.2, 2.9 and 1.1 million respectively. After 30 years, an apparent increase in the tourist influx to Australia almost quadrupled. Meanwhile, Chinese, American and British citizens who visited Australia more than doubled during this period.
Preet
Beautifully written by Sukhayl.
Vivek Singh
Really great.
Sam
Abshir Mowlid Gure
The line graph illustrates the number of annual foreign tourists to Australia, while the table data describes the visitor’s origin according to their countries. To start with the graph, the number of overseas visitors to Australia continually grew each year and Australia got a higher percentage of tourists from Japan, South Korean, and Europe.In 1995 Australia hosted roughly 9 million foreign visitors. These overseas visitors were mainly from Japan, South Korea and Europe, 3.2, 2.3 and 1.1 million respectively. In addition, 0.9 million visitors went to Australia from Great Britain, 0.3 million from China and 0.4 million from the USA. After a decade, the number of tourists in Australia grew to roughly 16 million. Finally, in 2005, 30.4 million overseas visitors toured Australia. Visitors from Japan and South Korea were the largest to Australia. In 1975, just over 6 million out of 8.8 total were from these two countries and their number increased to 9 and 12 million. 4.5 and 2.9 visitors from Great Britain and Europe travelled to Australia in 2005. Australia visiting tourists were the least from China.
Mo Alaa
Mo Alaa
The given illustrations explicate the number of tourists who visited Australia over 3 decades - 1975 to 2005. At the first glance, it is clear that tourism has progressed in Australia over the mentioned years and the majority of these tourists came from Asian countries like Japan and Korea. As can be seen, the total number of visitors who toured Australia from South Korea, Japan, China, USA, Britain and Europe was exactly 8.8 million back in 1975. This number began to increase in the following years, it was nearly 15 million in 1985 and continued to go up till it approached 25 million in 1995. Finally, it reached to 30.4 million in 2005. It is obvious that a great percentage of these tourists came from Asian countries. However, the number of Chinese visitors was the least, only 0.3 million in 1975 and 0.8 million after 30 years. On the other hand, there was a vast rise in the number of the Japanese tourists from 3.2 million to 12 million. Around 10 million vacationists from South Korea visited Australia in 2005 while the number of European tourists in this year was half of that.
JC
The line graph and table enumerate the number of overseas visitors to Australia particularly from South Korea, Japan, China, USA, Britain and Europe from the year 1975 to the year 2005.

At a cursory glance, it is adequate to mention here that the number of visitors soared up from 8.8 million in 1975 to above 30 million in 2005.

Turning to details in 1975, it is interesting to know that Japanese constitutes the most number of visitors (3.2 million) and Korean accounts for 2.9 million which makes the second-highest country with visitors to Australia. On the contrary, China is undoubtedly the bottom-most country exactly at 0.3 million with the smallest amount of visitors to Australia. Visitors from USA, Britain and Europe are consecutively 0.4 million, 0.9 million, 1.1 million respectively.

Moving to details in 2005, a dramatic surge can be seen in this year. Visitors from Japan had skyrocketed to 12 million and South Korea visitors boomed to 9.1 million and they still hold the same ranking as 30 years ago. China had the least number of visitors but it rose to 0.8 million in just three decades. The trend for tourists' numbers who visited Australia from the United States and China increase markedly almost trebling in value which is 1.1 and 2.9 million respectively.

All in all, this spike in the number of visitors to Australia can be largely attributed to South Koreans and Japanese tourists as their tourism rose a whopping 15 million collectively during this time.

Eva Mallari
The diagram illustrates the increasing population of yearly visits to Australia by foreigners in 3 decades respectively. The other presentation provides data on the total number of guests (expressed in million) from South Korea, Japan, China, the USA, Britain, and Europe.

The most significant feature reflected from the diagram is the steady upsurge in the number of tourists who visited Australia as shown in 30 years period.

Nearly 10 million people visited Australia in 1975 and it grew to 15 million after 10 years. 20 years later, it grew to approximately 25 million. Finally, in 2005, it had reached more than 30 million - three times than that of 1975.

The second tabulation indicates the comparison of visits made to Australia by citizens from 6 different countries in the year 1975 (with a total of 8.8 million people) and of that in 2005 (with a total of 30.4 million people). Within the span of 30 years, the majority of visitors came from Japan and South Korea from 3.2 and 2.9 million in 1975 to 9.1 and 12.0 million in 2005, which is then seconded by Europe and Britain with the figures of 1.1 and 0.9 million in 1975 to 4.5 and 2.9 million in 2005. Moreover, among the countries presented, China and the USA had the least number of tourists to Australia accounting for only 0.3 and 0.4 to 0.8 and 1.1 million respectively.

Eva Mallari
The line graph shows the number of annual foreign visitors who visited Australia during 3 decades, commencing from 1975, while the table provides data on the total number of tourists (expressed in million) from South Korea, Japan, China, USA, Britain, and Europe to Australia in 1975 and 2005. The most significant feature from the diagram is the steady upsurge in the number of tourists who visited Australia in 30 years period. According to the illustration, nearly 9 million people visited Australia in 1975 and this number jumped to 15 million after 10 years. Two decades later, foreign tourist’s number grew to approximately 25 million which was almost thrice than that of 1975. Finally, in 2005, it had reached to more than 30 million which is roughly 5 million higher than the 1995’s figure. The second tabulation indicates the ratio of visitors in Australia from six different nations in the year 1975 (with the total of 8.8 million) and in 2005 (with a total of 30.4 million). Within the span of 30 years, the majority of visitors came from Japan and South Korea. The second and the third largest tourist sources in Australia were Europe and Britain with nearly 5 and 3 million tourists. Moreover, among the countries presentation, Chinese and the American tourists were the least proportions in these years who visited Australia.
Amargi
Feedback please: The line chart illustrates the number of foreign tourists in millions who visited Australia in 30 years from 1975 to 2005 and the table data shows from where these visitors mainly came from during this period. It is noticeable that there was a steady growth in the number of foreigners who visited Australia within the period and the highest tourists to Australia came from Japan. The number of tourists who visited Australia stood at 10 million in 1975 and increased gradually to 15 after 10 years. It continued to rise annually with 10 millions more in 1995 and reached to more than 30 million visitors by the end of 2005. Among them, the Japanese people who visited Australia was the highest both in 1975 and 2005. In 1975, 3.2 million Japanese went to Australia and this number grew rapidly to 12 in 2005, the highest foreign nationalities to ever visit the country during that time. They are followed by the South Koreans from 2.9 to 9.1. Tourists from the other countries increased an average of 1-2 million with the exception of the Chinese.
Ali
That was great!
Consuelo
If anybody has a look at it I'll thank you very much!The given line graph presents data on the number of tourists each year Australia received from 1975 to 2005 and the table shows the origin of those tourists. Overall in the line graph, a steady increment could be noticed on the arrivals of tourists in Australia, accounting 8.8 million of visitors in 1975 to reach 34 million on 2005. The table further pinpoints the tourists' number and shows their origin both in 1975 and 1995. Out of the total number of travellers in 1975, most of them were South Korean and Japanese, respectively 2.9 and 3.2 million. In 2005, there was a bigger movement of people than 1975 but South Korea and Japan were still at the top of the list with the highest numbers of tourists who visited Australia, followed by Western Countries with a total of 8.5 million in contrast with almost 22 million of Easter Countries, including China that only summed up 0.8 million people who went to Australi.The number of people coming from Japan, South Korea and Europe throughout the years went up almost 4 times. The data recorded mention Britain as a separate country from Europe, even though it was part of it since 1973, for this reason, it is not possible to identify the exact numbers of European travellers. The range in regards to the USA and China presents a slight rise on the data between years, 0.4 to 1.1 million and 0.3 to 0.8 respectively, accounting the lowest number of visitors of all the countries.
IELTS Mentor
Thank you Kosh for your comment.
Kosha Kosh
Useful samples.
Marinda
The supplied line graph shows information on the number of yearly foreign tourists to Australia by in millions during four consecutive decades commencing from 1975, while the table gives data about the homelands of those foreigner visitors. As is observed from the given illustration, there was an upward trend in the number of visits per year over the forty years. While just below 9 million foreigner tourists visited Australia in 1975, this number increased to over 30 million in 2005. Moreover, the highest number of habitants came from Japan and South Korea. There was a significant rise in the yearly visits to Australia from Japan and South Korea from 3.2 and 2.9 respectively in 1975 to 12 and 9.1 million in 2005. On the other hand, the lowest number of visitors came from China and the USA throughout the five decades. Since the overall foreign tourists' number increased over time, the number of foreigners who visited Australia in 2005 were significantly higher than that of previous decades.
Maxene
The line graph shows the number of yearly foreign tourists who visited Australia from 1975 to 2005, whereas the data in the table shows these visitors country of origin. In the span of 30 years, visitors to Australia increased from 10 million to over 30 million. Furthermore, the tourists in Australia had a significant growth during the year 1985-1995 where the tourists' number nearly doubled from 15 million to 25 million compared to the previous decade. Data presented in the table depicts that, the highest number of visitors who came to Australia in 1975 and 2005 were from Japan. 3.2 million Japanese tourists visited Australia in 1975, and it rose to 12 million in 2005, followed by South Koreans from 2.9 million in 1975 to 9.1 million in 2005. Around 1.6 million visitors came from the USA, China and Britain, in combination, in 1975 and this number went higher over the time. About 1.1 million European visitors went to Australia in 1975 which surged to 4.5 million in 20 years. Overall, it is clear that more Japanese tourists preferred to visit Australia followed by South Koreans, while Chinese had the lowest number of tourists who visited Australia.
Stephen
The answer is not bad. But obviously, there are plenty of scopes to make it even better. Best of luck Ruth.
Lesmana
The introduction part is kind of different from usual answers. Not sure if this is a better way or worse! You wrote too much for the table data. This data could have been described in a much easier way.
Ruth
The illustration depicts the number and origin of foreign visitors to Australia during 1975 to 2005. It could be seen that there had been a continuous ascent of visits to Australia by overseas residents for a period of 30 years and the highest proportion of these tourists came from Asian countries. For ten years, from 1975 to 1985, foreign travellers to Australia increased by around six million; from just around 10 million in 1975 to 15 million in 1985. This figure almost doubled after another decade, reaching at about 25 million in 1995. Finally, 5 million increase was recorded for the last decade reaching total travellers to 30 million in 2005. The table data shows 3.2 million of these tourists were from Japan, the highest among the given countries. The second largest came from South Korea while around 1 million tourists came from the USA and Europe. Total travellers in 1975 were 8.8 million which skyrocketed in 2005. More than 30 million tourists came in this year and most of them were from Japan (12 million), South Korea (9.1 million) and Europe (4.5 million). the lowest number of tourists came from China 0.3 and 0.8 million respectively in 1975 and 2005.
Sonal
The line graph represents the number of overseas residents from six regions who visited Australia from 1975 to 2005 while the table gives data on the sources of those tourists. As is observed from the illustration, the number of foreign visitors to Australia increased significantly over the period and most of these tourists came from Japan. 8.8 million tourists from different parts of the world visited Australia in the year 1975 and it increased to about 15.5 million in 10 years. From 1985 to 1995, the visitors’ number rose to nearly 24 million which was a significant increase. Finally, in the year 2005, the total tourists in Australia from the given six parts reached to 30.4 million which is almost thrice than that of 1975. The table shows the country wise visitors from 1975 to 2005 who visited Australia. In general, the visitors from South Korea and Japan were higher than the tourists from other parts of the world. The number of visitors from South Korea was 2.9 million in 1975 which went up to 9.1 million in 2005. Australia got the highest percentage of tourists from Japan. Japanese visitors were 3.2 million in 1975 which rose to 12.0 million in 2005. On the other hand, the visitors from China, the USA, Britain and Europe were in combination less than those of South Korea and Japan. The visitors from these countries remained less than 3 million except for European tourists who were 4.5 million in 2005.
Evren Erdem
If someone likes or dislikes this, I'll really appreciate.Answer: The line graph illustrates the number of yearly foreign visitors to Australia between 1975 and 2005 while the table data shows sources of these tourists. According to the line graph, the number of foreign visitors in Australia steadily went up, approximately 8 million more every decade between 1985 and 2005. As is given in the illustration, 8.8 million foreign visitors arrived Australia in 1975. However, this number reached to 30.4 million in 2005. Between 1975 and 2005, Australia was a favourite destination for many tourists, especially tourists from Japan or South Korea. Although visitors from Korean rose from 2.9 million to 9.1 million, the number of Japanese and European visitors upsurged in three decades from 3.2 to 12.0 and 1.1 to 4.5 million respectively. Furthermore, Australia did not get many visitors from China, the USA, or Britain in 1975 (0.3, 0.4, 0.9 as million, respectively) despite the number of foreign visitors who were from one of these countries had risen almost three times as much in 2005. While 0.8 million people went to Australia from China, Australia had 1.1 million visitors from the USA in 2005. Among these three countries, British visitors were 2.9 million in 2005.
Kavery
The line graph elucidates the number of foreigners who travelled per year to Australia from 1975 to 2005 whereas the table specifies the countries from where those visitors came from. Overall an upward trend is observed in the number of visitors for the 3 decades and most of the tourists were Japanese or Koreans. As is observed, in 1975 total travellers were below 10 million and this figure increased gradually to more than 15 million in 1985, doubled in next 10 years and then trebled and reached peak level in 2005 with above 30 million tourists.Evidently, most of the tourists came from Japan and South Korea in both these years. In 2005 out of 30 million visitors, more than 20 million came from these two countries. While the least number of people who travelled to Australia was from China in 1975 and 2005, 0.3 and 0.8 million respectively. Tourists from three countries and continents such as the USA, Britain and Europe went up from 2.5 million in 1975 to 8.5 million in 2005.In summary, foreign visitors to Australia increased dramatically in these decades and Japanese tourists comprised the highest percentage of these tourists.
Krishna
Firstly the answer should be precise. Word count should not exceed the limit as the samples have big introductions. Secondly, these type of questions needs only a little comparison of figures so that a plot can be made in the essay. Otherwise, it will look more like a figured statistic like a bar graph that still needs comprehension.
Hung
Something is wrong with years in 'Answers Submitted by our IELTS students'.
Keith
The other answer with 340 words is too long. Task 1 should be at max - less than 200 words because it will make the writing sample more prone to errors and the keyword there is to summarise. If one fails to summarise it, he will get 4 in the task achievement. Need not to discuss all, just the main features will do. Hope it helps.
Puspa
IELTS materials.
Nima
The provided graph shows the number of annual visits to Australia by overseas residents in 30 years, from 1975 until 2005. As is presented in the line graph, this trend increased steadily during these years. This amount in 2005 grew more than 3 times, from about 8.8 million it reached to more than 30 million. Interestingly in each 5 years, more than 5 million visitors were added to this amount. The presented table gives information on the country of origin where the visitors came from. In this section, researchers have 6 main categories South Korea, Japan, China, USA, Britain, and Europe. For example, most visitors were from Japan and second of them from South Korea in 2005. Europe had most growth among others with more than 4 times from 1.1 million in 1975 to 4.5 million in 2005.Overall, Australia was one of the successful countries to attract visitors and in the tourism industry.
Jake
The line graph gives information on the growth of tourist visited Australia from 1975 to 2005, and the table shows the number of tourist from different countries. As is presented in the graph, the number of tourists visited Australia steadily increased from 8.8 million in 1975 and reach up to 30.4 million in 2005. In 1985 the visitors almost doubled the number who visited Australia in 1975.The table shows the nationalities of the visitors, among them, the largest number is from South East Asia, the visitors from Japan has the biggest number from 3.2 million in 1975 to 12.0 million in 2005, followed by South Korea with 2.9 million in 1975 and 9.1 million in 2005.br />From the table, it also shows that the combined number of visitors from Japan and South Korea in 1975 and in 2005 is more than the combined number of visitors from China, the USA, Britain, and Europe in the same years.
David Hernandez.
Nice topic.
Gurjant Sekhon
Amazing.