Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 52 - Changes in maximum number of Asian elephants between 1994 and 2007

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1/ Graph Writing - Column Graph:

» You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The graph below shows the changes in the maximum number of Asian elephants between 1994 and 2007.

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

» Write at least 150 words.

 maximum number of Asian elephants between 1994 and 2007

Sample Answer 1:
The column graph shows the estimated highest population of elephants in nine different Asian countries. Overall, India had the latest number of elephants and except in Cambodia and Laos, the number of elephants declined noticeably.

According to the graph, elephant number in most of the countries included in the list fell in 2004 than that of earlier 1997. This was more prevalent in Malaysia and Thailand where the number of this species dropped to less than half the figure in 1997. In the former, the number of elephants fell as low as 1000. India remained the country with by far the largest elephant population, but experienced a dramatic decline in the number of elephants in seven years. China had the least number of elephants which was a thousand only and this declined to half of that in seven years. Although the trend was downwards overall, the elephant population in Laos and Vietnam remained almost the same, just over a thousand. The only country where elephant's population actually grew was Cambodia, where the number increased by up to 200.


Sample Answer 2: 
The given bar graph provides information on the number of elephants in different countries between 1997 and 2004. As is presented in the graph, India and Myanmar were the two countries where the maximum number of elephants inhabited and the total number of elephants decreased over time. 

As is presented in the bar graph, elephants mostly lived in Asian countries like India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand. In 1997, approximately 10 thousand elephants lived in India which was the largest among the given countries. Myanmar is the second largest country for elephants’ inhabit. Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, China had about 1000 elephant in 1997 while Malaysia, Sri Lanka Thailand had about 3000 elephants in 1997. The least number of elephants were in China in 1997. After 7 years, in 2004, the number of elephant in all countries decreased except Laos. The number of elephant in India fell to 7500 in 2004 while this number decreased to 4800 in Myanmar and only to 1200 in Thailand. Cambodia is the only country where the total number of elephant increased while the number reached to an alarming number of less than 500 in China. 
In summary, India, Myanmar and Thailand had the largest number of elephant among the given countries and except Cambodia and Laos, these numbers had decreased in all other countries only in 7 years time which is alarming for the existence of this species.    
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+4 # Iraj 2016-07-31 14:35
The bar graph illustrates the variation in the maximum number of elephants in Asian countries between 1994 and 2007.

It is immediately evident that the number of elephants in India, Malaysia, Thailand and China dropped considerably while the number of elephants in Myanmar, Laos, Sri Lanka and Vietnam remained almost steady. In contrast to above-mentioned countries, the number of elephants increased slightly only in Cambodia.

Firstly, the maximum number of elephants in India decreased significantly from almost 10000 in 1994 to nearly 7500 in 2004. In the same period, the number of elephants in Thailand and Malaysia dropped dramatically from approximately 3800 to around 1200 and from 3000 to slightly above 1000 respectively. The number of elephants in China halved to roughly 500 in the same period.

Secondly, the number of elephants remained almost at the same level in Laos and Vietnam at around 1000 between 1994 and 2004. However, in Sri Lanka, it dropped slightly from 3000 to 2800 over the period. Only in Cambodia, the number of elephants increased slightly from just about 1300 in 1994 to nearly 1500 in 2004.
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