Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 56 - Number of houses built per year in two cities Derby and Nottingham

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

» You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The diagram below shows the number of houses built per year in two cities, Derby and  Nottingham, Between 2000 and 2009.

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

» Write at least 150 words.

Houses built in two cities - Derby and Nottingham

Sample Answer:
The given chart shows data on the total houses built in Derby and Nottingham cities from 2000 to 2009. As is presented in the bar graph, more houses were built in Derby than Nottingham in later years. 

According to the bar graph, in the year 2000, only 50 houses were built in Nottingham where this number was around 45 in Derby. After two years, this trend changed and more houses were built in Derby than built in Nottingham. Till 2005 the trend remained almost same and in 2005 more than 100 houses were built in Derby while less than 80 houses were built in Nottingham. Interestingly the number of houses built in Nottingham were very few (less than 10) in 2006 and 2008 while it was much higher in Derby. In 2007 a reverse trend could be observed where more than 190 houses were built in Nottingham compared to the only 110 houses in Derby. In the final year (2009) more than 240 houses were built in Derby while 250 houses were made in Nottingham. 

In summary, over the time, the number of houses that were built in Derby increased almost in each year while this showed some anomaly in Nottingham where fewer houses were built than Derby, except in 2000 and 2007. 

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+2 # Nima 2015-11-02 11:45
The chart compares the quantities of buildings that were built in two cities namely Derby and Nottingham during 2000 - 2009. As is evident, oscillations in the number of apartments in Nottingham region was much prominent.

As is presented as a census of a perusal, in 2000 and 2001 the proportion of new building construction in Nottingham was more than that of Derby. But this amount plunged to 20 from 60 for this area and on the contrary, the number of newly built building in Derby lunged and reached to 80 in 2002. The new buildings in Nottingham increased monotonously until 2005 and met 80 but after a remarkable downfall, it reached to near 1 in 2006 and again swelled up rapidly and passed the derby’s new construction number in 2007. This scenario and severe fluctuations continued until 2009 and reached to 250 new houses. The number of new houses in Derby was stable during 2003 till 2007 and after 2 mutations reached to 350 in 2009 as summit.

The new building construction in both cities increased more in the later years. The new buildings in Derby gradually increased while Nottingham had enormous changes and fluctuations in those years -sometimes spouted and the other times slumped.
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