Academic Writing Task 1 Sample

IELTS Academic - Graph Writing:

In your IELTS Academic Writing Task 1, you will be given with one or more graph(s) (i.e. bar, column, line or pie), table, flowchart, map or process diagram and you need to summarise the main information, compare data, show contrasts and trends, identify significant trends and describe a process. You should write between 150 to 200 words and the minimum word requirement is 150. You are advised to finish your report writing in 20 minutes. Always present factual data based on the diagram presented, and NEVER assume something, even if this is a common knowledge. Write in a way so that the reader (examiner in this case) can very easily follow the trends of the graph and understand the factual information regarding the diagram.

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IELTS graph writing 317 - Share of the UK and Australian cinema market 39780
IELTS graph 316 - US population aged 65 and over 17864
IELTS graph 315 - Members in Miami and Florida health club 16467
IELTS graph 314 - Passengers travelling by train in Sydney and trains running on time 11361
IELTS graph 313 - Drinking habits of the US population by age 14427
IELTS graph 312 - How people in a European city reached their office and got back home 10053
IELTS graph 311 - UK investments in clean energy from 2008 to 2015 9202
IELTS graph 310 - Consumption and production of potatoes in five parts of the world 15407
IELTS graph 309 - Top ten countries spending on travel 10748
IELTS graph 308 - Children as a percentage of the young population in the United Kingdom 12915
IELTS graph 307 - Waste recycling rates in the US 16626
IELTS graph 306 - Population size, birth and death rate of England and Wales 14726
IELTS graph 305 - Internet users in the Middle East in June 2017 8165
IELTS graph 304 - Top ten Internet users by country in 2016 8259
IELTS graph 303 - Coffee production, coffee consumption and the profit distribution 19439
IELTS graph 302 - Access to refrigerator, electricity and water in Ghana 8189
IELTS graph 301 - Clubs joined by the people of two different age groups 12107
IELTS graph 300 - Consumption of three spreads from 1981 to 2007 15510
IELTS graph 299 - Medals won by countries in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games 7873
IELTS graph 298 - Students who are proficient in a foreign language 12366