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 256 - Proportion of holidaymakers staying in different accommodation 5052
IELTS graph 255 - New job opportunities for different professional groups in Australia 3487
IELTS graph 254 - Number of different airline flights coming to Hong Kong per week 4601
IELTS graph 253 - Different types of cheese production in the USA 4233
IELTS graph 252 - Effect of flu vaccination in a town 4395
IELTS graph 251 - Online sales for retail sectors in New Zealand 25178
IELTS graph 250 - Number of tourists visiting Malaysia and Dubai 19560
IELTS graph 249 - Percentage of female employees in three job sectors 4446
IELTS graph 248 - Sales of jeans for two companies next year in Turkey 19565
IELTS graph 247 - How the prices of apples and oranges changed 4651
IELTS graph 246 - Amount people in four countries spent on books 5605
IELTS graph 245 - What important aspects internship students have learned 13498
IELTS graph 244 - Number of own operated and Franchised restaurants 3587
IELTS graph 243 - Top priorities by business companies in the USA 15557
IELTS graph 242 - Percentages of US citizens who never married 3579
IELTS graph 241 - Temperature in Antarctica in June 2015 5178
IELTS graph 240 - Expenditure on children’s sports & participation in sports, UK 15981
IELTS graph 239 - Top ten rice producing countries in the world in 2015 6473
IELTS graph 238 - Online shopping sales for retail sectors in Australia 12643