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 237 - Reasons for migration to and from the UK 7010
IELTS graph 236 - Consumption of regular ice cream in the US 3113
IELTS graph 235 - Sales of handmade olive oil soaps to tourists in turkey 2850
IELTS graph writing Sample 234 - Scotland’s exports to the rest of the UK and the rest of the world 12585
IELTS graph writing Sample 233 - Number of applicants and students who were granted admission 3055
IELTS graph writing Sample 232 - Workforce profile at the top management jobs in South Africa 4425
IELTS graph writing Sample 231 - Pulse rate changes between two different individuals 3236
IELTS graph writing Sample 230 - Leisure hours by Canadians in a year 2614
IELTS graph writing Sample 229 - Prevalence of obesity among boys and girls by ethnicity 5389
IELTS graph writing Sample 228 - Changes in sales of four different types of books 11238
IELTS graph writing Sample 227 - Procedure for university entry for high school graduates 18765
Academic Writing Task 1 Sample 226 - Highest education level of women in Sri Lanka 3186
Academic Writing Task 1 Sample 225 - Main reasons for university education 3798
Academic Writing Task 1 Sample 224 - Morocco’s income from different economic sectors in 2003 9021
Academic Writing Task 1 Sample 223 - Complaints about the bank of America 9519
Academic Writing Task 1 Sample 222 - Potatoes, pasta and rice eaten in a European country 3547
Academic Writing Task 1 Sample 221 - English men and women who were living alone in 2011 11687
Academic Writing Task 1 Sample 220 - Life cycle of a salmon, from egg to adult fish 33400
Academic Writing Task 1 Sample 219 - Commuters using different modes of transports in London 3466
Academic Writing Task 1 Sample 218 - Worldwide market share of the notebook computer market 11932