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 241 - Temperature in Antarctica in June 2015 9310
IELTS graph 240 - Expenditure on children’s sports & participation in sports, UK 29189
IELTS graph 239 - Top ten rice producing countries in the world in 2015 11826
IELTS graph 238 - Online shopping sales for retail sectors in Australia 22753
IELTS graph 237 - Reasons for migration to and from the UK 21492
IELTS graph 236 - Consumption of regular ice cream in the US 8869
IELTS graph 235 - Sales of handmade olive oil soaps to tourists in turkey 6824
IELTS graph 234 - Scotland’s exports to the rest of the UK and the rest of the world 30962
IELTS graph 233 - Number of applicants and students who were granted admission 11815
IELTS graph 232 - Workforce profile at the top management jobs in South Africa 12980
IELTS graph 231 - Pulse rate changes between two different individuals 11370
IELTS graph 230 - Leisure hours by Canadians in a year 8571
IELTS graph 229 - Prevalence of obesity among boys and girls by ethnicity 15488
IELTS graph 228 - Changes in sales of four different types of books 27705
IELTS graph 227 - Procedure for university entry for high school graduates 59567
IELTS graph 226 - Highest education level of women in Sri Lanka 8638
IELTS graph 225 - Main reasons for university education 7581
IELTS graph 224 - Morocco’s income from different economic sectors in 2003 22172
IELTS graph 223 - Complaints about the bank of America 35445
IELTS graph 222 - Potatoes, pasta and rice eaten in a European country 10342