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 # 221 - English men and women who were living alone in 2011 18113
IELTS graph writing # 220 - Life cycle of a salmon, from egg to adult fish 65289
IELTS graph writing # 219 - Commuters using different modes of transports in London 6008
IELTS graph writing # 218 - Worldwide market share of the notebook computer market 20409
IELTS graph writing # 217 - Water usage in San Diego, California and the rest of the world 11193
IELTS graph writing # 216 - Destinations of holiday makers from a particular Asian country 7557
IELTS graph writing # 215 - Researchers in technology per million people in five countries 5975
IELTS graph writing # 214 - Income adults and children spent on 4 common items in UK 16237
IELTS graph writing # 213 - Bar chart shows the global sales of televisions 6278
IELTS graph writing # 212 - Cases of diseases caused by X virus in Australia 5365
IELTS graph writing # 211 - Journey by different means in 4 countries 9295
IELTS graph writing # 210 - Riverdale School spending per student 6353
IELTS graph writing # 209 - Information about three different types of restaurants 5584
IELTS graph writing # 208 - Area of forest logged in and forest-dwelling species in Southwest region 5517
IELTS graph writing # 207 - Process involved in completing the work experience 5960
IELTS graph writing # 206 - Average cost of housing in three different areas 6396
IELTS graph writing # 205 - Effects of different brands of fertilizer on bean plant 6025
IELTS graph writing # 204 - Sales at a small restaurant in a downtown 4001
IELTS graph writing # 203 - Salaries earned by people with different levels of education 7318
IELTS graph writing # 202 - Types of YouTube ads, their average lengths 9356