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 25220
IELTS graph writing # 220 - Life cycle of a salmon, from egg to adult fish 96433
IELTS graph writing # 219 - Commuters using different modes of transports in London 8861
IELTS graph writing # 218 - Worldwide market share of the notebook computer market 29157
IELTS graph writing # 217 - Water usage in San Diego, California and the rest of the world 20076
IELTS graph writing # 216 - Destinations of holiday makers from a particular Asian country 10676
IELTS graph writing # 215 - Researchers in technology per million people in five countries 8900
IELTS graph writing # 214 - Income adults and children spent on 4 common items in UK 29542
IELTS graph writing # 213 - Bar chart shows the global sales of televisions 9415
IELTS graph writing # 212 - Cases of diseases caused by X virus in Australia 8437
IELTS graph writing # 211 - Journey by different means in 4 countries 15895
IELTS graph writing # 210 - Riverdale School spending per student 8781
IELTS graph writing # 209 - Information about three different types of restaurants 8083
IELTS graph writing # 208 - Area of forest logged in and forest-dwelling species in Southwest region 7806
IELTS graph writing # 207 - Process involved in completing the work experience 8579
IELTS graph writing # 206 - Average cost of housing in three different areas 8774
IELTS graph writing # 205 - Effects of different brands of fertilizer on bean plant 8658
IELTS graph writing # 204 - Sales at a small restaurant in a downtown 5382
IELTS graph writing # 203 - Salaries earned by people with different levels of education 10975
IELTS graph writing # 202 - Types of YouTube ads, their average lengths 13271