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 225 - Main reasons for university education 11200
IELTS graph 224 - Morocco’s income from different economic sectors in 2003 35148
IELTS graph 223 - Complaints about the bank of America 65785
IELTS graph 222 - Potatoes, pasta and rice eaten in a European country 16295
IELTS graph # 221 - English men and women who were living alone in 2011 45694
IELTS graph writing # 220 - Life cycle of a salmon, from egg to adult fish 193603
IELTS graph writing # 219 - Commuters using different modes of transports in London 15754
IELTS graph writing # 218 - Worldwide market share of the notebook computer market 57546
IELTS graph writing # 217 - Water usage in San Diego, California and the rest of the world 49556
IELTS graph writing # 216 - Destinations of holiday makers from a particular Asian country 17704
IELTS graph writing # 215 - Researchers in technology per million people in five countries 16030
IELTS graph writing # 214 - Income adults and children spent on 4 common items in UK 64746
IELTS graph writing # 213 - Bar chart shows the global sales of televisions 15077
IELTS graph writing # 212 - Cases of diseases caused by X virus in Australia 14141
IELTS graph writing # 211 - Journey by different means in 4 countries 31858
IELTS graph writing # 210 - Riverdale School spending per student 14744
IELTS graph writing # 209 - Information about three different types of restaurants 15135
IELTS graph writing # 208 - Area of forest logged in and forest-dwelling species in Southwest region 15102
IELTS graph writing # 207 - Process involved in completing the work experience 13777
IELTS graph writing # 206 - Average cost of housing in three different areas 14253