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 304 - Top ten Internet users by country in 2016 33527
IELTS graph 303 - Coffee production, coffee consumption and the profit distribution 109322
IELTS graph 302 - Access to refrigerator, electricity and water in Ghana 29976
IELTS graph 301 - Clubs joined by people of two different age groups 41650
IELTS graph 300 - Consumption of three spreads from 1981 to 2007 145212
IELTS graph 299 - Medals won by countries in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games 23560
IELTS graph 298 - Students who are proficient in a foreign language 45990
IELTS graph 297 - Honey production and honey producing colonies - America 27705
IELTS graph 296 - Time spent by UK males and females on different daily activities 28900
IELTS graph 295 - Catholics residing in different nations 16455
IELTS graph 294 - Causes of poor learning outcomes in schools in 2011 23844
IELTS graph 293 - Male and female academic staff members of a university 89215
IELTS graph 292 - Result of a survey of children's activities 102526
IELTS graph 291 - GDP in four countries in billions of US dollar 17380
IELTS graph 290 - Home activities among young children in four countries 33273
IELTS graph 289 - Thefts per thousand vehicles in four countries 81402
IELTS graph 288 - Sales of trainers made by a sportswear company 20754
IELTS graph 287 - Employment patterns in Great Britain in 1992 38267
IELTS graph 286 - Average monthly temperatures in three cities 94082