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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Graph Writing # 125 - International tourist arrivals in five countries 119933
Graph Writing # 124 - Monthly expenditure of an average Australian family 90526
Graph Writing # 123 - GDP growth per year for three countries 51765
Graph Writing # 122 - The chart shows male and female fitness membership 93298
Graph Writing # 121 - Challenges people face when they go to live in other countries 65603
Graph Writing # 120 - Amount of beer and fruit juice consumed per person per year in different countries 64858
Graph Writing # 119 - Radio and television audiences of United Kingdom throughout the day 113164
Graph Writing # 118 - Men and women in further education in Britain in three periods 153542
Graph Writing # 117 - The chart shows the division of household tasks by gender in Great Britain 167673
Graph Writing # 116 - Global population figures and figures for urban populations in different world regions 98578
Graph Writing # 115 - Number of children ever born to women aged 40-44 years in Australia 79237
Graph Writing # 114 - Percentage of the population living in urban areas in the world 146959
Graph Writing # 113 - Student expenditure over a three-year period in the United Kingdom 43486
Graph Writing # 112 - Number of visitors to three London museums between June and September 2013 111017
Graph Writing # 111 - The diagrams give information on transport and car use in Edmonton 179379
Graph Writing # 110 - Process in completing work experience for university students 120622
Graph Writing # 109 - The chart gives information about the UK's ageing population 61681
Graph Writing # 108 - Structure that is used to generate electricity from wave power 161378
Graph Writing # 107 - Computer ownership as a percentage of population and level of education 193280
Graph Writing # 106 - Change in share of international students among university graduates 74427