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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Academic graph writing 201 - Rail transport in five countries in 2015 1985
Academic graph writing 202 - Types of YouTube ads, their average lengths 3673
Academic graph writing 203 - Salaries earned by people with different levels of education 3000
IELTS graph writing 204 - Sales at a small restaurant in a downtown 1912
IELTS graph writing 205 - Effects of different brands of fertilizer on bean plant 2385
IELTS graph writing 206 - Average cost of housing in three different areas 2746
IELTS graph writing 207 - Process involved in completing the work experience 2369
IELTS graph writing 208 - Area of forest logged in and forest-dwelling species in Southwest region 2207
IELTS graph writing 209 - Information about three different types of restaurants 2350
IELTS graph writing 210 - Riverdale School spending per student 2562
IELTS graph writing 211 - Journey by different means in 4 countries 3359
Academic Writing Task 1 Sample 212 - Cases of diseases caused by X virus in Australia 1963
Academic Writing Task 1 Sample 213 - Bar chart shows the global sales of televisions 2556
Academic Writing Task 1 Sample 214 - Income adults and children spent on 4 common items in UK 4867
Academic Writing Task 1 Sample 215 - Researchers in technology per million people in five countries 2132
Academic Writing Task 1 Sample 216 - Destinations of holiday makers from a particular Asian country 2574
Academic Writing Task 1 Sample 217 - Water usage in San Diego, California and the rest of the world 3028
Academic Writing Task 1 Sample 218 - Worldwide market share of the notebook computer market 7187
Academic Writing Task 1 Sample 219 - Commuters using different modes of transports in London 2232
Academic Writing Task 1 Sample 220 - Life cycle of a salmon, from egg to adult fish 16691