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 2267
Academic graph writing 202 - Types of YouTube ads, their average lengths 4211
Academic graph writing 203 - Salaries earned by people with different levels of education 3417
IELTS graph writing 204 - Sales at a small restaurant in a downtown 2143
IELTS graph writing 205 - Effects of different brands of fertilizer on bean plant 2736
IELTS graph writing 206 - Average cost of housing in three different areas 3105
IELTS graph writing 207 - Process involved in completing the work experience 2738
IELTS graph writing 208 - Area of forest logged in and forest-dwelling species in Southwest region 2501
IELTS graph writing 209 - Information about three different types of restaurants 2631
IELTS graph writing 210 - Riverdale School spending per student 2918
IELTS graph writing 211 - Journey by different means in 4 countries 3803
Academic Writing Task 1 Sample 212 - Cases of diseases caused by X virus in Australia 2252
Academic Writing Task 1 Sample 213 - Bar chart shows the global sales of televisions 2946
Academic Writing Task 1 Sample 214 - Income adults and children spent on 4 common items in UK 5897
Academic Writing Task 1 Sample 215 - Researchers in technology per million people in five countries 2563
Academic Writing Task 1 Sample 216 - Destinations of holiday makers from a particular Asian country 3086
Academic Writing Task 1 Sample 217 - Water usage in San Diego, California and the rest of the world 3730
Academic Writing Task 1 Sample 218 - Worldwide market share of the notebook computer market 8481
Academic Writing Task 1 Sample 219 - Commuters using different modes of transports in London 2595
Academic Writing Task 1 Sample 220 - Life cycle of a salmon, from egg to adult fish 21601