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 Writing Task 1 Sample 221 - English men and women who were living alone in 2011 6208
Academic Writing Task 1 Sample 222 - Potatoes, pasta and rice eaten in a European country 2150
Academic Writing Task 1 Sample 223 - Complaints about the bank of America 4975
Academic Writing Task 1 Sample 224 - Morocco’s income from different economic sectors in 2003 4786
Academic Writing Task 1 Sample 225 - Main reasons for university education 2269
Academic Writing Task 1 Sample 226 - Highest education level of women in Sri Lanka 1742
IELTS graph writing Sample 227 - Procedure for university entry for high school graduates 8519
IELTS graph writing Sample 228 - Changes in sales of four different types of books 5517
IELTS graph writing Sample 229 - Prevalence of obesity among boys and girls by ethnicity 2693
IELTS graph writing Sample 230 - Leisure hours by Canadians in a year 1515
IELTS graph writing Sample 231 - Pulse rate changes between two different individuals 1819
IELTS graph writing Sample 232 - Workforce profile at the top management jobs in South Africa 2292
IELTS graph writing Sample 233 - Number of applicants and students who were granted admission 1748
IELTS graph writing Sample 234 - Scotland’s exports to the rest of the UK and the rest of the world 6284
IELTS graph 235 - Sales of handmade olive oil soaps to tourists in turkey 1733
IELTS graph 236 - Consumption of regular ice cream in the US 1662
IELTS graph 237 - Reasons for migration to and from the UK 3558
IELTS graph 238 - Online shopping sales for retail sectors in Australia 4454
IELTS graph 239 - Top ten rice producing countries in the world in 2015 2733
IELTS graph 240 - Expenditure on children’s sports & participation in sports, UK 5455