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 281 - Main purposes of overseas residents' visit to the UK 8333
IELTS graph 280 - The way people of a country invested their money 9871
IELTS graph 279 - Type of transports young people prefer 21465
IELTS graph 278 - Number and types of books that were borrowed 29253
IELTS graph 277 - Telephone subscribers in Vietnam - 2010 6665
IELTS graph 276 - Water consumption for Americans in their homes 17610
IELTS graph 275 - How frequently people in the USA ate fast food 80039
IELTS graph 274 - Telephone calls in Denmark from 1995-2004 7109
IELTS graph 273 - Urban/suburban and rural households that had Internet access 25266
IELTS graph 272 - Population change between 1940 and 2000 - Oregon 16842
IELTS graph 271 - Passenger activity on the Toronto Metro system 16422
IELTS graph 270 - How much money is spent in the budget by the UAE 70437
IELTS graph 269 - Expenditures for five major categories in 2009 24319
IELTS graph 268 - GDP growth per year for three countries 13488
IELTS graph 267 - Growth in the population in largest cities 60713
IELTS graph 266 - Unemployment rates for the female in the UK 15407
IELTS graph 265 - Prices per kilometre of clothing imported into the European Union 41263
IELTS graph 264 - Annual working hours and duration of holidays in five European countries 9150
IELTS graph 263 - Proportions of people living in different types of houses 11744
IELTS graph 262 - Number of hours each teacher spent teaching 34101