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 Bar Graph | IELTS Line Graph | IELTS Table Chart | IELTS Flow Chart | IELTS Pie Chart |

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IELTS graph 265 - Prices per kilometre of clothing imported into the European Union 62787
IELTS graph 264 - Annual working hours and duration of holidays in five European countries 12929
IELTS graph 263 - Proportions of people living in different types of houses 16328
IELTS graph 262 - Number of hours each teacher spent teaching 53360
IELTS graph 261 - Male and female internet users aged 15-24 in Canada 23505
IELTS graph 260 - Production and demand for steel in the UK in 2010 63743
IELTS graph 259 - Waste produced in million tonnes in six different countries 13262
IELTS graph 258 - What people who live in London think of the city 43694
IELTS graph 257 - In-house training courses in a large financial company 32067
IELTS graph 256 - Proportion of holidaymakers staying in different accommodation 18172
IELTS graph 255 - New job opportunities for different professional groups in Australia 9149
IELTS graph 254 - Number of different airline flights coming to Hong Kong per week 10558
IELTS graph 253 - Different types of cheese production in the USA 9877
IELTS graph 252 - Effect of flu vaccination in a town 8948
IELTS graph 251 - Online sales for retail sectors in New Zealand 41383
IELTS graph 250 - Number of tourists visiting Malaysia and Dubai 39126
IELTS graph 249 - Percentage of female employees in three job sectors 10943
IELTS graph 248 - Sales of jeans for two companies next year in Turkey 44383
IELTS graph 247 - How the prices of apples and oranges changed 10625
IELTS graph 246 - Amount people in four countries spent on books 9725