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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 9

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 9You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The line graph shows the average temperature during the hottest part of the day in Australia in 2007.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
Write at least 150 words.

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The line graph shows changes in median highest temperatures in 5 cities in Australia in different seasons in 2007.

Throughout the graph, Darwin was always the hottest place, with an average temperature of 34 degrees Celsius in summer. Darwin was also notable in that the fall in temperature between summer and autumn was the smallest decrease between seasons of any of the cities that year, sinking to only about 33 degrees.

Cairns and Perth were the next warmest cities shown, although Perth was markedly cooler than Perth in autumn and winter, falling to approximately 19 degrees in the coolest season.

Sydney and Adelaide had similar temperatures in summer and autumn, with only a degree between them, but in winter, Adelaide fell below Sydney to become the coldest place illustrated. Sydney, Adelaide and Perth all had comparable temperatures in spring.

Overall, it can be seen that in 2007, temperatures in these cities in Australia ranged from approximately 34 degrees to 15 degrees at their average hottest point.

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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 7

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The table shows the percentage of people with mobile phones who use various features on their phone.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
Write at least 150 words.

The table illustrates the various functions available on mobile phones, showing the percent of users that take advantage of these capabilities over three different years.

The most striking point is that with the exception of a slight fall in 2010, all owners use their mobile phone to telephone people. The second most common use is for text messaging, which steadily increased from just under three quarter of all users in 2006 to nearly four fifths of users in 2010.

Using the phone as a camera increased by 5 percent each year, rising to a peak of 76% in 2010. Playing games on the phone increased dramatically between 2006 and 2008, but then fell slightly in 2010 to end at 41%.

The largest increase in the table is between 2008 and 2010 for those browsing the internet, but no data is given for 2006. Video and music use also increased, with video overtaking music in 2010.

In total, the functions used on mobiles all increased over the years with the exception of games and making calls.

(175 words)

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The chart shows ways that schoolchildren get to school in three different countries.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
Write at least 150 words.

The chart presents information about how pupils in three different countries travel to school, separated into 6 different categories.

For the United States and the United Kingdom, the majority of students travel by car to school, with figures of 40% and 39% respectively. In Australia only a quarter of students use this mode of transport.

The school bus is the most common method of getting to school in Australia; in the USA the number is only slightly behind those travelling by car. Less than a quarter use the school bus in the UK. Almost four times as many Australian students walked to school compared to the USA, with the UK being closer to Australia at 15%.

The remaining three categories showed only slight differences between the countries, with public transport being followed by cycling, and finally a category marked as ‘other’, which represents only about one twentieth of the total in each country.

In sum, there are differences between the countries, but the school bus and cars represent the most common ways for students to travel to school.

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The line graph shows the cost for watching films. The pie charts show the change in the percentage of market share represented by the three forms.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
Write at least 150 words.

The line graph and pie charts illustrate the cost for watching movies in different formats, as well as the percentage split between type.

The most notable trend with regard cost is that cinema tickets remained the most expensive way to watch a movie from 2005 to 2011, rising to a peak of slightly over £14 a ticket. Over the same period, DVD prices also increased by £2, from £6 to £8. Downloaded movies were more expensive than DVDs in 2005; this changed in 2007 when they became the cheapest format, yet by 2011, the price had risen to £9.

In 2005, the majority of people opted to hire DVDs, with those going to the cinema accounting for less than one third of the total, and movies from the internet representing only 6%. By 2011, however, both going to the cinema and renting had fallen as downloaded movies increased to just over one quarter of the market.

Overall, it is clear that although prices increased on average for all three forms, an increasing percentage of people chose to download movies.

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The process shows how plants create food.

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Write at least 150 words.

The illustration shows the process by which plants are able to produce food.

Plants require input from four different sources to produce the sugars that are needed. First, the roots absorb water. Added to this, the plant is able to convert sunlight into energy needed for the process to be able to take place. Additionally, carbon dioxide is taken from the atmosphere through the leaves. Finally come the minerals which are extracted from the soil through the roots.

When combined, these four factors allow the plant to produce sugar, which is then converted into starch and stored in the leaves and the stem until required, when it is used for growth and repair of damaged leaves, stems or roots. A byproduct of this process is the conversion of carbon dioxide to oxygen, which is released into the air.

In sum, the process requires four elements to function, and in turn produces two different effects.

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The line graph shows the number of first time visitors and returning visitors who visited Caryl Island from 2000 to 2008.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
Write at least 150 words.

The line graph depicts the number of people who visited Caryl Island over an 8 year period from 2000, with data given in two yearly increments.

In 2000, the number of people who visited the destination for the first time was approximately 8,000 per annum, compared with only about 3,000 returning visitors. However, by 2002, this trend had reversed, with slightly more than 4,000 new visitors compared to nearly 10,000 returning visitors.

From 2002 to 2006, both returning and first time visitor numbers increased dramatically rising to a combined total of well over 24,000 visitors.

While the combined number of people visiting the island remained high in 2008, the variation between first time and returning visitors narrowed as the number of people on their first visit continued to increase while those coming back for additional visits fell.

In total, it is evident that the number of people visiting Caryl island increased significantly over the period given.

(156 words)

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The bar chart shows the typical weekday for students in three different countries.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
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The bar chart illustrates the breakdown of a typical 24 hour period on a school day for students in 3 different countries, namely the UK, Japan and Germany.

Most notable is the amount of hours spent studying by Japanese children. At just over 13 hours a day, this is over 5 hours longer than in the UK and 4 hours above the average number for Germany.

With regards sleeping, UK schoolchildren spend the most time in bed, with approximately 8.5 hours a day. Germany is not far behind at about 8 hours, but students in Japan average at least one hour less sleep at 7 hours.

The UK and Germany share an equal 7 hours a day on relaxing or other pursuits, whereas Japanese schoolchildren have only 4 hours.

In total, it is clear that despite a few minor differences, Germany and the UK have similar statistics, whereas Japan focuses much more on studying.

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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 001

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The table gives information about the average hours spent on the Internet by European people of different age groups.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Write at least 150 words.

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 1The table shows the median number of weekly hours various age groups in Europe spend on the internet.

The most striking point to note is that Internet usage is at its highest for those aged between 16 and 20, with the figure for males being 19 hours and females just one hour less. These figures represent an increase of treble the previous age category for women and over two times more for males.

From 21 onwards, the hours spent reduced dramatically. By the ages of 26 to 30, males and females spend the same amount of time online with 4 hours each, after which females reportedly spend slightly longer online than males for the remaining two categories, falling to only 3 hours for men and 4 hours for women for those aged 51 or older.

Overall, it can be seen that the highest period of internet usage for both male and female was the age range of 16 to 20.

(160 words)

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The graphs below show three exports from South East Asia and the four sources of revenue for 1970 and 1995.

Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information shown below.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Write at least 150 words.


The three graphs present changes in exports and revenue in South East Asia from 1970 to 1995.

The line graph shows three different exports, namely manufactured products, timber and other raw materials. From 1970 to 1975, these three exports rose, with timber increasing most dramatically by $20 million US dollars. From 1975, both timber and other raw materials declined as exports fell from nearly one-third of all revenue to slightly more than one-tenth, a change which is also reflected in the pie charts.

Throughout the period presented, the largest increase in exports was from manufactured products and there was a significant increase in tourism, as the 1975 figure had doubled by 1995. However, this was accompanied by a decline of over one-third in domestic revenue. The remaining named source of income, classed as only a slight of 2% over the same period.

Overall, it can be observed that while timber and raw material exports fell, revenue from tourism markedly increased.

(154 words)

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The graph shows typical levels in enthusiasm, confidence and ability of students attending a ten-week IELTS course.

Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information shown below.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Write at least 150 words.


The line graph shows the changes three factors affecting students over a ten-week period in an IELTS class.

The most striking point is that at the beginning of the course, students’ enthusiasm is almost 100 per cent, whereas confidence and ability are only slightly above 20 per cent. Over the first four weeks, both confidence and ability increase, while enthusiasm declines steadily and continues to do so at a slightly lower rate until the sixth week.

Confidence takes a sharp fall but then rises again until week 8, while ability continues to climb. Between weeks 7 and 8, enthusiasm overtakes ability at about 70 percent, finishing on approximately 85 per cent by the end of week 10. Confidence, however, continues to decline from week 8 ending at slightly less than 10 per cent higher than the level in week 1

Overall, confidence and enthusiasm are within 20 per cent of their week 1 level by the end of the 10 weeks, whereas ability increases throughout.

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    i realize the writer do not make an introduction he/she just start to make the comparaison

    Ieltsforfree says:

    There is a concise introduction here: The line graph shows the changes three factors affecting students over a ten-week period in an IELTS class. 🙂

    Loren Kaye says:

    i dont understand the last paragraph, or am i just already too tired reading..(it’s 4:30am)

    Ieltsforfree says:

    That’s a long night of study! The last section simply means that despite some increases, confidence and enthusiasm end up as only 20% higher or less than the first week, whereas ability does not decline – it keep rising. Hope that helps!