Category Archives: IELTS Writing Academic Task 1 (model answers)

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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 26

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 26

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The charts show the distribution of money spent on music in three different years in Northern Ireland.

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

Write at least 150 words.


 

The pie charts illustrate the changes in spending patterns in Northern Ireland with regards to music.

The first set of data is for 2003, where it can be seen that the majority of expenditure was for CDs, accounting for well over half. Just under one third of the money was spent attending concerts, standing at 31%. Downloaded music was only 6%, and the smallest category was that labeled ‘other’.

Three years later, the order of the four categories was the same, but there was a marked increase in the sale of digital music and an inverse correlation to the sale of CDs, which fell by 20% to 41%.

By 2011, digital purchases had overtaken both concerts and CDs and accounted for nearly half of all sales. The difference between CDs and concert sales narrowed to only 2%, and the ‘other’ category rose slightly to 3%.

Overall, it is clear that while concert sales remained relatively stable at around one third, digital music sales became more common than CD sales.

(170 words)

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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 25

 

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 25

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The table shows working hours and income for four jobs.

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

Write at least 150 words.


 

The information given shows the income and weekly hours of four different occupations, with three of the positions being in the emergency services and the fourth being teaching.

The bar chart shows that teachers work the fewest hours, working less than 30 hours a week on average. Those involved in the police service work about 5 hours a week more than teachers at approximately 35 hours a week.

Employees in the fire service work nearly 40 hours a week, but by far the longest working week is performed by nurses, who exceed 55 hours a week, a clear 15 hours more than those worked in the fire service.

The comparatively low hours worked by teachers correlates with receiving the lowest remuneration for the position. However, the balance between hours worked and pay received is then inverted for the remaining three positions, with nurses earning the least of the three and those in the police service earning nearly £15,000 more at £52,050.

Overall, it is clear that with the exception of teaching, there is an inverse correlation between the number of hours worked and salary received.

(175 words)

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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 24

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 24You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

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.
Write at least 150 words.


 

The graph illustrates the standard number of pupils of two different age groups in 4 different countries, as well as the global average.

The most striking point is that in all countries, as well as the global average, the number of students in a class of 9 year olds is always higher than class sizes for those aged 13, with the exception of Japan, where there are approximately 35 13 year olds per class.

Japan and Hong Kong both have the highest number of students in the each class, with figures never falling below approximately 31 students per class.

In contrast, Russia has the fewest students, with slightly over ten per class. The United States is notable for being almost identical to the global average, with roughly 23 students in the younger class and approximately 18 in the older class.

Overall, there are significant variances between countries, but not between different ages within a country.

(155 words)

 

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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 23

 

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 23

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The line graph shows carbon emissions from different sources over a number of years.

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

Write at least 150 words.

The graph illustrates 5 sectors responsible for varying levels of emission of carbon dioxide in the UK over a 30 year period.

Of the given sources, industrial combustion and power stations remained the highest throughout the period given, although both declined overall, with power stations falling from a peak of just under 60 million tonnes in 1980 down to just over 40 million tonnes in 2000 and industrial combustion falling from approximately 65 million tonnes down to less than 45 million tonnes.

Both domestic production of carbon dioxide and the category labelled ‘others’ showed relatively little change over the period, beginning and ending at roughly the same level of 35 and 12 million tonnes respectively.

The only source of carbon dioxide to show a marked rise over the period came from transport, nearly doubling from just over 20 million tonnes to nearly 40.

Overall, it is evident from the graph that where some sectors declined, others remained steady and one increased in emissions over the thirty year span.

(168 words)

 

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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 22

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 22

 

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The chart shows how people travelled to work in 1996 and 2001 .

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

Write at least 150 words.

The chart shows the ways in which people traveled to work in 1996 and 2001 in Grahamston.

In 1996, over half traveled to work in their own vehicle and the second most common method was to be driven as a passenger. The least common form of transport for the first period given was traveling by bicycle. One tenth of people traveled by public transport; just under 10% used ‘other’ forms and around 6% walked to work. 5% required no form of transport to get to work as they worked from home.

There was an increase of just over 10% of those who drove themselves to work by 2001, while the percentage of passengers almost halved. There was a significant decrease in the percentage using public transport, whereas, the figures for those working from home almost doubled. The percentage of people who walked to work fell dramatically while data for those using bicycle or ‘other’ means of transport remained fairly stable.

In both periods given, driving independently to work was by far the most common method of transport.

(177 words)

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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 21

IELTS writing Task 1 table gap fill

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The table below shows information on participation in various leisure activities in the U.K.

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

Write at least 150 words.

The table shows the percentages of people taking part in 8 different categories of leisure pursuits, in three selected age brackets.

According to the figures, the single most popular leisure activity in the UK is watching television and video, which has a 99% participation rate across all given sections of the population. Visiting friends and relations is almost as popular with 95% or more of all age ranges socializing on a regular basis.

Next, listening to music is most popular with the two younger age groups, at 98% and 93%, while the figure is approximately one third lower for older people, at 65%. In contrast, gardening is more popular with 60-69 year-olds. Almost twice as many older people enjoy gardening compared with 25-29 year-olds at 35%, and even lower for the youngest age range. Finally, it is evident that DIY appeals most to people in their twenties.

Overall, it can be seen that the figures for the most popular activities are fairly similar across the age groups. However, there are considerable differences when looking at the minority interests.

(178 words)

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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 20

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

The graph shows four areas of accommodation status in a major European city from 1970 to 2000.

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

Write at least 150 words.

The graph shows trends in a European city in four different types of accommodation position over a thirty-year period.

The most striking trend is the overall decline in the number of people having bought, or in the process of buying, their own property, falling by approximately 20,000 from 1970 to 1980, and then by around 15,000 by 1990. There was a slight recovery by 2000. There is an inverse relationship between this number and those represented by the category ‘other’, becoming more apparent after 1980.

A similar correlation can be observed between the number of tenants and the number of landlords, with nearly 50,000 tenants and just over 10,000 fewer landlords in 1980. From that point to 2000, both numbers declined, although the number of landlords fell at a marginally faster rate.

Overall, all categories of accommodation declined over the period, with the sharpest drop coming from those buying a property, with only a slight rise in the grouping referred to as other.

(163 words)

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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 19

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 19You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The chart shows the average life expectancy for males and females in 1990, 1950 and 1990.

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

The table provides data on the median number of years people from 5 different countries lived in three different time periods.

The most notable point is that in all countries, women generally lived longer than men, and in most cases the gap between the genders increases from 1900 to 1990.

The countries that had the longest average life span in 1900 and 1950 were Denmark and Sweden, although by 1990, Danish life expectancy fell to the lowest age of all countries for both male and female, with figures of 72.6 and 78.8 respectively.

The variations between Austria, Belgium and Germany closed from nearly ten years difference at their peak in 1900 to only one third of a year difference for women and one tenth of a year for men.

Overall, it can be seen that statistically, Swedish people have had the highest life expectancy for both male and female for all three time periods.

(154 words)

 

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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 18

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 18You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The diagram shows the parts of a dock for an mp3 player.

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

The diagram illustrates a basic mp3 player dock.

On either side of the dock are speakers which take up almost the full height of the unit, and take about one fifth of the width each. On the top is a protruding button to turn the unit off or on.

In the middle of the dock is a section where the mp3 player sits. At the base of this section is a series of pins that power the mp3 player and allow it to connect with the speakers. To the left of this is a red hexagonal receiver for remote control devices and to the right is a volume control knob.

Below this section is a digital clock, to the right of which are the clock control buttons which allow an alarm to be set.

To the left of the entire unit is a power cable, and at the base of the unit are two oval shaped feet.

This ends this description of the mp3 dock.

(165 words)

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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 17

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The chart details the length of different quality water in rivers in England.

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

The bar chart shows the length of water that was in good, fair or poor condition each year from 1993 to 2003.

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 17The largest increase given in the graph is from 1993 to 1994, where the amount of good quality water increased by over one third to 18,500 kilometres. A slight increase the following year was followed by a brief decline until 1998, when the length of good water increased from 19,500 kilometres to 24,000 in 2001 and 2002, although this was then followed by a drop of 3,000 km in 2003.

The length of water that was deemed to be fair quality varied between 13,000 kilometres and 8,000, with the first five years being higher each year than the second half five years.

The amount of poor water declined dramatically between 1993 and 1994, with figures falling by 6,000 kilometres, then to 2,000 kilometres for the next two years. There was a slight increase in 1997 and 1998, followed by a gradual decrease until 2002.

Overall, the length of good quality water increased while fair and poor quality both decreased.

(181 words)