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You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The table shows the amount of coal used by different sectors in the UK.

Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information shown below.
IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 30

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

Write at least 150 words.


The table given has data concerning the use of coal in Britain from 1975 to 2000, divided into 5 different categories.

The most striking feature is that despite a general rate of decline over the thirty years given, power stations use substantially more coal than all of the other sectors combined. However, this figure fell by almost half from 1980, with nearly 90 million tonnes, down to less than 50 million tonnes by 2000.

A declining rate can also be seen for the use of coal for both domestic and industrial purposes, with the largest drop being from 1975 to 1980. The widest variation between these two sectors was in 1990, when industry accounted for 4.5 million tonnes whereas domestic use stood at only 2.7 million tonnes.

The services sector consumed approximately 1 per cent of the total use in all years except 1975, when the figure was over 3 per cent.

Overall, the use of coal fell by over half in the period given, with power stations being the highest consumer throughout.

(173 words)

 

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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 29

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The table below shows the production and consumption of natural gas in different countries in 2001.

Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information shown below.
IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 29Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Write at least 150 words.


The table provides data about the use and production of natural gas in nine different countries in 2001.

The most striking trend can be seen in the USA, where figures are over five times higher than those of any other country. With the exception of the former Soviet Union, other countries’ production figures were higher than their consumption figures, although there is no data provided for either Japan or South Korea.

New Zealand had the lowest consumption and the closest correlation to its production, with 0.2 million tonnes excess. Australia produced nearly one- third more natural gas than it consumed. The United Kingdom produced over 10 million tonnes more than it used, twice the excess produced by the United Arab Emirates. China consumed only 0.7 million tonnes less than its production. In contrast, the former Soviet Union accounted for far less production than it did consumption, using nearly 18 times the amount it produced.

Although the majority of countries produced more gas than they used in the same year, the rate the of both production and consumption was markedly different between them.

(180 words)

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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 28

 

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The table below shows the attitudes to recycling of people in different age groups.

Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information shown below.
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Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Write at least 150 words.


The table gives opinions on recycling in percentages of people in six different age categories.

At less than 10 per cent, those under 15 and over 71 represent the lowest percentage of people that actively recycle. This figure increased over five-fold to 59 per cent for those aged 15 to 25. The remaining age categories varied between just under half to over one-third of people.

The under 15s represent the largest per cent of people who do not know about recycling. The lowest percentage was those aged 26 to 40, although this figure doubled to eight per cent for those just under this age. Slightly more than a quarter of those aged 56 to 70 knew nothing about recycling, a figure which is four times higher than those aged 41 to 55.

One-fifth of people aged 41 to 55 opted not to give their opinions on recycling, with those under 15 just one per cent behind. The remaining four age groups in this category were within a four per cent range.

(167 words)

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The chart shows days taken off work due to stress related illnesses by job for men and women.

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

Write at least 150 words.


Comparing four different occupations in 1998, the chart illustrates the impact of illness due to stress and its correlation to days absent from work for both sexes.

The most obvious point is that men rated higher than women across the chart. The most striking difference came from fire fighters, where men took more than three times as many days off, averaging 14 days in the year compared with 4 days for women. A similar trend can be observed with police officers, with men being absent for nearly twice the number of days.

The result for factory workers and teachers is not so pointed, but women still took fewer days off. For both occupations, the difference between the sexes was only one day a year, with only one day a year for women in factory positions, rising to three for teachers. Men were absent for two days and four days in the same industries.

Overall, it can be seen that men take more time off work than women for stress related concerns.

(171 words)

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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

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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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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

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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

 

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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)