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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 16

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The charts show the percentage of power generated from 6 different types in Gareline.

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 16The charts illustrate the sources of power in three different periods in Gareline, with the data divided into 6 different areas.

In 1970, nearly half of all electricity was derived from hydro power, which accounted for 45% of the total. Geothermal production was slightly less than half this value, followed by wind power which created 5% of all power, with gas and the category labelled as ‘other’ making just over one percent each.

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In 1980, the figure for hydro power had increased dramatically, making over three quarters of the total. Geothermal, wind and nuclear power created 8%, 7% and 6% respectively, with the other two categories increasing by only 0.2%.

By 1990, the trend for hydro power had reversed, with the most productive category now being geothermal power. Wind power had remained constant but there was a significant increase in electricity produced by nuclear power, accounting for 15.5%. There was a minor increase once again for wind power and the ‘other’ category.

In total, geothermal power and hydro power were always the most productive, although nuclear power was increasing.

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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 15You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The charts illustrate how recycling is carried out in Eutopia, and the pie charts show the percentage of recycled and unrecycled waste.

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

The charts provide information about recycling in Eutopia in three different years, namely 1980, 1990 and 2000.

The column chart shows that the percentage of recycled waste collected from people’s homes decreased from over three quarters to just over 70%. The percentage of recycled material taken to allocated areas increased between 1980 and 1990 but remained steady at 18% in 2000.

The amount of recycling done from items that were returned to their original starting point decreased in 1990 by 2%, but then increased to 8% in 2000. The category labelled ‘other’ decreased by 1% then remained stable at 2% for the final two given years.

The pie charts indicate a threefold increase in the amount of waste recycled between 1990 and 1990 from 7% up to 22%. In 2000, this figure had continued to increase, although at a less dramatic rate, finishing at one third of waste being recycled.

Overall, it can be seen that recycling increased over the time displayed, while the percentage collected from each house gradually decreased.

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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 14You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The graph shows the hours spent in different study methods during a two year course.

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

The graph shows the number of weekly hours spent studying in the library, with a tutor or lecturer or using the internet during a 2 year course.

The most striking trend is that there is a dramatic increase in the use of the internet throughout the period, especially between the first and second semesters of each year, with hours increasing from about 3 at the beginning of the course to over 10 by the end.

Hours spent in a classroom or lecture situation was initially the highest at approximately 7 hours a week, increasing to 8 hours in the second semester of the first year. However, the figure fell during the second year to finish at only 5 hours a week.

Time in the library was the most fluctuating, initially falling from 4 hours down to about 3 hours, then rapidly increasingly to 8 hours before once again declining to end at about 6 hours.

Overall, use of the internet increased while time in class and lectures declined and time in the library varied.

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The process shows diamonds moving from the mine to the retailer.

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

The flowchart illustrates the steps in the process of getting diamonds from a mine to the those who are selling them.

The process begins with the stones being mined in their rough form, following which they are sorted into two different grades, namely high grade and low grade.

The low grade diamonds are set aside for industrial purposes, after which they are cut and shaped, then assessed for their level of hardness. The final step before being sent to the retailers is the pricing.

High grade diamonds have a number of additional processes. Earmarked for cosmetic applications, they are priced then submitted to a digital analysis to ensure the most effective cut. They are then sent to be cut using a machine, or cut by hand, before they are then polished. At this point they are rated, and dependent on that rating are either returned for further polishing or, as with the industrial use diamonds, sent to the retailers.

This ends the description of the process.

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The charts show information about the number of kilometres travelled in an average month and the distribution of vehicle types in Britain.

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

Data is given for the distance travelled for three different reasons, as well as charts indicating the percentage of vehicle types in the UK in 1990 and 2010.

The most significant trend is that the most kilometres were travelled for transporting and delivery reasons. In 1990, this figure was approximately 6500 kilometres, rising to almost 8000 kilometres by 1995 and 2000 but falling to 6,000 by 2010.

Personal travel accounted for about 1,200 kilometres a month more than commuting for 1990 to 2000, but commuting distances increased from 2000 to be within approximately 700 kilometres of personal driving, with the former being on 3,000 and the latter being around 2,300.

The pie charts indicate that in the twenty year difference, the percentage of cars fell by 4% while the number of trucks increased by 5%. Over the same period, buses and motorcycles both fell by 1% while the category labelled ‘other’ increased by 1%.

Overall, it is clear that there was a number of changes in the distance travelled and type of vehicles from 1990 to 2010.

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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.

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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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.

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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 6You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

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.

(179 words)

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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 4You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The process shows how plants create food.

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

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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