Reading graphs in IELTS Task 1

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Reading graphs in IELTS Task 1

NOTE: This lesson is for the ACADEMIC module only.

To get a good result in your Academic Task 1 IELTS writing test, it is essential that you clearly understand what the data you are writing about refers to. Misunderstanding the graph can cost points, so practice with this exercise.

Look at the four charts below. What do the numbers that follow represent? NB The numbers are approximate values. NOTE: Click or tap a graph for a larger picture

Example:   62          The percentage of Indian residents in New Zealand in 2001 that speak their native language.

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80           
Show answer The percentage of Korean residents in New Zealand in 2001 that speak their native language

120         
Show answer The number of people in thousands with no educational qualifications that are somewhat interested in buying books by New Zealand authors

2,300      
Show answerHousehold spending in millions of NZ dollars on cultural goods and services in the year 1998Advertisement

38           
Show answer The percentage of people aged 65 and over that visited museums or art galleries in the previous 12 months

220         
Show answer The number of people in thousands with tertiary educational qualifications that are very interested in buying books by New Zealand authors

54           
Show answer The percentage of people aged between 35 and 44 who visited museums or art galleries in the previous 12 monthsAdvertisement

4,850      
Show answerHousehold spending in millions of NZ dollars on mortgage repayments in 1998

72           
Show answer The percentage of Chinese residents in New Zealand in 2001 that speak English

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