IELTS Academic Writing Practice 39

 
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The Writing Task 1 of the IELTS Academic test requires you to write a summary of at least 150 words in response to a particular graph (bar, line or pie graph), table, chart, or process (how something works, how something is done). This task tests your ability to select and report the main features, to describe and compare data, identify significance and trends in factual information, or describe a process.

You Should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

  • - Write in a formal style
  • - Write at least 150 words
QUESTION:

The line charts show the amount of beer sold to pubs and supermarkets over six years, where a bar graph displays the amount of pubs closed over the same period.

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

Write at least 150 words.

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Question

The line charts show the amount of beer sold to pubs and supermarkets over six years, where a bar graph displays the amount of pubs closed over the same period.

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

Write at least 150 words.

Your Essay

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Model Essay
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QUESTION:

The line charts show the amount of beer sold to pubs and supermarkets over six years, where a bar graph displays the amount of pubs closed over the same period.

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

Write at least 150 words.

Composition Exercise
Fill in the gaps with the words or expressions in bold used in the model essay above.

The line graph illustrates the number of barrels of beer sold in the UK to both pubs and supermarkets between 2000 and 2016, while the bar chart shows the total number of pubs open over the same period.  

Overall, people in the UK seemed to prefer to drink more at home than in pubs by 2016, which could have contributed to an increase in pub closures over that time.

In 2000, the number of barrels sold to pubs in the UK began at over 23 million barrels of beer and steadily declined to around 12.5 million by 2016, approximately half its original figure.  In contrast, barrels sold to supermarkets were initially half of those sold to supermarkets in 2000 at just 11 million, rising to around 14 million by 2004, before fluctuating slightly and then overtaking pub sales in 2014 to end 2016 at about 14.5 million barrels sold.

In terms of UK pubs, there was a significant decline in the number of pubs between 2000 and 2016 from over 60,000 premises in 2000 to around 50,000 by 2016, seemingly reflecting the slowdown in beer consumption at such locations.

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Revision Exercise
Each sentence in the report below contains one or two errors. Errors may be grammar or punctuation based. A list of the common errors used with answer is given at the end.

The line graph illustrates number of barrel of beer sell in UK to both pubs and supermarkets between 2000 and 2016, while bar chart shows the total number of pubs open over same period.  

Overall, people in the UK seemed prefer to drink more at home than in pubs by 2016, which could have contribute to increase in pub closures over the time.

In 2000, the number of barrels sold to pubs in the UK begin at over 23 millions barrels of beer and steadily decline around 12.5 million by 2016, approximately half it’s original figure.  In contrast, barrels sold to supermarkets are initially half of those sold to supermarkets in 2000 at just 11 million, rising at around 14 millions by 2004, before fluctuate slightly and then overtaking pub sales in 2014 to end 2016 about 14.5 million barrels sold.

In term of UK pubs, there was significant decline in number of pub between 2000 and 2016 from over 60,000 premises in 2000 with around 50,000 by 2016, seemingly reflecting the slowdown in beer consumption at such location.

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Step 1: Analyzing question

Find the Trends: (3-4 mins)

Look for key points and trends in the data

  1. Look at the bar chart first.  Note the key trends of lower employment rate with higher education.  Think of what grammar you can use to describe. Consider how to compare the highest and lowest figures for both unemployment.  Think how to group data together in order to describe it.
  2. Look at table second.  Consider the relationship between income and educational attainment.  Look at the highest and lowest values, and decide how to compare them.  

Now make your own plan using the above questions,

Overall

People prefer to drink at pubs

Pub closures increased over period

Beer sales

Barrels to pubs halved

Barrels to supermarkets increased, fluctuated, overtook

Pub closures

Closures 60,000 50,000

Due to lifestyle changes of Britons?

QUESTION:

The line charts show the amount of beer sold to pubs and supermarkets over six years, where a bar graph displays the amount of pubs closed over the same period.

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

Write at least 150 words.

Step 2: Planning
Step 3: Write the essay
 
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