IELTS Academic Writing Practice 4

 
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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 chart below gives the distribution of worldwide car sharing schemes (%) in 2008 and 2016.

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

Write at least 150 words

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The chart below gives the distribution of worldwide car sharing schemes (%) in 2008 and 2016.

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

Write at least 150 words

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QUESTION:

The chart below gives the distribution of worldwide car sharing schemes (%) in 2008 and 2016.

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

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 chart illustrates the global distribution of car sharing schemes in 2008 and 2016 in five regions, namely North America, Europe, South America, Australia and Asia.  Units are given in percentages.

On the whole, car sharing became more distributed worldwide between 2008 and 2016 with a higher percentage of users in almost every region except Europe where global car usage had previously been concentrated.

Looking specifically at 2008, almost 60% of global of car sharing programs were based in Europe.  This was almost double that of North America which accounted for around 30% of such schemes with other regions comprising the final 10% when taken together.

By 2016 car sharing had become more distributed worldwide.  North American car share programs had increased and now formed 51% of global use, replacing Europe as the region with the highest concentration of drivers.   However, together with Europe, the two regions still accounted for around 85% of total global use, a decrease of only 5% from 8 years earlier.  Other regions including Australia, South America and Asia only incrementally increased to 15% of global car share usage.  

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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 chart illustrates the global distribution of car sharing schemes in 2008 and 2016 five region, namely North America, Europe, South America, Australia and Asia.  Units are given percentage.

On the whole, car sharing become more distributed worldwide between 2008 and 2016 with a higher percentage of users in almost every region except Europe where global car usage had previously been concentrated.

Looking specifically at 2008, almost 60% of global of car sharing programs were based in Europe, this is almost double that North America, Which accounted for around 30% of such schemes with other regions comprise the final 10% when taken together.

By 2016 car sharing has become more distribute worldwide.  North American car share programs has increased and now formed 51% of global use, replace Europe as the region with highest concentration of drivers.   However, together with Europe, the two regions still account around 85% of total global use, a decrease of only 5% from 8 year early. Other region including Australia, South America and Asia only incrementally increased 15% global car share usage.  

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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 2008 and note the trends
  2. Look at 2016 and note the change in trends.
  3. Construct your overview based on these observations.

Now make your own plan using the above questions,

Overall

Car sharing more widely distributed/increased globally

Previously concentrated in Europe

2008 (trend)

Europe and America (highest number)

Rest of world < 10% of schemes

2016
(trend)

Car sharing more distributed Europe/America biggest change

Rest of the world < 15% of schemes

QUESTION:

The chart below gives the distribution of worldwide car sharing schemes (%) in 2008 and 2016.

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

Write at least 150 words

Step 2: Planning
Introduction: (2 mins)
  • State what the bar chart shows
  • Paraphrase the question
Overview: (3 mins)
  • Summarise the overall trends as you see them.
  • List key differences but not numbers.
Body Paragraph 1 (5 mins):
  • Describe the first grouping of information
Body Paragraph 2 (5 mins):
  • Describe the second grouping of information
Check work (1-2 mins)

If you have many grammar/spelling mistakes, you could check your work sentence by sentence to help you quickly reduce them. Otherwise, you should spend a few minutes at the end of the writing period to check for the following.

Step 3: Write the essay
 
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