IELTS Academic Writing Practice 42

 
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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 table shows total revenue created by complementary medicine over three years.  The two charts illustrate the number of hospitals offering complementary medicine over twenty five years with a further classification showing which kinds of medicine proved the most popular in 2012.

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

Write at least 150 words.

Revenue from Complementary Medicine in the U.S. (in billion US dollars)

Year

Revenue

2011

11.34

2014

13.1

2016

14.3

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The table shows total revenue created by complementary medicine over three years.  The two charts illustrate the number of hospitals offering complementary medicine over twenty five years with a further classification showing which kinds of medicine proved the most popular in 2012.

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

Write at least 150 words.

Revenue from Complementary Medicine in the U.S. (in billion US dollars)

Year

Revenue

2011

11.34

2014

13.1

2016

14.3

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Model Essay
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QUESTION:

The table shows total revenue created by complementary medicine over three years.  The two charts illustrate the number of hospitals offering complementary medicine over twenty five years with a further classification showing which kinds of medicine proved the most popular in 2012.

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

Write at least 150 words.

Revenue from Complementary Medicine in the U.S. (in billion US dollars)

Year

Revenue

2011

11.34

2014

13.1

2016

14.3

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

The table lists total revenue from complementary medicine in the U.S. in billions of dollars over three years.  Of the two charts, the first illustrates the percentage of hospitals in America that used this health approach between 1985 and 2010, while the second depicts the top ten types of complementary medicine preferred by Americans in 2012.

Overall, revenue from nonconventional medicine rose as its use became more widespread.  In general, most Americans chose natural products over other kinds of complementary healing techniques.

The table clearly shows an increase in money earned from alternative medicine of $3 billion from 2011 to 2016. Other data appears to support this. The percentage of hospitals offering this kind of healthcare approach increased steadily from 2% in 1985 to around 12% fifteen years later, then in 2000 jumped substantially to 40% by 2010, an increase of 30%.   

Of the health approaches offered in 2012, around 1 in 5 US citizens preferred natural products to other options, almost double the number of the next two popular choices: deep breathing and Yoga.  Around 8% underwent chiropractic, meditation and massage for each, while the final three techniques collectively remained unpopular at under 3%.

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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 table list total revenue from complementary medicine in U.S. in billion of dollars over three year.  Of the two chart, first illustrates the percentage of hospitals in America that use this health approach between 1985 and 2010. While the second depicted the top ten types of complementary medicines preferred by Americans in 2012.

Overall, revenue from nonconventional medicine rose as its use became more widespread.  In general most American choose natural products over other kind of complementary healing technique.

The table clearly shows increase in money earned from alternative medicine of $3 billion from 2011 to 2016. Other data appear to support this. The percentage of hospitals offer this kind of healthcare approach increase steadily from 2% in 1985 to around 12% fifteen years later Then in 2000 jumped substantially to 40% by 2010 an increase of 30%.   

Of the health approaches offered in 2012 around 1 in 5 US citizen prefers natural product to other options, almost double the number of the next two popular choices: deep breathing and Yoga.  Around 8% undergo chiropractic, meditations and massage for each, while the final three techniques collectively remained unpopular at under 3%.

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Step 1: Analyzing question

Find the Trends: (3-4 mins)

  1. Look at the table first.  How does revenue increase in the table? What is the general trend given in the line graph? Do you see any relationship between the two?  The table and graph can be grouped together into the first body paragraph.
  2. Now, consider the bar chart.  Which approach was the most popular?  Which therapies have similar results and can be collected together?

Now make your own plan using the above questions.

Overall

Revenue rose/CAM use more widespread

Natural products most widely chosen

Revenue & Hospitals

Income from CAM therapies rose ($3 billion)

No. of hospitals offering CAM increased

Popular CAM Therapies

Natural products (20%)  x2 deep breathing & yoga

Following three 8% each

Others insignificant at 3% together

QUESTION:

The table shows total revenue created by complementary medicine over three years.  The two charts illustrate the number of hospitals offering complementary medicine over twenty five years with a further classification showing which kinds of medicine proved the most popular in 2012.

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

Write at least 150 words.

Revenue from Complementary Medicine in the U.S. (in billion US dollars)

Year

Revenue

2011

11.34

2014

13.1

2016

14.3

Step 2: Planning
Step 3: Write the essay
 
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