IELTS Academic Writing Practice 44

 
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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 graphs below give information concerning smartphone ownership as a percentage of population in a country from 2000 to 2010, and by level of education for the years 2000 and 2010.

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

Write at least 150 words.

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The graphs below give information concerning smartphone ownership as a percentage of population in a country from 2000 to 2010, and by level of education for the years 2000 and 2010.

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

Write at least 150 words.

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Model Essay
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QUESTION:

The graphs below give information concerning smartphone ownership as a percentage of population in a country from 2000 to 2010, and by level of education for the years 2000 and 2010.

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.

Both the charts outline data regarding smartphone ownership as a proportion of a population in an unspecified country over a ten year period, as well as by educational attainment for two years.

Overall, smartphone ownership significantly increased from 2000 to 2010, and across all educational levels too.

From 2000 to 2010, the number of people possessing a smartphone effectively doubled.  In 2000, approximately 40% of people owned a smartphone, which increased steadily to over 60% by 2006, before finally reaching around 85% of the population by the end of the decade.

With regard to education levels, smartphone possession was inversely proportional to educational level in both years.  Between 2002 and 2010, the percentage of people who hadn’t completed high school and owned a smartphone trebled from 15% to 45%.  Similarly, high school graduate smartphone ownership doubled over that time.  Those with a tertiary education had the highest smartphone possession figures, though the smallest change over the two years.  By 2010, those with a Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degree increased between 25 and 20 percentage points (reaching 80%, 85% and 90% respectively).

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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.

Both the charts outline data regarding smartphone ownership as proportion of population in unspecifiication country over ten year period, as well as by educational attain for two years.

Overall, smartphone ownership significantly increased from 2000 to 2010, and across all educational levels too.

From 2000 to 2010 the number of people possession smartphone effectively doubled.  In 2000, approximately 40% people owned a smartphone, which increased steadily to over 60% by 2006, before finally reaching around 85% of the population by the end of the decade.

With regard to education level, smartphone possession was inversely proportional to educational level in both years.  Between 2002 and 2010, the percentage of people hadn’t complete high school and own a smartphone treble from 15% to 45%.  Similarly, high school graduate smartphone ownership doubled over that time those with a tertiary education had highest smartphone possession figures, though the smallest change over the two years.  By 2010, those with a bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degree increase between 25 and 20 percentage point (reaching 80%, 85% and 90% respectively).

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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 first chart.  How does the smartphone infiltration rate in the population change over the decade?  What generalization can be made from the first to the last year?
  2. How does education achievement affect smartphone possession?  What trends are apparent? Can the educational levels be grouped together to show similar results in some way?  What different ways can be used to show the increase for each educational grouping (ex. Doubled, increased three times, an increase of)?


Now make your own plan using the above questions.

Overall

Steady increase over all years

Increase over all educational levels

Ownership

Increased steadily over ten years

By 2010 more than doubled, particularly at the end of the decade

By Education Level

Higher edu. higher smartphone ownership

No high school almost tripled 15/45

High School grad doubled 32/62

Batchelor’s degree 25% 60/80

Masters and Doctorate degrees 20% (70/85 – 75-90)

QUESTION:

The graphs below give information concerning smartphone ownership as a percentage of population in a country from 2000 to 2010, and by level of education for the years 2000 and 2010.

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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