IELTS Academic Writing Practice 47

 
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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 pie chart below shows the frequency of U.S. Adults’ online purchasing habits in 2015, while the bar chart shows a further classification denoting online purchasing preferences.

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 pie chart below shows the frequency of U.S. Adults’ online purchasing habits in 2015, while the bar chart shows a further classification denoting online purchasing preferences.

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 pie chart below shows the frequency of U.S. Adults’ online purchasing habits in 2015, while the bar chart shows a further classification denoting online purchasing preferences.

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 pie chart illustrates how frequently adults in the US shopped online in 2015, while the bar chart denotes the shopping preferences of online shoppers that year.  All units are given in percentages.

Overall, most American adults preferred making a purchase in a physical store, whereas more frequent online shoppers were less likely to shop offline.

In 2015, well over half of American men and women bought infrequently, (if ever) on the internet, with 37% stating they occasionally purchase, and a fifth reporting never having bought a thing.  More frequent online shoppers included those who bought monthly or weekly at 28% and 15% respectively.

Regarding the shopping habits of online buyers, around 65% would still rather purchase at a physical location than online.  This trend was most evident among adults who shopped intermittently offline of whom over four fifths reporting making purchases this way.  By contrast, almost two in three weekly online shoppers claimed they chose ordering on the internet over leaving the home to shop.  

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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 pie chart illustrates how frequently adult in US shopped online in 2015, while bar chart denote the shopping preferences of online shopers that year.  All units are given in percentage.

Overall, most American adult preferred making a purchase in a physical store, whereas more frequently online shopers were less likely shop offline.

In 2015, well over half of American men and women bought infrequent, (if ever) on the internet, with 37% stating they occasionally purchase, and fifth reporting never having bought thing.  More frequent online shoppers include those who bought monthly or weekly at 28% and 15% respectively.

Regarding the shopping habits of online buyers, around 65% will still rather purchase at physical location than online.  This trend is most evident among adult who shopped intermittently offline of whom over four fifth reporting making purchases this way.  By contrast, almost two in three weekly online shoppers claim they choose ordering on the internet over leaving the home to shop.

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Step 1: Analyzing question

Find the Trends: (3-4 mins)

  1. Look at the pie chart.  What is the largest/smallest segment of the chart?  How can information be grouped together in order to summarize the results?  How do most adults in the US prefer to shop in general?
  2. Consider the bar chart.   Which way to U.S. adults prefer to buy products: in a store or online?  Notice the category on the left is for all online shoppers which gives the overall trend.  How does the data in the other categories support this? How does data from the pie chart affect this last result?

Now make your own plan using the above questions.

Overall

Most U.S. Adults still buy offline

More frequent online shoppers, less likely to buy in a physical store

Frequency

Over half of adults buy infrequently if ever online

Of those who do shop more frequently, a few times a month (28%) / Weekly (15%)

Shopping preferences

More adults buy offline than online

All online shoppers prefer making a physical purchase in a store

Weekly predominately purchase online (2 in 3)

Monthly prefer to buy in a store

Less frequent overwhelmingly prefer store purchases to online

QUESTION:

The pie chart below shows the frequency of U.S. Adults’ online purchasing habits in 2015, while the bar chart shows a further classification denoting online purchasing preferences.

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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