IELTS Academic Writing Practice 5

 
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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 bar chart gives the top eight online activities in Slovakia in a given month.

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 bar chart gives the top eight online activities in Slovakia in a given month.

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

Write at least 150 words

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Model Essay
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QUESTION:

The bar chart gives the top eight online activities in Slovakia in a given month.

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 bar chart depicts the eight most popular online activities conducted by Slovakian men and women throughout July as a percentage of overall internet users.

Taken as a whole, women tend to be more active online than their counterparts with the most popular activities being more communication-based.

Regarding the top four online activities, communication related tasks were the most common for both sexes, especially using email and text or instant messaging which accounted for over 80% of total internet users for both genders.    For women, the next two most popular activities were social networking and Internet banking at close to 78% and 76% respectively.  In contrast, for men, Internet banking (73%) was slightly more important than social networking at 68%.

Of the other four activities, significantly, almost twice the percentage of women over men do health research online.  Around fifty percent of both genders stream music or video, while a similar proportion of men and women do activities related to education (around 26%) and job hunting (21%).

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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 bar chart depict eight most popular online activities conducted by Slovakian men and women throughout July as percentage of overall internet users.

Taken as a whole, woman tend to be more active online than their counterparts with most popular activities being more communication-based.

Regarding the top four online activity, communication related tasks are the most common for both sexes, especially using email and text or instant messaging, which accounted for over 80% of total internet users for both genders.    For women, next two most popular activities is social networking and Internet banking in close to 78% and 76% respectively, in contrast, for men, Internet banking (73%) was slightly more importance then social networking at 68%.

Of the other four activities, significantly, almost twice the percentage of women over men do health research online.  Around fifty percent of both genders stream music or video, while similar proportion of men and women do activities relating education (around 26%) and job hunting (21%).

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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 both genders.  Who spends more time online: men or women?  Are there any exceptions?
  2. Look at the online activities.  Can they be grouped together in any way?  (Ex. communication/entertainment?)
  3. What are the most popular activities for men, women and both together?
  4. Is there any relationship between the groupings you make and men/women’s internet usage?  

Now make your own plan using the above questions,

Overall

Women use the internet > men
most popular activities communication-based

Top four activities

Communication-based 80% both genders

Others women:  social networking = internet banking, but men: internet banking > social networking

Bottom four activities (or other activities)

health research women > men

streaming music/video women=men

education & jobs least prevalent

QUESTION:

The bar chart gives the top eight online activities in Slovakia in a given month.

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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