IELTS Writing Task 1 – Bar Chart (Practice 17)

The chart below shows the results of a survey about people’s coffee and tea buying and drinking habits in five Australian cities. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.

IELTS Writing task 1 - Bar Chart


A glance at the chart depicts the outcomes of a questionnaire on how people like to have their tea or coffee in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Hobart of Australia.

Overall, Rather than buying fresh or instant coffee, Australian citizens are fond of having their coffee or tea by going to cafes.

Residents of five Australian cities are initially divided into 3 groups to conduct the survey. Where the first group of people are the ones who bought fresh coffee in the last 4 weeks. Around 43% to 44% of coffee lovers of Melbourne and Sydney chose to buy fresh coffee, whereas the figure was around 34% in Brisbane and Adelaide, and approximately 39% of residents of Hobart chose fresh coffee over others.

The second group of people are the ones who bought instant coffee in the last 4 weeks. Where around 46% of the citizens of Sydney bought instant coffee, and the figure was 49% to 50% in Melbourne and Adelaide. In the case of Brisbane and Hobart, the percentage was around 53% and 54% respectively.

The last group of people are the ones who went to a cafe for coffee or tea in the last 4 weeks. In Hobart and Melbourne, approximately 64% of residents went to a cafe to have their coffee or tea. In the case of Sydney, the number was around 61%. On the other hand, in Brisbane and Adelaide the figure was slightly smaller than the other cities, 56% and 49% respectively.

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