Ielts Writing Task 1 (Line graph)

IELTS Writing Task 1 Line Graph (Sample + Answer)

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IETLS Writing Task 1 (Line Graph- Practice 1) 

The graph below shows the sales of children’s books, adult fiction and educational books between 2002 and 2006 in one country. Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.

The given line graph illustrates the comparison of the sales of three different types of books( Children’s books, adult fiction, and educational books) from 2002 to 2006.
Overall, the sales of adult fiction books decreased over time, and the children’s books ruled the market after 2003, among the given three categories of books.
In 2002, adult fiction was on top with the sale of 45 million dollars, followed by children’s books at 33 million dollars and educational books at 25 million dollars. After a few fluctuations, the sales of adult fiction declined to 30 million dollars by 2006. In contrast, educational books were the least sold in 2002. After that their sale showed an opposing trend to that of adult fiction and reached $32 million by 2006.
Sales of Children’s books started at $32 million in 2002 but rose rapidly to 42 million dollars in 2003. From 2003 to 2005 there was a very slight increase in sales, but after 2005, sales grew considerably and reached an all-time high of $56 million.


IETLS Writing Task 1 (Line Graph- Practice 2)

The line graph below shows the population size, birth rate and death rate of England and Wales from 1700 to 2000. Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.

The line graph illustrates the information about the population size and compares the birth and mortality rate of England and Wales for a period of 300 years starting from 1700.
Overall, it is evident that the population showed an upward trend, whereas death and birth rates showed a fluctuating trend.
In case of population size, it showed a dramatic escalation in the three centuries. The population rose from 2.5 million in 1700 to 50 million in 2000, with a short period of stability from 1750 to 1800.
The Death and the birthrate followed a similar trend from 1700 to 1950. From 1700-1750, an increase was seen in both these, with the birth rate rising from 30 to 40 per 1000 people, and the death rate increasing from approximately 27 to 37 per 1000 people. There was stability in both for the next 50 years. After which there was a sharp fall with both rates reaching an all-time low of around 20 per thousand people by 1950. In between, from 1850 to 1900, the birth and death rate again showed a levelling off. During the next 50 years, the death rate remained stable, but in case of birth rate, it dramatically rose to approximately 34 from 22 per 1000 people.


IETLS Writing Task 1 (Line Graph- Practice 3)

The graph below shows the proportion of the population aged 65 and over between 1940 and 2040 in three different countries. Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

A glance at the line graph provided reveals the information about the increase in the ageing population in Japan, Sweden, and the USA from 1940 to 2040.
Overall, at the beginning of the period, the USA has the highest proportion of aged people in the three countries and Japan has the lowest. After a century, it is expected that the situation will be the opposite.
In the case of Sweden and the USA, they both showed a similar pattern from 1940 to 1980. In the beginning, the percentage of the aged population was approximately 6% and 9% in Japan and the USA respectively then there was a slight increase and the percentage rose to almost 15% in 1980. After that, with a few fluctuations, the percentage increased by approximately 19% in the case of Sweden while the USA remained steady at 14%. By the year 2040, the proportion is expected to increase to almost 25% in Sweden and 24% in the USA.

Japan started the period with 5% of the aged population, but the number decreased to almost 3% in 1960 and it remained steady till 1990. Then it dramatically increased to almost 7% in 2020, and by the year 2040, it rose above 25%.


IETLS Writing Task 1 (Line Graph- Practice 4)

The graph and table below show the average monthly temperatures and the average number of hours of sunshine per year in three major cities. Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

The data provides information on average temperatures and annual hours of sunshine in London, New York, and Sydney.
Overall, London is the coldest city and has the fewest hours of sunshine. New York has the hottest summers, but Sydney enjoys the warmest overall climate.
The temperature patterns for London and New York are similar, although New York has warmer summers and colder winters. In both cities, peaks occur in July/August, at 23 degrees in London and 29 degrees in New York. In contrast, Sydney’s hottest weather is in December/January when temperatures average 25 degrees. During this period, New York’s temperatures dip to an average of around 5 degrees, compared with 8 degrees in London. On the other hand, Sydney’s lowest average temperatures in July are just over 15 degrees.
As far as hours of sunshine are concerned, New York and Sydney have a similar average of 2533 and 2473 hours respectively. London, however, has a much lower average of 1180 hours.


IETLS Writing Task 1 (Line Graph- Practice 5)

The chart below shows the changes that took place in three different areas of crime in Newport city from 2003-2012. Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

This graph illustrates how crime rates altered in Newport inner city during the period 2003-2012.
Overall, robbery has always been a fairly minor problem for Newport where the number of offences committed changed little over nine years. The greatest change occurred in the number of burglaries, while incidents of theft remained low but steady.
In 2003, we can see that burglary was the most common crime, with approximately 3400 reported cases. The figure rose to around 3700 in 2004, but then there was a downward trend until 2008. At this point, the figure stood at just over 1000 incidents. This rose slightly in 2009, then continued to fluctuate for the remaining period.
In 2003, the number of cars being stolen stood at around 2800 and followed a similar trend to burglary until 2006. At this point the number rose, standing at around 2200 in 2007. There was a marginal decrease in the following year, but from then on, the trend was generally upwards.


IETLS Writing Task 1 (Line Graph- Practice 6)

The charts below show the changes in ownership of electrical appliances and the amount of time spent doing housework in households in one country between 1920 and 2019. Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

A glance at the line graphs provided reveals the percentage of electric appliances ownership, and the number of hours of housework done per week in a household from 1920 to 2019 in a specific country.

Overall, the ownership of electric appliances grew over time, as a result, the number of hours of housework decreased over the years.

In the first graph, it is evident from the information that, a negligible percentage of people used refrigerator in 1920 which was approximately 2%. On the other hand, almost 30%, and 40% of houses used vacuum cleaners and washing machines in this particular year. But in the following two decades the usage of refrigerators soars to approximately 50%, and by the year 1980, almost every house started using refrigerators. In the case of washing machines, after experiencing a slight fluctuation in 1980, the figure rose to approximately 75% in 2019. For vacuum cleaners, the figure increased gradually over time, in 1940 the usage percentage was only 50%, by the year 2000, it rose to 100%.

The second graph illustrates as the ownership of household electric appliances increased the number of work hours in houses decreased. In 1920, an average family spent almost 50 hours per week in housework, by the year 1960, these work hours decreased to only 20 hours per week and it plummeted over time and reached to approximately 10 hours per week in 2019.


IETLS Writing Task 1 (Line Graph- Practice 7)

The graph below shows the number of tourists visiting a particular Caribbean island between 2010 and 2017. Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

The graph displays the number of tourists visiting a particular Caribbean island between 2010 and 2017.
In 2010, there were a quarter of a million visitors that stayed on cruise ships, while another 750000 visitors were staying on the island that totalling up to a million visitors who were during the year. Following the year, which is 2011, half a million visitors stayed in cruise shops for the visitors who were staying on the island, the graph doesn’t show and decrease or an increase because the number was the same as the previous year, which was 750000 visitors. Total visitors for that year was 1.25 million. Moving on the number of visitors staying on cruise ships decreased to 250000 visitors in the year 2012 while the number of visitors staying on the island increased to 1250000 people. This sums up to an amount of 1500000 visitors that year.

In the year 2013, half a million visitors stayed on cruise ships while 1.5 million visitors stayed on the island that adding up to 2 million visitors that year. In the next year which is 2014, a total of one million visitors stayed on cruise ships while the same number of visitors staying on the island remained consistent which is 1500000 people, totalling up to two million and a half visitors that year. For the year 2015, 1250000 visitors were staying on cruise ships and 1500000 tourists were staying on the island. In the final year, the number of visitors staying on cruise ships and staying on the island increase to three and a half million visitors. The graph showed an increase of half a million for the number of visitors staying on cruise ships which totals up to two million visitors. As for the number of visitors staying on the island, the graph also increased by a quarter-million which adds up to a total of 1500000 visitors that year.

Overall, through the years, the number of visitors staying on cruise ships showed an unstable increase and decrease for the first four years, but continued to increase in the next year onwards. As for the number of visitors staying on the island, there was no progress of increase or decrease in the first two years but the figure rose until it remained constant for three consecutive years in a row. The number of visitors then slacked off in the year 2016 but managed to increase to the same level as the year before the previous in 2017. All in all, the graph showed an outstanding performance for the total number of visitors throughout 2011 to 2017, where it increased gradually every year except from 2015 to 2016 where it remained constant.

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