IELTS Writing Task: 10 (Line Graph and Table)

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. 

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

Write at least 150 words.


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 had 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 cold 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 of around 5 degrees compared with 8 degrees in London. On the other hand, Sydney’s lowest temperature in July is over 15 degrees.

As far as hours of sunshine are concerned, New York and Sydney have similar averages of 2,535 and 2,473 hours respectively. London, however, has a much lower average of 1,180 hours.

158 words

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