IELTS Writing Task: 1 (Pie Chart)

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The charts below show the proportion of the energy produced from different sources in a country between 1985 and 2003.

Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.


Write at least 150 words.

IELTS Writing task1 practice 7



The given pie charts compare the percentage of energy generated from seven different sources in a particular country from 1985 to 2003.

Overall, it can be seen that the use of some sources to produce energy increased with time, whereas that of others decreased. The maximum energy was produced from oil and the least from hydrogen and other renewable sources from 1985 to 2003.

Oil was the major source of energy production throughout the whole period, although its usage dropped from just over half (52%) in 1985 to approximately two fifths (39%) in 2003. The use of nuclear also declined from 22% to 17% over the given period.

The use of natural gas and coal showed an increase from 13% and 8% in 1985 to 23% and 13% respectively in 2003. Interestingly, the proportion of energy produced from hydrogen remained stable at 4%, whereas that from other renewable sources increased from 1% to 4% over the given period of 18 years.


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  1. The Pie Charts provide the sources of power generation like Natural gas, coal, hydrogen, nuclear, oil and other renewable from 1985 to 2003 with in a Country.
    Overall, Oil is the main source of energy production in both years. However, other renewables sources are least used to generate energy between the years.
    In 1985, 52% of the energy has been produced using Oil, which decrease to 39% in 2003 but still remain the highest in both years. Nuclear plant generated 22% of energy in 1985 which decline to 5% and remain 17% till 2003. Natural gases have contributed 13% in the year 1985. Although it rose to 23% of overall energy production.
    Hydrogen has overall 4% of contribution is generating energy in both years. Whereas energy produced from coal was 8% in the year 1985 which increased to 13% in 2003.Other renewable method has bee the least to produced energy in both year which is 1% in 1985 and slightly increased to 4% in 2003.

  2. The fractions of energy generations based on natural gas, coal, hydrogen, nuclear, oil, and other renewables were compared by the pie chart between 1985 and 2003.
    Generally, oil remained as a primary energy source in both years, however, usage of coal, natural gas and, other renewables for generation rose in 2003. On the other hand, oil and nuclear less preferred than before while hydrogen stayed constant.
    As an analysis of 1985, the highest material for energy was oil at 52 % and the lowest source of energy was renewables with 1 %. Meanwhile, coal power plants was operated twice more than hydrogen power. In addition, nuclear energy was 9% more used than natural gas.
    In 2003, oil and nuclear consumption declined by 13% and 5% respectively. In contrast, hydrogen remained at 4 % and renewable energy sources climbed up to the same percentage while, consumption of natural gas and coal showed a significant growth by 10 % and 5 %, respectively.

  3. The following pie chart report presents statistics regarding energy sources (Natural gas, coal, hydrogen, nuclear, oil and other renewable) showed in percentages in a country for two specific years: 1985 and 2003.
    Overall, it can be seen that oil was the most popular source for producing energy in both years while other renewable sources took the smallest proportion in each pie chart.
    Beginning with the comparison of oil and nuclear sources, the percentages had a noticeable decline of about 13% and 5%, respectively through the given years. On the other hand, hydrogen proportion stayed constant with 4%.
    The country changed energy sources from oil and nuclear to natural gas, coal, and renewable materials. For this reason, natural gas consumption gained the highest fraction with 10% and coal was followed by 5% growth. The last source of other renewable materials climbed from 1% to 4% between 1985 and 2003. At the last point, the government was using oil at the highest rate each year.

  4. The supplied chart delineates the proportion of electricity generated using different resources such as oil, natural gas, hydrogen, nuclear, coal, and other renewables between 1985 and 2003.

    Overall, natural gas and renewable usage surged in the year 2003. While other resources contributed a little less to produce power.

    AS can be seen, oil shared just over a half amount (52%) to make electric current in 1985, which is declined to about 39% in 2003. Moreover, an asset like natural gas represents a progressive change from 13% (1985) to 23% in the year 2003. It can be observed that a tiny fraction of power is produced by other renewable.

    It is lucid from the data given that nuclear and coal also support the production of power by a slight fluctuation which is decreased and increased by 5% in the year 1985 and 2003 respectively. Exceptionally, power production from hydrogen stood exactly at 4%.

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