IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 with model answer

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The table below shows the sales made by a coffee shop in an office building on a typical weekday.


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

Write at least 150 Words.

Model Answer:

This table compares the different goods sold by a coffee shop which is located in an office building during a typical weekday in correlation with the time in the day.

Firstly, coffee sales were maximum(265) in the morning from 7:30 to 10:30, decreased steadily after 10:30 to reach less than 150 by 5:30, then rose to 200 in the evening. In addition, Tea sales showed similar pattern to coffee, they stood at 110 in the morning, less than half the coffee sales in the same period and fell to 35 between 2:30 and 5:30. However, they almost doubled in the evening between 5:30 and 8:30.

On the other hand, pastries sales fluctuated throughout the day with the peak in the morning 7:30 - 10:30 of about 275 and the bottom in the evening 5:30 - 8:30 of about 80. Moreover, sandwiches sales in the period of 7:30 - 10:30 and 8:30 - 5:30 were similar, 50 and 40, respectively. Sandwiches sales were the highest between 10:30 and 2:30 (200 sandwiches), almost two times the sales in the evening.

To conclude, it can be clearly seen that different goods experienced different patterns of sales throughout the day.

Total Words: 214

Task Achievement: 9

Coherence & Cohesion: 9

Lexical resources: 9

Grammar: 9

Overall Score: Band 9

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  1. Anonymous 7 years ago

    “that the for different” think that’s a typo?

  2. Author
    IELTS Online Practice 7 years ago

    Good Catch! Yes it was a typo.

  3. ms saini 7 years ago

    Plz give me some advance structures which use in task 1 for band 8 as early as possible..

  4. Author
    IELTS Online Practice 7 years ago

    Try to use the following advanced vocabulary in your task 1:
    For trends – Surged, plummeted, plateaued
    For percentages – use fifth instead of 20%, half instead of 50%, quarter instead of 25%

    For more details look at the lesson on language for describing trends in Task 1:

    Hope this helps.

  5. Kajal 7 years ago

    Please give me some tips for scoring 8 bands in writing within 20days…please reply soon

  6. IELTS Online Practice 7 years ago

    Dear Kajal,

    Please go over all the tutorials in the free IELTS Twenty20 course for Band 8 & 9 tips.
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  7. Mohammad Sadegh Aslanpour 6 years ago

    I think there was a significant indicator that did not mention. The sale of Coffee, tea, and pastries are related to the breakfast meal that is sold mostly in the morning (7.30 to 10.30). Also, the sandwich is the point that is related to lunch and the table shows it is sold more in the lunchtime.

  8. Author
    IELTS Online Practice 6 years ago

    Dear Mohammad,

    Thanks for the suggestions.

    I agree, the correlation between coffee, tea and pastries with breakfast meals and sandwiches with lunch meals can be included to enhance the report.


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