IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 with model answer

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The chart below gives information about global sales of games software, CDs and DVD or video. Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information.

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

Write at least 150 Words.

Model Answer:

The given bar chart compare the data for worldwide sales of games software, DVD / video and CDs from 2000 to 2003.

According to the graph, the highest sales were for CDs ranging from almost $35 billion in 2000 to $32 billion in 2003. In contrast, games software and DVD / video sales followed an opposite pattern with sales accounting for $12 billion and $18 billion respectively in 2000 and steadily increasing to $19 billion and $31 billion respectively in 2003.

In summary, the sales of entertainment media showed a significant difference, CD sales exhibited an significant decline; whereas, a significantly greater number of people started to buy more games software and DVD and videos in 2003 as compared to 2000.

Total Words: 154

Task Achievement: 8

Coherence & Cohesion: 8

Lexical resources: 8

Grammar: 8

Overall Score: Band 8

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