IELTS Writing Task 1 essay with model answer

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The chart below shows the total number of minutes (in millions) of telephone calls in Finland, divided into three categories, from 1995 — 2004.

IELTS Academic Writing Task Question 1

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

Write at least 150 Words.

Model Answer:

The line graph compares the number of visits to 2 newly established websites, Music Choice and Pop Parade over a period of 15 days.

During the first three days Pop Parade received about 120 thousand daily visits, while Music Choice started well beneath, recording between 20 and 40 thousand visits. Between the third and the ninth day, Pop Parade experienced a gradual downward trend reaching a low of about 40 thousand views, just beyond Music Choice, which during this period levelled off between 20 and 40 thousand. Over the last 6 days visits to Pop Parade increased sharply, reaching a peak of more than 140 thousand visits and obtaining even better results in the last two days, after a short dip. On the other hand, Music Choice soared to 120 thousand only in the 12th period, remained stable the following two days and then dropped to less than 80 thousand visits.

To sum up, the data clearly illustrates that the number of visits to Pop Parade website was higher than that of Music Choice throughout the period with the exception of two days and both websites experienced an upward trend in the number of visits.

Total Words: 192

Task Achievement: 9

Coherence & Cohesion: 9

Lexical resources: 9

Grammar: 9

Overall Score: Band 9

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