IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 with model answer
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
Write at least 150 Words.
The line graph illustrates the development of the turtle population in India in the time period 1980-2012. Specifically, three types of turtles are described as well as all species combined. Numbers are reported relative to the 1980 population size of each group.
Overall, the turtle population in India remained relatively constant over the time period when all species are considered.
From 1980 to 1982, numbers for all species showed a slight increase of up to 10%, but then leveled off again around the 100% mark with slight fluctuations.
However, individual turtle species showed considerable variations over time. Two turtle populations, the Leatherback and Green Turtles, declined between 1990 and 2012 after they had initially remained relatively stable. While the Green Turtle decreased only slightly, finishing at 90% in 2012, the numbers of Leatherback Turtles plummeted to less than 60% of the 1980 population size over the same time period.
In contrast, the number of Olive Ridley Turtles showed an overall increase. There was a steady rise up to 1997, after which this turtle population plateaued around 130% with minor fluctuations.
Total Words: 174
Task Achievement: 8
Coherence & Cohesion: 8
Lexical resources: 8
Overall Score: Band 8
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