IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 with model answer

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The graph below shows the average number of UK commuters travelling each day by car, bus or train between 1970 and 2030.

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 provides information on the number of  Britishers who travel to work daily by three modes of transportation from 1970 to 2030. Overall, it can be observed that daily commuting by car will remain the most popular form of transportation over the 60-year period. The trend of commuting by car and bus will increase. In contrast, commuting to work by bus is forecasted to decline.

In 1970, 5 million people commuted to work by car every day, the highest for that period. This figure rose steeply after 1980 and is expected to continue rising to peak at 9 million in 2030. Commuting by train was the least popular in 1975 at close to 2.5 million daily commuters. In 2030, it is expected to become the second most common transport mode for commuters.

In contrast, in 1975, travelling to work by bus was the second most popular form of transport. By 2030, this number is forecasted to drop gradually to reach its lowest point at slightly less than 3 million commuters, making it the least common form of transportation for workers.

Total Words: 215

Task Achievement: 8

Coherence & Cohesion: 8

Lexical resources: 8

Grammar: 9

Overall Score: Band 8


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