IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 with model answer

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The line graph below gives information about the number of visitors to three London museums between June and September 2013.


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 how many people visited the British Museum, Science Museum and Natural History Museum from June to September 2013. Although the number of visitors fluctuated throughout the period shown, British museum was the most popular.

In June 2013, 600,000 people visited British museum followed closely by Science Museum and Natural History Museum, with visitor figures at 580,000 and 400,000 respectively. In the following month, visitors to British Museum rose steeply to reach its highest peak at 750,000 people. From July to August , visitor figures for both British Museum and Science Museum went down to reach their lowest points at 500,000 and 300,000 people respectively. In contrast, the figure for Natural Museum remained unchanged at close to 380,000 visitors.

In August, all three museums had an increase in the number of visitors, with the figure for Science Museum became almost identical to that of Natural History Museum at around 450,000 people.


Total Words: 161

Task Achievement: 7

Coherence & Cohesion: 8

Lexical resources: 8

Grammar: 8

Overall Score: Band 7.5

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