IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 with model answer

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The line graphs show wheat exports in Australia, Canada and European Community


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 gives information about the wheat exports in Australia, Canada and European Community. It is evident that Canada exported more wheat than the other two countries for most period shown. However, while the export figure for Canada fluctuated and Australia’s figure fell, wheat exports from European community rose steadily throughout the period shown.

In 1985, 19 million tonnes of wheat was exported from Canada, the highest for that year. In the next year, this figure fell by approximately 5 million tonnes. By 1988, this figure had risen fivefold to reach its peak at 25 million tonnes, but declined sharply in the following year to hit its lowest point at slightly under 15 million tonnes.

European Community exported 17 million tonnes of wheat in 1985. By 1990, this figure was the highest at 21 million tonnes. By contrast, the level of wheat exports from Australia remained the lowest in both 1985 and 1990, with exports figure stood at 15 million tonnes and 11 million tonnes respectively.


Total Words: 169

Task Achievement: 8

Coherence & Cohesion: 9

Lexical resources: 9

Grammar: 8

Overall Score: Band 8.5

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