IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 with model answer

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The pie charts show the electricity generated in Germany and France from all sources and renewables in the year 2009.

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

Write at least 150 Words.

Model Answer:

The pie charts compare Germany and France in terms of the electricity generation attributed to all sources and renewables in 2009. Overall, Germany produced more electricity than France. Conventional thermal was the major source of electricity in Germany. By contrast, France relied heavily on nuclear power for electricity generation.

Conventional thermal generated 59.6% of total electricity in Germany, but in France this figure stood low at 10.3%. On the other hand, about three-quarter of the electricity in France was generated by nuclear power, which was three times higher than in Germany.

Renewable resources produced the least electricity in Germany at 17.4%. The highest proportions of electricity generation from renewable resources were generated through biomass and hydroelectric, with figures standing at 39.3% and 80.5% respectively.  Figures for wind and biomass sources in France were similar at 8.1% and 10.5% respectively. In contrast, 36.9% and 17.7% of Germany’s renewable sources were from wind and hydroelectric. Both countries did not depend much on solar and thermal sources.

Total Words: 192

Task Achievement: 8

Coherence & Cohesion: 8

Lexical resources: 9

Grammar: 9

Overall Score: Band 8.5

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