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IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 with model answer

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The diagrams below show UK students' responses to the question of to what extent would they describe themselves as financially organised.

Managing Finances

 Very organised %
All students21
Age up to 22 years18
Age 23-25 years26
Age over 26 years35

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

Write at least 150 Words.

Model Answer:

The pie chart provides information about how financially organised are the UK students in managing their finances, while the table gives percentages on those who see themselves as very organised according to three age groups. Overall, most students are fairly organised in the money matters and the  older students are more capable of being very organised in their finances compared to younger age groups.

A total of 55% of the students answer fairly organised in describing their money habits. By contrast, only 4% of the surveyed students choose not at all organised. About one-fifth of students each see themselves as very organised and not very organised.

Youngest students, those up to 22 of age, account for 18% of total very organised respondents. About a quarter of those who are very organised financially are between 23 and 25 years old. Finally, oldest students who are over the age of 26 account for almost one-third of all very organised students indicating that students become more organized about financial issues as they grow older.


Total Words: 159

Task Achievement: 8

Coherence & Cohesion: 9

Lexical resources: 9

Grammar: 9

Overall Score: Band 9

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