NOTE: This topic is for IELTS Academic Training test ONLY. If you are taking the IELTS General training test then skip this lesson.
Here's a sample Task 1 for you.
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The chart below shows the number of travellers using three major airports in New York City between 1995 and 2000.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
Airport Visitors, 1995-2000 (Millions of passengers per year)
Write a short report for a university lecturer describing the information shown below.
Write at least 150 words.
The Chart illustrates the number of people travelling from 1995 to 200 via the three major airports in New York City. Overall, the general trend is increasing except for the the John F. Kennedy airport that declined in the number of passengers.
Firstly, LaGuardia account for the highest number of airport visits starting at 35 in 1995, it showed a gradual improvement by 1999 at 40 then peaked below 70 in year 2000. the Newark airport however, gradually started at 11 in 1995 then suddenly improved at 41 in 1999, moreover, it exhibited a plateau rate until 2000.
Finally, John F. Kennedy being the second during 1995 at around 18, it presented 33% (about 48) growth until 1997 also the highest figure among the three ports in the same year, unfortunately, this declined at 30 in 1999 but able to cope by 20% or 45 at the end of the year 2000.