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/chart). Your task is to describe the information given in the stimulus/stimuli by writing a 200-250 word report. You are not asked to give your opinion. What is being tested is your ability to:
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objectively describe the information given to you compare and contrast report on an impersonal topic without the use of opinion use the language of graph/chart description
Guidelines for a good report: Does the report have a suitable structure?
Does it have an introduction, body and conclusion? Does it include connective words to make the writing cohesive within sentences and paragraphs?
Does the report use suitable grammar and vocabulary?
Does it include a variety of sentence structures? Does it include a range of appropriate vocabulary?
Does the report meet the requirements of the task?
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Does it meet the word limit requirements? Does it describe the whole stimulus/stimuli adequately? Does it focus on the important trends presented in the stimulus/stimuli?
Sample 1: Double Line Graph Line graphs are used to show a trend or pattern which usually takes place over a period of time. It is important to look at the overall pattern on a line graph as well as the significant features within it. Task: The graph below compares the rate of smoking between men and women in Someland from 1960 to 2000. Write a report for a university lecturer comparing and describing the changes in the graph below. You should write between 200 to 250 words.
this increased to 170. On the other hand.000 were smoking. 600 men in every 1. it can be clearly seen that the rate of smoking for both men and women is declining and that fewer women have smoked throughout the period. it can be seen that the rate of smoking in men dropped throughout the whole period but was always at a higher level compared to female smokers’ figures.Sample answer: Overview/Introduction • The line graph compares the rate of smoking in men and women in Someland between the years 1960 and 2000. • Overall. and increased again but more steeply to 320 in 1977. the figures began to decline and had dropped to 200 by 2000. • This number decreased gradually to 500 by 1974 and continued to decrease but more steeply to 250 in 2000. • The rate of female smokers then remained stable at 320 until 1984 at which point. the rate of smoking in women in 1960 was very low at only 80 in every 1.000. • By 1968. • In contrast. • In 1960. the rate of smoking in women increased until 1977 but then declined for the rest of the Overall Trend(s) • Key features/Major findings • Analysis and Synthesis of Data (Numbers/Trends/Chan ges) Conclusion . In conclusion.
Write a brief report by comparing and commenting on the patterns in the charts. Transport and housing are the next major expenses at 18% and 12% respectively. You should write between 200 to 250 words. world population and consumption of resources. In Figure 1. details of what ‘other’ covers are not provided. it can be seen that the highest percentage of world spending goes to “Other” with 40%. Figure 2 shows the percentage of world population while Figure 3 shows the percentage of consumption of resources. Figure 1 shows the rate of world spending.40-year period. Sample 2: Pie Charts Task: The pie charts below the percentages of world spending. However. Figure 1 Figure 2 Figure 3 Sample answer: Based on the given pie charts. . Only 6% of income is spent on clothing. The second highest category in which people spend most of their income (24%) on is food.
The latter mainly include Asian and African countries. the population figures are the highest for Asia but the major consumers of resources are USA and Europe. Figure 3 reveals that the USA and Europe consume a huge 60% of the world’s resources as opposed to other parts of the world with 40%. Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information shown. You should write in about 150 words. all the boys and girls stated that they enjoyed watching television or videos during their spare time. Of the 10. Sample answer: The graph shows the preferred leisure activities of Australian children aged 5-14. was playing electronic or . In addition.000 children that were interviewed.In Figure 2. To sum up. Europe and the Americans account for nearly 30% of the total. the second most popular activity. it is not surprising to find that 57% of people live in Asia as China and India are two of the most populated countries in the world and they are both situated in this continent. Finally. Sample 3: Bar Graph Task: The graph below gives information about the preferred leisure activities of Australian children. attracting 80% of boys and 60% of girls. whilst 10% of people live in Africa. the major world expenditure is on food.
Write a report for a university lecturer describing and integrating the information given.1 2. was almost as popular as electronic games amongst boys and. on the other hand. Bike riding. Sample 4: Graph/Chart/Table Combo Task: The line graph below shows the number of annual visits to Australia by overseas residents. NUMBER OF VISITORS (million) 1975 SOUTH KOREA JAPAN CHINA USA BRITAIN EUROPE 2. although it still attracted 35% of boys and 25% of girls.9 3.9 4. The table below gives information on the country of origin where the visitors came from.computer games. Meanwhile.0 0.1 12. To conclude.9 1.5 .4 0. it is clear from the data that sedentary pursuits are far more popular nowadays than active ones.2 0.1 2005 9. almost 60% of girls said that they enjoyed this too. just under 60% stated that they enjoyed these in their spare time.3 0. While girls rated activities such as art and craft highly. as might be expected. perhaps surprisingly. Skateboarding was relatively less popular amongst both boys and girls.8 1. only 35% of boys opted for creative pastimes. You should write between 200 to 250 words.
bringing the total to 30.. China remained the lowest with only 0. In conclusion. The least number of people traveling to Australia is from China with only 0. This is followed by South Korea with 2.3 million. in 1975. Based on the line graph. In 2005.8 million visitors to Australia even though the figure increased with an additional 0. it can be seen that Australia has grown to become a popular holiday destination particularly among the Japanese and South Koreans. As for the number of foreign visitors to Australia.4 Sample answer: The given line graph illustrates information on the number of overseas visitors traveling to Australia while the table provides statistics showing the countries whose residents went to Australia between 1975 and 2005. the number of people visiting Australia grew in each of these countries.php? option=com_content&task=category§ionid=7&id=20&Itemid=32 .5 visitors. it can be seen that there were 20 million more visitors to Australia in 2005 compared to 1975. Overall.3 million visitors. For example.7 million in 2005.ielts-exam. 12 million people were from Japan with an increase of 8. This is a major increase from 10 million in 1975 to 30 million within 20 years.4 million. one notable trend seems to be that Australia has steadily become more popular as a destination spot.9 million and Europe with 1.1 million visitors.Total 8.8 30. refer to http://www. there were only 8. For more samples. The largest number of visitors came from Japan with 3.8 million foreign tourists.net/index.