IELTS BOOTCAMP DAY 23
The visual information you are given in Writing Task 1 often asks you to compare or contrast different information. One way of allowing you to compare information is through a bar chart.
1. Study the bar chart below. Notice that you have to estimate some of the numbers. Answer the questions by choosing the best answer A, B or C.
1. Study the bar chart below. Notice that you have to estimate some of the numbers.
Answer the questions by choosing the best answer A, B or C.
2. Some charts are used to show predictions of the future. Study the graph below and decide what the information is telling you.
Using the passive voice helps to show you are describing the visual information, rather than giving your own ideas. To describe future predictions, we often use the passive form of the verbs estimate, predict and forecast. These sentences often start with IT.
3. It is very important to give a one-sentence overview or summary of the main trends in the chart or graph. You will not achieve a good Task Achievement score if your answer does not include an overview sentence.
4. For Writing Task 1, you need to write 150 words describing and summarising the main features. The visual information may contain minor details that shouls not be included. For example:
- Main feature: Extra lanes were introduced to five main roads.
- Minor detail: Before the new lane was introduced, almost eight cars had accidents on the M4 per kilometre per year.
5. Watch the detailed explanation of somebody’s writing.
5. Finish the essay by adding more information to get around 160 words in total.
The chart shows the responses of a group consisting of 100 boys. 100 girls and 100 adults in Manchester. England, when asked whether they participated in four sports: basketball, swimming, tennis and football From their responses. It is clear that swimming is the most popular sport among all groups, and that from these three groups, boys participated in the most sports. In fact, for three out of the four sports, boys were the major participants. The only sport not enjoyed by the boys surveyed was hockey, a sport that the vast majority of the girls who were interviewed participated in. Other sports enjoyed by girls were tennis and basketball. However, only a very small number, approximately 10 of the 100, participated in football.