Academic Task 1.  Part 1. Line Graphs & Bar Charts. 


Chart 1. Column Bar Chart.  Commuter Travel in Tokyo.

Video Lesson. Watch the teacher write a band 9 answer in 20 minutes.


You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The chart gives information about commuter travel in Tokyo from 1960 to 2010.

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

Write at least 150 words.



Video Lesson. Watch the teacher write a band 9 answer in 20 minutes.



Chart 2.  Student Writing Practice

Now you ... try writing an answer to the similar column chart below. using the previous task as guidance.You can get video feedback if you send your answer to me ($15 fee for 30 minutes video feedback) 


Chart 2. Practice Test. Commuter Travel in Seoul (South Korea).

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. 

The chart gives information about commuter travel in Seoul from 1960 to 2010. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.  

Write at least 150 words.



Download the free PDF Practice Test (including answer sheet) 

Please note. To send your essays to the marking and feedback service, only Microsoft Word or WPS Word documents can be accepted. 


Download
Chart 2. Line Graphs & Bar Charts. Commuter Travel in Seoul. South Korea.
Task 1 Practice Test (IELTS Academic Writing Test)
1-2-Col-Bar-Commuter-Seoul-Answer-Sheet.
Adobe Acrobat Document 123.3 KB

Chart 1. Band 9 ANSWER KEY

See the written band 9 answer key (below) for the 20 min writing demo video (above)


You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The chart gives information about commuter travel in Tokyo from 1960 to 2010.

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

Write at least 150 words.



Band 9 Model Answer - (written in under 20 minutes - see the video above)

Introduction (You need to identify what, where, when the data is about & the unit of measurement)

The data is shown as a column bar chart, which compares the different ways that people in the Japanese capital city of Tokyo got to work over a 50-year period between 1960 and 2010 Whether people went to work by bus, motorcycle, by bike, on foot, by train, or by motorbike is measured in percentages.

 

Overview  (You need to write a short description of what you can see GENERALLY in the data)

Overall, it can clearly be seen that while in 1960, the most popular forms of commuting were by foot and taking the bus, half a century later (2010) the motorcycle and the train had become the most common ways of getting to and from work for workers in Tokyo.

 

Paragraph 1  (Contrast 2 or 3 main features / use some complex sentences of contrast)

In more detail, in 1960, although taking the bus and walking were the most typical means of travelling to work at just over a fifth (22%) and almost a quarter (24%) respectively, private forms of travel such as the car, at just over a 10th (11%) and the Motorcycle at just under a fifth (17%) were less utilised.

 

Paragraph 2  (Contrast 2 or 3 MORE main features / use some complex sentences of contrast)

However, by 2010, by far the most popular modes of travel for workers in Tokyo were the car, which had risen in popularity to more than fourfold, which was almost half of all commuters (46%). Similarly, train travel had doubled from 17% to just over a third of all commuters by 2010. Finally, by 2010, less than a twentieth (4%) of people walked to work and those taking the bus or going by motorbike had fallen dramatically to 13% for the bus, and a mere 2% for motorcycle travel.