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Writing about Graphs and Charts

IELTS Writing task 1 (Academic Module) requires you to write a description of information given in graphical form. This could be a graph, chart, table or diagram. The following pages provide a guide to writing these descriptions.

A more up-to-date interactive version of these pages is available on the writing.support site.

This site will be closing down at the end of this year (2022).


Introduction to Line Graphs - Rising Trend

Introduction to Line Graphs - Falling Trend

Describing Line Graphs - Using Adverbs

Describing Line Graphs - Using Verbs and Nouns

Describing Line Graphs - Making Comparisons

Describing Bar Charts and Column Charts

Describing Bar Charts and Column Charts - Making Multiple Comparisons

Describing Bar Charts and Column Charts - Observing the Axes

Describing Pie Charts

Describing Pie Charts - Comparing Two Charts

Describing Tables

Using Approximation

Describing Trends

Describing Projections

Checklist

 

The graphs, charts and tables were created using data from the European Commision's Eurostat site: http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page?_pageid=1090,1&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL


Writing about Graphs and Charts

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