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Sample Pie Chart - IELTS Task 1

This is a sample pie chart for IELTS task 1.

In this example, there are four pie charts that you have to compare, which makes it quite difficult.

So you need to decide the best way to structure your answer to make it easy to read and follow.

Model Graph

Sample Pie Chart - Model Answer

The four pie charts compare the electricity generated between Germany and France during 2009, and it is measured in billions kWh. Overall, it can be seen that conventional thermal was the main source of electricity in Germany, whereas nuclear was the main source in France.

The bulk of electricity in Germany, whose total output was 560 billion kWh, came from conventional thermal, at 59.6%. In France, the total output was lower, at 510 billion kWh, and in contrast to Germany, conventional thermal accounted for just 10.3%, with most electricity coming from nuclear power (76%). In Germany, the proportion of nuclear power generated electricity was only one fifth of the total.

Moving on to renewables, this accounted for quite similar proportions for both countries, ranging from around 14% to 17% of the total electricity generated. In detail, in Germany, most of the renewables consisted of wind and biomass, totaling around 75%, which was far higher than for hydroelectric (17.7%) and solar (6.1%). The situation was very different in France, where hydroelectric made up 80.5% of renewable electricity, with biomass, wind and solar making up the remaining 20%. Neither country used geothermal energy.

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In order to make the answer clear, the writer has organised the chart by categories and types of energy.

So the first body paragraph compares 'All Types' for both countries, and examines each energy in turn, before moving on to 'Renewables' and doing the same thing. 

This makes it easy to read and follow, meaning that it will get a good score for it's cohesion and coherence, but also for Task Response as this method means there is plenty of comparison between the countries and energy types. 

Still unsure about this type of chart? There is a great lesson here on how to write IELTS Pie Charts.


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You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The pie charts show the electricity generated in Germany and France from all sources and renewables in the year 2009.

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

Write at least 150 words.

IELTS Sample Bar Chart

On this page you will find a model answer for an IELTS bar chart.

This chart is over time, so it uses the 'language of change'.

Have a look at this lesson for more advice on describing a bar graph over time.

Gross Domestic Product in the UK

Model Answer

The bar chart illustrates the gross domestic product generated from the IT and Service Industry in the UK from 1992 to 2000. It is measured in percentages. Overall, it can be seen that both increased as a percentage of GDP, but IT remained at a higher rate throughout this time.

At the beginning of the period, in 1992, the Service Industry accounted for 4 per cent of GDP, whereas IT exceeded this, at just over 6 per cent. Over the next four years, the levels became more similar, with both components standing between 6 and just over 8 per cent. IT was still higher overall, though it dropped slightly from 1994 to 1996.

However, over the following four years, the patterns of the two components were noticeably different. The percentage of GDP from IT increased quite sharply to 12 in 1998 and then nearly 15 in 2000, while the Service Industry stayed nearly the same, increasing to only 8 per cent.

At the end of the period, the percentage of GDP from IT was almost twice that of the Service Industry.

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This answer meets the requirements of the task.

The introduction explains what the graph is about, and gives an overview of the main points.

The body paragraphs are ordered logically and clearly. The first body paragraph discusses the first three years, where the patterns are fairly similar. This is contrasted in the second body paragraph, where the GDP of each country diverges noticably.

There are a wide variety of sentence structures and the language of change is correctly used. The correct tense - the past - is used.


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You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The chart shows components of GDP in the UK from 1992 to 2000.

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

Write at least 150 words.


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