Answer for IELTS Writing Task 1 2016

The IELTS model answer below is for a recent IELTS writing task 1 which was reported in early 2016. The two pie charts and bar chart are illustrated beneath the report. Further down the page, you will also find examiner comments and a download link for this model answer and task. Also note the useful links provided for more IELTS writing task 1 lessons. This is for the IELTS writing task 1 academic test.

IELTS Model Answer, Reported 2016

The pie charts give information about how the world’s water is distributed, whereas the bar chart illustrates the percentage of water used in agriculture, domestic use and industry in three countries (Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Canada).

Overall, salt water makes up an overwhelming majority of the world’s water. Fresh water is made up of mainly water from ice and glaciers. While most water in Egypt and Saudi Arabia is used for agriculture, in Canada it is predominantly used for industry.

The pie charts show that 97% of global water is salt water compared to a mere 3% which is fresh water. Water from ice and glaciers accounts for 79% of all fresh water as opposed to ground water and surface water (20% and 1% respectively).

In terms of the use of water, both Egypt and Saudi Arabia use almost 80% of their water for agriculture in comparison to domestic usage and industry which account for approximately 15% and 10% respectively. The reverse is seen in Canada where only 10% of water is used for agriculture and domestic purposes in contrast to industry, which uses 80% of water in Canada.

Words = 189

IELTS Writing Task 1 Charts Jan 2016

Download this writing task 1 with model answer: IELTS Writing Task 1 Charts & Model 2016

Examiner Comments:

The information is well organised into logical paragraphs. The overview paragraph contains the key features of all charts. Information is accurate and no irrelevant information is given. There is a flexible range of linking devices for showing comparisons. Vocabulary is well used and this report contains complex sentence structures.

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Comments

  1. Meeth Sanjana says:

    Dear Ms.Liz,

    In this model answer,on the second paragraph you have written “salt water makes up an….” which is in the present tense.But in the second line you have written “Fresh water is made up of…” in past tense.Why did you use two tenses.Can’t we write both in past tense “made up” Is there any difference of these two make up and made up??What is the meaning of make up of and made up of??

    Thank you.
    Sanjana

  2. hello Liz,I have a question.In the third paragraph,”Water from ice and glaciers accounts for 79% of all fresh water as opposed to ground water and surface water(20% and 1% respectively).”Are the brackets must to be wrote?

  3. Amigna Joshi says:

    Thanks Liz for your humble task…
    I had practiced from your blog and given test in October ’15. But unfortunately I couldn’t achieve good score. Because of lack of speaking practice I was so nervous on entering the speaking venue and become total speechless in front of the examiner. I got 7 bands in reading and listening but only 5 bands in speaking and 6 bands in writing though I could write really good after practicing on your lessons on writing but don’t know what happened, otherwise I was very confident about writing in last test. My query isn’t academic writing task 1 do we need to write all points about pie charts and bar charts or table charts? As I got to write report from pie charts and a table, which I felt really lengthy on writing after considering all points. Please give idea regarding this. I am going to take ielts again to secure high score in August / September.

  4. Hi Liz

    Could you please explain how to know which details should I describe in the body paragraphs and what key features shall I write in the overview to achieve more than 7 in task1 academic. Thank you.

  5. Tayyaba says:

    Helo mam,
    Just want to ask can we use word “proportion” instead of “percentage”?

  6. Harinder kaur Grewal says:

    Hi, Mam In most of the books for writing task in Ielts, overview is written at the end but in ur sample answers they appear after introduction. What’s the proper way of writing. Also what’s the difference between overview and conclusion.

  7. Moni khan says:

    Hello liz
    I need your help. I want to sit for ielts on 28 May.How can improve my listening, reading and writing within 1 month. Also I can not speak fluently, plz give me some suggestions how can I practice speaking staying at home.

  8. Hi, Liz. I took the exam last year 5th December. Here are my scores :
    Reading 6
    Writing 6
    Listening 7
    Speaking 8

    I needed 7 in all four. I am planning to take IELTS Academic again this May. Please give me some advice on how to improve my reading and writing. Thank you very much,

  9. Shahriar says:

    Hi
    thanks a lot
    could you tell me what the band score of this sample was?

  10. priyanka says:

    hello!! i have just 1 week for my ielts exam. how can i get good band score in this short time? can anybody suggest ?

  11. Hi Liz firstly i would like to say thank you for helping thousands of students to achieve well in IELTS. I would also like to request if you could add the possible band score for each writing examples posted on you web page. It will help us to understand the level of writing task compared to the scores. Ex- for this above mentioned task, the examiner has given the opinion but doesn’t specify the scores. It will be helpful to know the bands given as well.
    Thanks

  12. Thanks a lot
    T Liz

  13. I will have my exam in a few days. I’d like to have an intensve course with you to reach the mark I need for master.

  14. Karthikeyan says:

    Dear Liz,

    I have a query regarding.

    Since IELTS is conducted by Bristish Council, the words according to US english spelling considered as mistake in writing tasks for general training?

    Thanks & Regards,
    Karthikeyan.

  15. saundika Udugampola says:

    Dear Liz
    Thankk you very much for your excellent guidance.I’ve got overall 8 .Your lessons were very helpful.I followed them all.

  16. want to knw the answers of ielts exam which is conducted on 30 january 2016
    plzzzzzzzzz help me

  17. Noor alom says:

    Thanks. mam. I am very weak about writing plz give advice me.

  18. Simon Peters says:

    Thanks alot Liz. Your blog has been quite helpful. My last attempts were: Listening (5), Reading (5), Writing (7) and speaking (7.5) and overall (6) instead of 6.5. I still have challenges with reading and listening. For reading, it is time factor and for listening I lost my place and that created problem for me. Any useful tip you can give me? Simon Peters.

  19. really helpful. thanks Liz

  20. Thancks a lot madam Liz for your benificial lessons.

  21. Hi Liz, Is there an updated academic word list available? How important is it to use these words in the speaking part of the exam? Do you have any suggestions to help get at least a 7. Thanks in advance, Andrea

  22. Mankaji dangol says:

    Dear mam I try more listening test but I cannot get more than 5 ,I try from ur lesson also but I can not improve my liestening test I m fortuate mam plz can u give me a suggestion

  23. My ielts exam is on 27feb.
    I want to improve my writing and speaking.
    Please provide me useful vocabulary for writing.
    Thanks

  24. thank you Liz))

  25. Thankyou liz. for posting latest task. My word limit actually always exceeds whenever I get two tables or charts or bar graphs in task 1. But after reading your model answer above, I have got an idea how to make things precise. Thanks a lot.

    Honey

  26. Dear liza,

    I require 6 band in each section i got 5,5 in two section 5 and 4.5 in another two i just prepared one week prepration secondly please guide me what i do to achieve my score

  27. Yasir Siddique says:

    I got 7 band (writing) in this exam which you have shared. Your tips really helped me a lot to get this.Thanks a lot Liz.

  28. This is very useful, for all IELTS candidate .particularly for me becouse my examination will be schedule for 21 April.
    Thanks you very much madam Liz

  29. hii liz..regarding the bar chart u mentioned that only 10% water is used for agriculture and domestic purpose…but in chart its clearly visible that agriculture is slightly down to 10 and domestic is over 10..can we round it and use it as approximate to 10…or any issues with it….

  30. Can I paraphrase “fresh water” by “drinking water”? like, “Drinking water is made up of mainly water from ice and glaciers.”

  31. Hina Vadsarya says:

    Thanks for sharing useful information
    Hina

  32. Hi,
    It’s useful for me because I took more than 25 minutes to complete this task. Last Friday, I got my result W-5.5, R-6, L-6, S-4.5. only a few weeks practice(self-preparation with online resources and library books) I’m happy with the result. However, I need band score 6. My next exam coming March. Thank you for this great blog and support.

  33. Hi Liz

    Is it necessary to have the paragraph with same length in task 1?

    Thanks

  34. sunil g.c. says:

    hi,I am sunil g.c. from Nepal.it is really usesful for me,hope this types of writting tips share regularly.

  35. Thanks so much for sharing this ,because my ielts exams is coming up february 13
    i apprecaite it so much

  36. Trishan Rajapaksha says:

    This is very useful. Thanks indeed Miss Liz. Best regards from Sri Lanka

  37. sovereign Shine says:

    Hi Mam
    Thanks a lot from my deep heart . It is so helpful fro me and my friends. And I am waiting your next mail.

  38. Many thanks , it’s very informative, I love your videos bcz I found what I am looking for.

  39. Israt Parvin says:

    Thank you for sharing.I always find your website much more helpful.Your video sessions also very good.

  40. Hi madam liz, thanks a lot for this writing model I was waiting for it really it’s helpful task for me.

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