Full Model Answer to Bar Chart Lesson

Creating a Model Answer for IELTS writing task 1.

Many students asked me to write a full model answer for this bar chart which was used in my lessons last week.

Below you will find 10 sentences. Put them in order to create a high band score model answers.

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Source of Bar Chart: https://www.english-in-chester.co.uk

IELTS Bar Chart Model: Sentence Ordering

Put the sentences in order to make a full answer. Download Sentences: bar chart model lesson

  • A) Teenagers spent 25 hours on watching television in 2002 which increased to almost 40 hours in the final year.
  • B) The other pursuits showed a decrease in hours, except watching DVD’s which fluctuated.
  • C) Going to pubs and discos, watching TV and shopping all showed an increase in the number of hours teenagers spent on these activities.
  • D) The bar chart illustrates how many hours adolescents in Chester spent on seven activities each week between 2002 and 2007.
  • E) While teenagers occupied 10 hours doing homework in 2002, this figure dropped to just over 5 in 2007.
  • F) The number of hours teenagers dedicated to watching DVD’s was only 10 hours in first and final years, but reached a peak of over 15 hours in  2004 and 2005.
  • G) Overall, the most popular activity over the period given was watching TV, whereas bowling was the least favourite.
  • H) Bowling was under 5 hours throughout the entire period declining by about 4 hours in total.
  • I) Both going to pubs and discos, and shopping more than doubled in hours from over 5 to over 15 and from over 5 to exactly 15 respectively.
  • J) Playing sport fell more dramatically from 10 hours to around 3 hours.

Notice how many sentences are used to create a full model answer. IELTS writing task 1 does not require many sentences. There are NO fixed number of sentences for writing task 1, but you can see that you do not need many to write a high score answer.

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Answers

D, G, C, B, A, I, E, J, H, F

The bar chart illustrates how many hours adolescents in Chester spent on seven activities each week between 2002 and 2007.

Overall, the most popular activity over the period given was watching TV, whereas bowling was the least favourite. Going to pubs and discos, watching TV and shopping all showed an increase in the number of hours teenagers spent on these activities. The other pursuits showed a decrease in hours, except watching DVD’s which fluctuated.

Teenagers spent 25 hours on watching television in 2002 which increased to almost 40 hours in the final year. Both going to pubs and discos, and shopping more than doubled in hours from over 5 to over 15 and from over 5 to exactly 15 respectively.

While teenagers occupied 10 hours doing homework in 2002, this figure dropped to just over 5 in 2007. Playing sport fell more dramatically from 10 hours to around 3 hours. Bowling was under 5 hours throughout the entire period declining by about 4 hours in total. The number of hours teenagers dedicated to watching DVD’s was only 10 hours in first and final years, but reached a peak of over 15 hours in 2004 and 2005.

Word count = 194 (you do not need to write the word count in your test)

Paragraphing Tips

  • It is possible that the last sentence about DVD’s could be written as a separate paragraph.
  • Always have an introduction and overview. They must be separate statements.
  • Always divide your body paragraphs into two (or sometimes three) paragraphs.
  • Your body paragraphs should be logical and help to highlight similarities and differences.
  • Learn an empty line between paragraphs to make them clear and easy to see. This is not a requirements, it is a recommendation. If your paragraphs are not easy to see, your score might be lower.

 

All the best, Liz

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Comments

  1. Satnam sohal says:

    Hi Liz, although it’s a very high band scoring answer but why didn’t you use any connective word in body paragraphs

    • Linking words used: Overall, whereas, while, but. In a short report, that is actually reasonable. To add more, you could use “Furthermore, In addition”. Using any more would be an over-use of linking words which would lower your score. You don’t need a linking word in each sentences. There are only 10 sentences, this model answer used 4. If you use 6, that’s great.

  2. D-G-C-B-A-H-I-E-J-F

  3. Vitaly Gurtskaya says:

    My guess is: D- intro,
    G and B – overview,
    C,I,A,E – BP 1,
    B,J,H,F – BP 2.

  4. Introduction: D
    Overview: G
    Body Paragraph 1: C,I, A, E
    Body Paragraph 2: B, F,J, H

  5. Guna Raj Nepal says:

    Good stuff for writing, Liz! Thank you!

  6. Thuy Dung says:

    D-G-C-I-A-E-J-H-B-F

  7. Oge-ukachu Ify says:

    Introduction -D
    Overview-G
    Paragraph 1-A C I F
    Paragraph 2-E HI B

  8. D G C B A I E J F H

  9. Oge-ukachu Ify says:

    Introduction-D
    Overview-G H
    Paragraph 1,B,C,I,F
    paragraph 2, E,H,J
    Conclusion, B

  10. The bar chart illustrates how many hours adolescents in Chester spent on seven activities each week between 2002 and 2007. Overall, the most popular activity over the period given was watching TV, whereas bowling was the least favourite.

    Going to pubs and discos, watching TV and shopping all showed an increase in the number of hours teenagers spent on these activities. The other pursuits showed a decrease in hours, except watching DVD’s which fluctuated.

    Teenagers spent 25 hours on watching television in 2002 which increased to almost 40 hours in the final year. While teenagers occupied 10 hours doing homework in 2002, this figure dropped to just over 5 in 2007. The number of hours teenagers dedicated to watching DVD’s was only 10 hours in first and final years, but reached a peak of over 15 hours in 2004 and 2005. Both going to pubs and discos, and shopping more than doubled in hours from over 5 to over 15 and from over 5 to exactly 15 respectively. Playing sport fell more dramatically from 10 hours to around 3 hours. Bowling was under 5 hours throughout the entire period declining by about 4 hours in total.

  11. Clotildah says:

    D G C E I F B J A H

    The bar chart illustrates how many hours adolescents in Chester spent on seven activities each week between 2002 and 2007.

    Overall, the most popular activity over the period given was watching T.v whereas bowling was the least favorite.

    Going to pubs and discos, watching T.v and shopping all showed an increase in the number of hours teenagers spent on these activities While teenagers occupied 10 hours doing homework in 2002 this figure dropped to just 5 in 2007. Both going to pubs and discos and shopping more than doubled in hours from 5 to over 15 and from over 5 to exactly 15 respectively. The number of hours teenagers dedicated to watching DVDs was only 10 hours in the first and final years, but reached a peak of over 15 hours in 2004 and 2005. The other pursuits showed a decrease in hours, except watching DVDs which fluctuated. Playing sport fell more dramatically from 10 to around 3hours.

    Teenagers spent 25 hours on watching Television in 2002 which increased to almost 40 hours in the final year. Bowling was under 5 hours throughout the entire period decling by about 4 hours in total.

  12. Clotildah says:

    D G C E I F B J A H

  13. D C I A E J H B F G

  14. Angus Fayia Tengbeh says:

    The bar chart illustrates how many hours adolescent in Chester spent on seven activities each week between 2002 and 2007.

    Overall, the most popular activity over the given period was watching TV, whereas bowling was the least favourite.
    Going to the pubs and discos, watching TV and shopping all showed an increase in the number of hours teenagers spent on these activities. Both going to pubs and discos, and shopping more than doubled in hours from over 5 to over 15 and from over 5 to exactly 15 respectively. Teenagers spent 25 hours on watching television in 2002 which increased to almost 40 hours in the final year.
    While teenagers occupied 10 hours doing homework in 2002, this figure dropped to just over 5 in 2007. The other pursuits showed a decrease in hours, except watching DVD’s which fluctuated. The number of hours teenagers dedicated to watching DVD’s was only 10 hours in first and final years, but reached a peak of over 15 hours in 2004 and 2005. Bowling was under 5 hours throughout the entire period declining by about 4 hours in total. Playing sport fell more dramatically from 10 hours to around 3 hours.

  15. According to my opinion, the correct order is D, G, C, B, A, I, E, J, F.

    1. Introduction (D)
    The bar chart illustrates how many hours adolescent in Chester spent on seven activities each year between 2002 and 2007.

    2. Overview (G, C, B)
    Overall, the most popular activity over the period given was watching TV, whereas bowling was the least favorite. Going to pubs and discos, watching TV and shopping all showed an increase in the number of hours teenagers spent on these activities. the other pursuits showed a decrease in hours, except watching DVD’s which fluctuated.

    3. Body Paragraph 1: Categories that increased over time (A, I)
    Teenagers spent 25 hours on watching television in 2002 which increased to almost 40 hours in the final year. Both going to pubs and discos and shopping more than double in hours from over 5 to over 15 and from over 5 to exactly 15 respectively.

    4. Body Paragraph 2: Categories that decreased over time (E, J)
    While teenagers occupied 10 hours doing homework in 2002, this figure dropped to just over 5 in 2007. Playing sport fell more dramatically from 10 hours to around 3 hours.

    5. Body Paragraph 3: Category that fluctuated (F) *)
    The number of hours teenagers dedicated to watching DVD’s was only 10 hours in the first and final year but reached a peak of over 15 hours in 2004 and 2005.

    *) Note: Body Paragraph 3 can also be added at the end of Body Paragraph 2.

  16. Amarachi Okonkwo says:

    The bar chart illustrates how many hours adolescents in Chester spent on seven activities each week between 2002 and 2007. Overall, the most popular activity over the period was watching TV, whereas howling was the least favourite.

    Teenagers spent 25 hours on watching television in 2002 which increased to almost 4 hours in the final year. Going to pubs and discos, watching TV and shopping all showed an increase in the number of hours teenagers spent on these activities. Both going to pubs and discos, and shopping more than doubled in hours from over 5 to over 15 and from over 5 to exactly 15 respectively. The number of teenagers dedicated to watching DVD’s was only 10 hours in first and final years, but reached a peak of over 15 hours in 2004 and 2005.

    The other pursuits showed a decrease in hours, except watching DVD’s which fluctuated. While teenagers occupied 10 hours doing homework in 2002, this figure dropped to just over 5 in 2007. Playing sport fell more dramatically from 10 hours to around 3 hours. Bowling was around 5 hours throughout the entire period declining by about 4 hours in total.

  17. D
    CAI
    BFEJH
    G

  18. D-C-A-I-B-F-E-J-H-G

  19. Blessing Fijabi says:

    The bar chart illustrates how many hours adolescents in chester spend on seven activities each week between 2002 and 2007.
    Teenagers spent 25 hours on watching television in 2002 which increased to almost 40 hours in the final year. While teenagers occupied 10 hours doing homework in 2002, this figure dropped to just over 5 in 2007.
    The other pursuits showed a decreased in hours except watching DVD’s which fluctuated. The number of hours teenagers dedicated to watching DVD’s was only 10hours in first and final years , but reached a peak of over 15 hours in 2004 and 2005.
    Going to pubs and discos, watching TV and shopping all showed an increased in the number of hours teenagers spent on these activities. Playing sports feel more dramatically from 10hours to around 3 hours.
    Overall, the most popular activity over the period given was watching TV, whereas bowling was the least favourite.

  20. D,G,A,C,I,E,H,J and F

  21. Okey Chidinma Rita says:

    D,G,A,C,F,I,B,E, and J

  22. Ovigue. says:

    D C I A F H B E J G

  23. SHAINAH says:

    D,C,E,F,J,H,G

  24. D,C,B,I,A,E,J,F,H,G

  25. introduction:D
    Overview:GCB
    Body para 1:AE(using linking words )
    body para2:IBJ(using linking words), then JH as final sentence.
    organisation:DGCBAEIBJJH

  26. Thulani Nleya says:

    The bar chart illustrates how many hours adolescents in chester spent on seven activities each week between 2002 and 2007 .

    Overall , the most popular activity over the period given was watching TV , whereas bowling was the least favourite .

    Going to pubs and discos , watching TV and shopping all showed an increase in the number of hours teenagers spent on these activities . Teenagers pent 25 hours on watching TV in 2002 which increased to almost 40 hours in the final year . Both going to pubs and discos ,and hopping more than doubled in hours from over 5 to over 15 and from 5 to exactly 15 respectively . The number of hours teenagers dedicated to watching DVDs was only 10 hours in first and finally years , but reached apes of over 5 hours in 2004 and 2005 .

    The other pursuits showed a decrease in hours , except watching DVDs which fluctuated .While teenagers occupied 10 hours doing Homework in 2002 , this figure dropped to just over 5 in 2007 . Bowling was under 5 hours throughout the entire period declining by about 4 hours in total . Playing sport fell more dramatically from 10 hours to around 3 hours .

  27. Fayza akter says:

    D,C,B,I,A,J,E,F,H,G

  28. D,G,E,F,A,H,I,J

  29. Ramandeep Kaur says:

    A) 2007
    B) year 2007
    C) 73 hours
    D)watching TV in 2007
    E) yes
    F) yes
    G) 2007
    H) year 2002
    I) from2002 to 2007
    J) from2002 to 2007

  30. Anunkor Chisom says:

    D G C I B F E J A H. Thank u Liz for this exercise on task 1. Expecting the model answer tmrw

  31. D, C, A, I, B, J, H, E, F, G

  32. Shahzin says:

    D,C,B,A,I,E,J,H,F,G

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