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IELTS Sample Charts for Writing Task 1 Practice

Below are sample IELTS charts to practise writing task 1 at home. In the IELTS writing task 1 (academic paper), you will be given one of the following and will have 20 mins to write a full report:

  • bar chart
  • line graph
  • table
  • pie chart
  • diagram or process
  • map
  • combination of the above (multiple tasks)

This collection of IELTS charts represents the main types of charts that you can be given in writing task 1, including tasks with two or three charts combined. Please remember that writing task 1 is not an essay, it is a report.

Use the sample practice charts, tables and diagrams below to practise and develop your IELTS writing task 1. Some charts below have links to model answers. Charts not created by myself have the known source stated when possible.

Practice Charts for IELTS Writing Task 1

You must write a report of over 150 words

You have 20 mins for this task

IELTS Bar Chart Practice Samples

The bar chart below shows the percentage of people who ate five portions of fruit and vegetables per day in the UK from 2001 to 2008.

The bar chart below shows the hours per week that teenagers spend doing certain activities in Chester from 2002 to 2007.

The chart below shows the global sales of different kinds of digital games from 2000 to 2006.

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  • Source: Chart not by IELTS Liz. Source unknown.

IELTS Line Graph Practice Samples

The graph below shows the population figures for different type of turtles in India from 1980 to 2012.

ielts line graph turtles1

  • Source: Graph not designed by IELTS Liz. Source unknown.

The graph below shows the amount of goods transported in the UK from 1974 to 2002.

ielts line graph

  • Source: IELTS Cambridge English Test Books
  • Useful Tips: Tips

The line graph below shows the consumption of 4 kinds of meat in a European country from 1979 to 2004.

sample line graph

  • Source: IELTS Cambridge English Test Books

IELTS Table Practice Samples

  • Source: IELTS Liz, Reported by IELTS Candidate
  • Model Answer: Answer

The table below shows the proportion of income spent on 4 common items in the UK in 1998.

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  • Source: Table not designed by IELTS Liz. Source unknown

  • Source: IELTS Liz, Reported by IELTS candidate
  • Model Answer: Answer

The table below gives information about the underground railway systems in 6 countries.

underground ielts table

  • Source: IELTS Cambridge English Test Books

The table below shows consumer spending on different items in 5 countries in 2002.

cambridge ielts table

  • Source: IELTS Cambridge English Test Books
  • Model Answer: Answer

The table below gives information about the employment sectors in which people from 3 age groups worked.

age group table

  • Source: Table not designed by IELTS Liz. Source unknown

IELTS Pie Chart Practice Samples

The pie charts below show the average household expenditures in a county in 1950 and 2010.

ielts pie comparison

  • Source: Charts not designed by IELTS Liz. Source unknown.

The charts below show the percentage of students joining North West University.

students

  • Source: Charts not designed by IELTS Liz. Source unknown.

The charts below give information about the electricity generation in two countries in 2009.

electricity generation

  • Source: Charts not designed by IELTS Liz. Source unknown.

The pie charts below show the spending of a school in the UK from 1981 to 2001.

school spending ielts chart

  • Source: IELTS Cambridge English Test Books

IELTS Diagram Practice Samples

The diagram below shows how rainwater is collected for the use of drinking water in an Australian town.

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  • Download:
  • Model Answer: Answer

The diagram below shows the water supply in Australia at present and in the future.

  • Source: IELTS Liz, Reported by IELTS Candidate
  • Model Answer: Answer

The diagram below shows how the water cycle works.

water cycle ielts diagram

  • Source: New Insight into IELTS
  • Although this book was published years ago, I still recommend it for practise at home.

The diagram shows the process of making coffee.

coffee process

  • Source: Diagram not designed by IELTS Liz. Source unknown.

The diagram below shows how coal is used to generate electricity.

IELTS Map Practice Sample

The maps below show an island, before and after the constructions of some tourist facilities.ielts map comparison

  • Source: IELTS Cambridge English Test Books

IELTS Multiple Charts Practice Samples

Two Bar Charts

Bar Chart & Two Pie Charts

The charts below give information about levels of education in Glasgow, a city in Scotland, in 2010.

  • Source: IELTS Liz, Reported by IELTS Candidate
  • Model Answer: Answer

Table & 3 Pie Charts

 

  • Source: IELTS Liz, Reported by IELTS Candidate
  • Model Answer: Answer

Two Pie Charts & Bar Chart

  • Source: IELTS Liz, Reported by IELTS Candidate
  • Model Answer: Answer

Useful Links for Free IELTS Preparatio

IELTS Writing Task 1: Tips, Answers, Vocabulary & Videos

IELTS Writing Task 2: Model Essays, Linking Words & Videos

All the best

Liz