IELTS Sample Charts for Writing Task 1

Below are sample charts so that you can practice writing a report for IELTS writing task 1 (the academic paper). This collection represents the main types of charts that you can be given in writing task 1 (bar chart, line graph, table, pie charts, diagram, map and multiple types).

Sample Tasks for IELTS Writing Task 1

You must write a report of over 150 words

You have 20 mins for this task

Sample Bar Charts

The bar chart below shows the estimated percentage of car trips taken by drivers in 2005.

IELTS comparison chart

More IELTS Bar Charts
Bar Chart 1

The bar chart below shows the participation of children in selected leisure activities in Australia.

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Bar Chart 2

The chart below shows the annual water usage by different industries

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Bar Chart 3

The chart below shows the changes in average house price in five cities between 1990 and 2000 compared to prices in 1989.

IELTS cambridge 7 bar chart

Bar Chart 4

The chart below shows the estimated sales of jeans in the coming year in Turkey.

bar chart line graph

Bar Chart 5

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

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Bar Chart 6

The bar chart shows the oil production of 6 countries between 1990 and 2010.

 

Sample Line Graphs

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

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More IELTS Line Graphs

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

ielts line graph

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

sample line graph

The graph below shows the number of car thefts in 4 countries from 1990 to 1999.

ielts practice line graph

Sample Tables

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

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The table below shows the proportion of families living in poverty in Australia in 1999.

simple table

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

underground ielts table

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

cambridge ielts table

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

age group table

Sample Pie Charts

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

ielts pie comparison

More IELTS Pie Charts

The pie charts below show the cultural and leisure activities of boys and girls.

girls boy pie chart hwk

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

students

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

electricity generation

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

school spending ielts chart

 

Sample Diagrams

The diagram below shows how the water cycle works.

water cycle ielts diagram

More IELTS Diagrams

The diagram shows the process of making coffee.

coffee process

The diagram below shows how water is filtered.

diagram_seawater

The diagrams below show the house designs for cold and warm climates.

ielts diagram house design

The diagram shows how bricks are made.

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 Sample Maps

ielts map comparison

Sample Tasks for Multiple Types

pie and table for ielts

Recommended Lessons

Model Line Graph Report: Band 9, click here
Model Pie Chart Report: Band 9, click here
Model Bar Chart Report: Band 9, click here
IELTS Video Lesson for Writing Task 1: Structure and Paragraphs, click here
IELTS Video Lesson: Answer Sheet for Writing Task 1, click here