IELTS Writing Task 1 Future Prediction Model Answer

This is a model answer for an IELTS writing task 1 table of future predictions as well as past information. This type of writing task 1 requires you to use both past tense and future forms in order to present the information accurately. Download the free pdf copy of the table and answer: IELTS Table Future Prediction Model Answer

Model Answer with Future Predictions

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The table gives information about the proportion of the population who are 65 years old and over in 3 countries (Canada, Germany and the UK) in 1988, 2000 and an estimated percentage in 2030.

Overall, the population of elderly people is predicted to rise in all three countries from 1988 to 2030. The highest percentage of older people was in Germany, which will continue to remain the highest in 2030, while the lowest proportion can be seen in the UK over the period given.

Between 1988 and 2000, the aging population of Canada and Germany went up by around 5% to 20.67% and 25.32% respectively. The UK, on the other hand, showed relatively little change in the proportion of its population aged 65 plus and remained at just under 15% in both years.

By 2030, it is expected that the population of people aged 65 and above will increase by approximately 5.5% in all three countries. The percentage is forecast to reach 30.42% in Germany, 26.35% in Canada and 20.35% in the UK.

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  1. comfort Stephen Aguiyi says:

    Thanks for sharing. May God bless you.

  2. Hi Liz, thanks very much for the model answers. Just a question on the last sentence of this answer, I usually write “The percentage is forecasted to ….” should i used forecasted or forecast in this case?

    • You write “is forecast to” (without “d”). You can also write “is expected to” or “is estimated to” (with “d”)

  3. Hi Liz
    Thankew much for ur ideas for writing task 1 and 2
    My exam is on 12th august 2017 hope for d good marks pray
    Thankew

  4. Dear Liz,

    I gave academic test on 24th of June in Sydney and writing task 1 was exactly the same as your model bar graph given above. The only difference was that it was in horizontal way.

    Writing task 2 was
    Scientists predict that computers will drive cars in near future.
    What are the reasons for this?
    Is this negative or positive development?

    See how useful this website is? I will recommend all my fellow ielts students to go through each and every model answer and tips given by Liz. 3 times I got the questions which are here already. It is very helpful. It doesn’t happen every time but still you never know.

  5. Hi dear Liz,

    I’m Zahra, your website and most of its pages are great. I was confused about writing tasks before I visit this website, because every book presents a different and complex structure for writing. I think your strategy is more logical, clear and easy.

    Thanks so much

  6. Hi Liz
    Your site is definitely a great source of learning.
    I am just wondering about the last sentence in the essay above. Is it ‘forecast’ or ‘forecasted’?
    I think you meant ‘forecasted’. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

  7. Thank you liz

  8. iqbal shahlla says:

    Hi Liz , I am practicing writing task 1 from your given material and I found it way too easy to me , it’s just like I am doing some match calculation. It’s really awesome. I am loving this task practice n hoping the others will be same. Thankyou so very much

  9. RAGAS PAUDEL says:

    Hi,Liz
    I am ragas from Nepal.I Found your ieltsliz.com very much effective.
    Thanks alot.

  10. How I get to know that whether it’s past tense or present or future

  11. Hi Liz ,you are a great teacher. I have to give my ielts on 30 July I don’t have time for joining ielts institute’s. I require band score 7. I’m only following your instructions

  12. Hi Liz Thanks for sharing very useful information of exam. I am Gaurav from India preparing for IELTS General exam. Are writing and reading content would be same like Acedmic or it would be different.

    • This information is provided on the main pages for IELTS which you access through the red nav bar at the top of the website.

  13. Dearest Liz
    I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for providing materials/Videos for IELTS preparartion. I used your online material for all the modules. With God’s blessings I cleared my IELTS with overall 8, and each bands above 7. Thank you is not enough. I will pray for your happiness, health and prosperity. May Almighty shower his choicest blessings upon you always.
    With Best wishes
    Jamila
    Sri Lanka

  14. Does bad handriwriting lead to low marks? I am quite bad at it . Punctuation is also a place where i lack.

    • If the examiner can’t read your writing, then it’s a problem. Punctuation is part of the grammar score.

  15. Hi Liz…. how can i get more of this model answer??… i looking for them in your belog but i can’t found anything, just ideas….(sorry for my bad grammer…)

  16. will have been increased i mean

  17. Neama Rezk says:

    Please Liz, I wounder if you could help me to find website for assessment my writing,my exam on 4.JUNE , I expect your sooner help,

  18. Thank you!
    Good Luck..

  19. Dear Liz,

    Could you give me some advice about my essay?
    Thank you so much.

    Regards

    The table gives information in relation to the ageing population in Canada, Germany and Britain in three different times.
    Overall, in all countries, the proportion of people aged 65 or more increased and will continue to rise over the period shown. Germany had the highest percentage of older population, and the same is predicted for the year 2030 while the least proportion can be seen in the UK in the same period.

    In 1988, the proportion of elderlies was higher in Germany (20.45%), while the figures were comparatively lower in both Canada (16.32%) and England (14.23%), but quite similar percentages. By 2000 a steady increase in the proportion of older population could be seen in both Canada and Germany, rising by around 4%, at 20.67% and 25.32% respectively, whilst the rise in the UK was marginal.

    By 2030, the ageing population is predicted to increase, with a noticable growth of approximately 5% in all three countries. Germany is expected to have the highest rate of 30.42%, followed by Canada(26.25%) and the UK (20.35%).

  20. First and foremost Thank You for these useful informations ……I face only one problem when there are so many figures in chart or grap like i done today then its become difficult too complete it in 150 words because some information always left if care about word limit if not then the word limit exceeds :/

  21. Muhammad Muktar Ali says:

    Dear Liz :
    At first I acknowledge your obligation and thank you so much for your tips. u know i have been doing an MBA at University of Development Alternative in Bangladesh. also I have been doing IELTS from British Council. I am always try to complete my task as per your advice.

    Thanking You
    Muktar
    Dhaka, Bangldesh

  22. Dear Liz,

    I would be grateful to you if you could assist me in one question….sometimes in listening answers we write an optional answer in bracket …..would that be correct or wrong? …. for example if the answer is cabs….and we write cab (s) then would it be correct or wrong ?

  23. Your works are inspiring, may the Almighty God bless you.

  24. ahmed h h a albahrani says:

    hi liz
    i need really need teacher who helps me to succeed in the IELTS if you find let me know and thank for me much to help us

  25. Thanks a lot LIZ for the post. I have some query.
    Can I use the word ‘Senior Citizen’ instead of using ‘the aged 65 or more’ in some cases?

    Thanks in advance .

  26. Hi liz , can you help me and tell me from where should I start to study, it will be the first exam . I hope to get high grade.
    Thank you.❤

  27. Thanks Liz for sharing your model answer. I have been looking for it.

    May I have a quick question? In the last sentence of the last paragraph, would that be possible for me to write “The percentage is forecasted ….” (NOT forecast).

    Thanks again for all of your great work here. They all have been very helpful to me.

  28. thank you so much Liz,really enjoying your tips as i prepare for my academic exams in June

  29. Miguel Hilario says:

    Maam liz, why is that the model answer has no conclusion? Is it allowed without conclusion?

  30. Hi Liz!
    First of all ,thanks for all the hard work you do for us.
    I had a question. By adding “Overall” in front of overview ,aren’t we using a memorised word every time?

    • It is a connective device which indicates to the reader the content of the paragraph. Without such linking words, you will get a low score. 25% of your marks is based on paragraphs and linking words.

  31. Thanks liz

  32. My answer for this graph… Could you give feedback ?

    The table given demonstrates the proportions of elderly in three countires; Germany, Canada and the UK in 1980 and 2000 and it also shows the predictions in 2030. Overall, it can be clearly seen from the table that the population of aged 65 and over has been increasing in these three counties.

    First of all, in 1988, the percentage of old people in Germany was more than other countires with 20,45%. That of in Canada and the UK was 16% and 14% relatively. In 2000 the rates of Canada and Germany increased by approximately 5% whereas there was no significant change in the rate of elderly in the UK. The gap between Canada and the UK’s aged population went up in 2000. On the other hand, it is predicted that the number of aged 65 and over will rise in 2030. The proportions will go up by about 6 points and will reach 26%, 30%, 20%. The population of aged in Germany will remain the highest in the graph.

    To sum up, the quantity of old people will be increasing gradullay in these three countires in 2030. Populations will have became more older.

  33. Dear liz, thank you for helping ielts students like me. God bless you?

  34. Thank you dear liz
    This information really usful for students who are going to give ielts test tomorrow.thanks dear mam

    • Good luck!

      • SHAH NAWAZ says:

        DEAR LIZ, you have written “continue remain” while writing overview of the given table.should’nt it be “continue remaining” (a verb followed by adjective), “the highest proportion of older people was in Germany,which will continue remaining the highest in 2030” or which will continue to remain the highest .regards

      • Dear Liz,
        You are graet teacher.Thank you for your good work.
        With the best regads
        Z.k

    • Delia Mercedes says:

      Hi Sunita, I will give the ielts Tomorrow too 😉
      good luck 😉

  35. Rafa Abdalla says:

    Thank you teacher Liz.

  36. Emerson Chua says:

    Thank you Liz. These lessons are really of big help.

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