IELTS Writing Task 1: Table with Three Pie Charts Model

Below is a recent IELTS writing task 1 table with three pie charts which was reported by a student on 19th Sept, 2015. The topic is the imports of fish to the US from various countries and the value of these imports.

IELTS Writing Task 1: Table & Pie Charts

IELTS Writing Task 1 Table 3 Pie Charts 2015

 

Model Answer: IELTS Table & 3 Pie Charts

The following model answer has been divided into sentences (A-G). Put them in the correct order to find a band score 9 model writing task 1 report.

A) In terms of the source of fish importation, Canada supplied the overwhelming majority in 1988 (60%) compared to China and other countries which provided only 13% and 27% respectively.

B) Regarding the table, the value of imports started at $6.57 billion in the first year, increasing to $8.52 in 1992 and reaching $10.72 in the last year.

C) Overall, the value of imports rose by almost double over the period given.

D) Us imports from Canada fell over the period by just over a half to 28% as opposed to China that witnessed an increase to 30% in 2000.

E) At the start of the period, the US imported fish predominantly from Canada but, by the final year, other countries had become the main source.

F) The table shows the value of fish that was imported to the US (measured in billions of dollars) in 1988, 1992 and 2000, while the three pie charts illustrate the amount of fish that the US brought in from China, Canada and other countries in the same three years.

G)  By 1992, other countries had replaced Canada as the main supplier and made up 46% of all imports in 1992 and 42% by 2000.

Answers

Answer: F C E B A G D

See the model answer below to check how the above information is organised into paragraphs.

IELTS Model Answer: Table & 3 Pie Charts

The table shows the value of fish that was imported to the US (measured in billions of dollars) in 1988, 1992 and 2000, while the three pie charts illustrate the amount of fish that the US brought in from China, Canada and other countries in the same three years.

Overall, the value of imports rose by almost double over the period given. At the start of the period, the US imported fish predominantly from Canada but, by the final year, other countries had become the main source.

Regarding the table, the value of imports started at $6.57 billion in the first year, increasing to $8.52 in 1992 and reaching $10.72 in the last year.

In terms of the source of fish importation, Canada supplied the overwhelming majority in 1988 (60%) compared to China and other countries which provided only 13% and 27% respectively. By 1992, other countries had replaced Canada as the main supplier and made up 46% of all imports in 1992 and 42% by 2000. US imports from Canada fell over the period by just over a half to 28% as opposed to China that witnessed an increase to 30% in 2000.

Examiner Comment: Vocabulary is accurate and flexible. Paraphrase for the topic vocabulary =fish importation, provided, supplied, suppliers. Please note that the topic vocbaulary provided by IELTS was also used which is fine. Sentences are complex and accurate. The writer offers a good range of sentence structures and linking words (while, overall, regarding, in terms of, compared to, as opposed to). The overview statement is easy to find and contains the key features for both table and charts. Details are well organised into logical body paragraphs. It is fine that body paragraphs are not of equal length in report writing. This is estimated at band 9.

 

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Comments

  1. Pls let me know as to how many paras are advisable. Can the body be in one or two paras

    • Always divide the body into paragraphs. Usually there are two but it is possible to have three sometimes. It depends on the data.

  2. If we are given a pie chart with defined proportion but undefined unit for the numbers, how we should mention the unit of the numbers?
    An example of this issue has been revealed in writing task 1 in Cambridge IELTS book 11, Test 4.

    • If the units are undefined, then you just refer to 25 units or 2,000 units. In the IELTS Cmabridge book 11, test 4, you will see that the numbers in the pie charts are actually percentages. The whole adds up to 100.

  3. The table and piecharts illustrates the stastical figure of value of fish and the fraction of fish imported to US over the period of three different years 1988,1992 and 2000.
    As can be seen from the table it is clear that the fish increased its value dramatically from 6.57% in 1988 and 8.52%to 10.72% in 2000.
    Referring the piechart in terms of importation of fish US witnessed the disparity in fraction from different countries over the period.The majority of fish were provided by canada in 1988 arpproximtely 60% which decreased and reached to 39% in 1992 and 28% in 2000 respectively.China witnessed the more than one ten in total in 1988 and increased by the following two different years 20 % in 1992 and 30% in 2000.Whereas the fish exported from other different countries saw the greater disparity in proportion over the period of 11 year .The percentage went up overwhelmingly
    from 27 to 46 respectively.

  4. Hello liz…

    Is it right to use grammatically…”fishes were imported” or I should use that “fish was imported”…i m confuse as graph shows that imported fish….more than one… So is it ok to use singular??

    Pls make your point… It is very pleasant to hear you.

    Thanks

  5. Rana alaoufi says:

    Hi lez
    I would ask about how to write paragraph like what you showed why not starting with leaving a space for 5 letters?

  6. Mostafa says:

    Dear Liz,

    Ignore it, i got it.

  7. Samantha says:

    Hi Liz, one of the many tips in Writing Task 1 is not to include all the details that you see. But in your sample answer, you discussed all of the details. Is it okay to describe all the details that you see in the charts for the sake of meeting the word number requirement? TIA!

    • You will see that not ALL percentages for the three pie charts are given. Information is grouped together.

  8. quang anh says:

    hello liz,
    thanks for your article, but I have a question
    We don’t need to compare the pie chart with the table ?

  9. hi , wud appreciate if u could correct my sentense if its wrong –
    by year 2000 there was fourfold rise in value of dollars

  10. Hi Liz.I would like to clarify about the use of which,that and who when referring to a country.Which is the proper one?I have googled to seek for an answe but none really satisfies me.I believe you can help me.Thanks

  11. Hi mam
    Should we leave a line in writing after each passage or after completing passage we should end each in leaving half line and second line we should start with second passage?

  12. I got the result for my IELTS, I got the worse score in writing. Though my overall band is 7 but in writing section I could get only 6.0. I was not expecting this. I need to start preparation again. I want at least 7 in all sections.

  13. Hello liz,, your web is very helpful. Thank you very much for your hard work.

    I have a question regarding the structure in option B.

    “Regarding the table, the value of imports started at $6.57 billion in the first year, increasing to …. and reaching …. ”

    This sentence began with “started” and why do yo use increasing and reaching instead of increased and reached after it?

    Thank you

  14. Hi Liz,
    I am facing problem in writing task 1 when there are 2 different graphs are given. Writing all the information given in 2 graphs lead to exceeding the word limit. What can I do for this? Can I write some of the facts given in graphs in overview?

    • There is no upper limit. It is common to write around 190 words for task 1. With two charts, introduce both, put the key features of both in one overview and then put the details of each in separate body paragraphs. See my models with two charts.
      Liz

      • Thank you so much! I am following your videos and using all the important tips described by you. They are really helpful, however, I sometimes write more than 190 words when there are 2 graphs given. How much it can affect my band score in task 1?

  15. Eang Heng says:

    Hello Liz… I have some problem with my writing task 1 they just give me the line graph and the line graph just only have 1 line and in this graph I have to write at least 150 words but I only wrote 120 words I want to extend my writing also but they only give 1 line it’s difficult to me extend do u have any suggest for me ?

  16. In writing task 2 academic: survey shows that many criminals have low education level. A way to decrease crimes is to educate people in prison to help them find a job when they leave prison. In what extent do you agree or disagree?

  17. thank you .. you are pretty , smart , and very helpful … best teacher on the NET .. only because of you , I might be able to score well.

    It’s sad to see that teachers from India are a joke .. they didn’t even help me and my other mates .. just made money out of us :/
    This is why western is education rocks .. Gotta bless the Brits like you. 🙂

  18. Thank you so much, Liz! this is all I need for writing tactics .
    Warm regards,

  19. Hi Liz! Thank you for the lessons you provide for all of us.
    I would like to clarify if British Council and IDP follows different format for writing task 1. Some people say that British Council has this format: Intro, Body, Conclusion. While IDP follows this: Intro, Conclusion (Overall,..), Body(details).
    I followed the format you used in your examples.
    How true is this? Thank you.

    • The examiners that mark your writing are trained in the same way for IDP and BC. In fact, some examiners work at both places. The test is the same and the marking is the same.
      Liz

  20. Hi Liz

    Thank you so much for your valuable tips.
    I just got my target today – 6.5
    you are amazing and simply superb.

  21. i was interested to subscribe your writing task video course but plz confirm whether all writing task 2 are covered or individually …

    • No, at present I have only two lessons available to buy. I will add one more next month and then two more next year. You can buy them individually.
      Liz

  22. Thank you very much for your lessons. I don’t understand one statement of this writing. ” By 1992, other countries….made up 46% of all imports in 1998 and 42% by 2000. I don’t get why you have written 1998 ?

    Thank you.

  23. Dear IELTs team:

    I have one more month for my ielts exam. However, I find that my reading is quite poor. If you have a special technique which I can adapt to and learn from It will be appreciated. Great thank !!!

    Pich

  24. Hi Liz,

    I am following your posts as my exam is on 8th October, could you please post writing task for General Test?

    Thanks,
    Yasir from Vietnam 🙂

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  26. Dear Ms. Liz,
    Thank you so much your information. your writing is useful me . it is easy understand with your ideal description.

    By the way, you can guide method listen rose level. i need iels 6.5 but existing i gain 4.0. how long i can is 6.5 if i follow your instruction

    Best regards,
    Gloria Tran

    Best regards

  27. Hi Liz,
    Thank you so much for providing us helpful information on how to pass the ielts. You’ve been a great help for me starting from my day 1 of review until now.

    I made my own version of that report. I hope you can put some remarks and corrections, if you have available time. Thank you.

    The pie charts and table illustrate the overall worth of imported fish and the countries that supplied the US in 1988, 1992 and 2000.
    It can be clearly seen that in 1988, Canada was the top supplier of fish but as the years passed by, it was overtaken by the other countries. The highest value of fish importation was noted in 2000.
    By 1988, China exported 13% of fish to the US and increased significantly to 20% and 30 % in the following years ( 1992 and 2000, respectively). On the other hand, Canada’s fish import had the greatest percentage in 1988 (60%),then, it decreased almost half in 1992. By 2000, Canada’s supply of fish went down to 28%.
    The other countries noted to had 13% supplied fish in 1988 and progressed to 30% by 2000.
    In terms of the total value of imported fish, the year 2000 got the highest, amounting to $10.72 billion dollars. Followed by $ 8.52 billionn (1992) and $6.57 billion (1988). The worth of imported fish increased by more or less 2% as the time passed by.

    ***** thank you so much..

  28. simple, superb and spotless

    Thank you very much Liz

  29. TON THAT HOA says:

    Thank you very much for your dedication Liz. I am a regular reader of your website :-). With best wishes from Vietnam.

  30. Hey Liz…

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  31. Mohammad El Prince says:

    Simple enough

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