IELTS bar chart model answer: coffee and tea drinking habits

IELTS bar chart comparing coffee and tea drinking in 5 Australian cities.

This bar chart is from an old IELTS practice book, Cambridge IELTS 15, but it is a good example of a bar chart that does not show trends or dynamic data. This is static data over one main period (over 4 weeks) so in this case I need to compare by using comparatives and superlatives. I advise practicing static data tasks as these are common in IELTS academic writing task 1 and you may get one in the exam.

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IELTS bar graph lesson and model answer

bar graphs IELTSIELTS writing task 1 bar graph.

Updated: Jan 7th 2022

The key thing to remember about line graphs and bar charts is that you must write about the key features and general trends over a period of time (if it is dynamic data) Some tasks are static where you would not use the language of trends though so spend a minute analysing the task and take two or three minutes to plan the task. Do not go directly into writing without a plan.

It is not necessary to go into too much detail but at the same time, you must cover every part of the task. In this lesson we will look at:

1. The structure needed for IELTS writing task 1.

2. Paraphrasing the introduction.

3. Writing an overview

4. Writing body paragraphs.

5. Example task and model answer.

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