IELTS academic writing task 1: Table on consumer expenditure

Model answer and analysis of a table in IELTS writing task 1.

Tables sometimes show up in IELTS academic writing task 1, in some cases they are in a double task such as a pie chart and table or a bar graph and table. In this lesson we have a table on its own with a lot of data. This is taken from Cambridge IELTS 7, page 30, it is a popular example of a table for IELTS teachers.

Before writing anything you will need to analyse the task, take around 4 minutes to plan, look at the categories, the countries the year and the highest and lowest statistics. The grammar tense is important to get right, you can see below that the table shows data from 2002 , so I will write in the past tense.

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IELTS Writing Task 1: Pie Charts with a Table

Pie Charts with a table:  Lesson, grammar analysis and model answer with exercise

In this lesson we are going to look at pie charts again, this time with a small table, it also includes a model answer. You can see the last lesson about pie charts here. The structure always remains the same with writing task 1 which is an introduction, overview and 2 body paragraphs grouping the data. No conclusion is needed and no opinions are given. Note that this is dynamic data becasue it is dealing with two time periods, before and after.

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