TABLE CHART

ACADEMIC TASK 1 - Table Chart

Tips for IELTS Task 1 Table Chart

Another type of Question in  Academic Writing Task 1 is – Table Chart

Structure of Task 1 Table Chart

Map should follow the following structure 

  1. Introduction (Paraphrase the given statement in your own words 
  2. Overview (Highlighting the key feature i.e. High and low points in the graph)
  3. Body Paragraph 1 (Briefly describing the some categories of gra)
  4. Body Paragraph 2 (Briefly describing the second Map)i

Vocabulary

Tense to  be used: 

  • Past Tense (if graph is about the years that have already passed)
  • Present or Past Tense: if no time period is mentioned
  • Past, Present and future Tense: if graph is about past, present and future projections
  • Do Paraphrasing using Synonyms : Example housing area = residential area.

Write 2, 3 or 4 key feature in an overview

Use variety of sentence structure to write graph for example: Combination of Simple, Complex and compound sentences, Active and Passive sentences to get a higher band score than just writing simple sentences.

Table chart 7 bands Sample Answers

1.The tables above show sales of fair trade coffee and bananas in five countries in Europe in 1999 and 2004. 

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

2. The table below highlights data on the number of travellers using three major British airports between 1998 and 2003.
Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant. You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. You should write at least 150 words.

MODEL ANSWER:

The table illustrates how many people used three airports in the UK from 1998 TO 2003.

Overall, Heathrow airport experienced an unstable pattern in the number of its users, while the figures for Gatwick and Stansted airports generally rose, with the count of visitors for the matter showing a plateau in the second half of the span covered. It is also clear that Gatwick had by far the highest number of visitors in each year, with the exception of the year 2002.

Focusing firstly on similar trends, Gatwick airport’s visitors numbered 36.5 million in 1998, whereas the figures for Stansed was less than half that number (17.3m ) in the same year. Over the next 2 years, the number of users in the latter soared to 39.9 million, before stabilizing and finishing the period with a slightly higher count of 43.3 million. However, Gatwick’s figures continued to increase markedly by more or less 3 million in each of the following years up until 2002, amounting to 51.1 million, thereafter peaking at 69.3 million.

The pattern of change in Heathrow was different. Starting the period with 27.2 million users, its figure had gone up to 48.2 million by 2002, followed by a drop to 33.2 million 2 years later. In the final year, though, it climbed to 45.6 million.

3.The tables below give the distribution of world population in 1950 and 2000, with an estimate of the situation in 2050.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

4. The table below shows expenditures of four car companies on advertising in the UK in 2002.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

5. The table displays trends concerning the amounts of fast food consumed in Melbourne  .

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.