Sunday, September 29, 2013

IELTS Writing Task 1 - Continued

 If you have your introduction done and a sentence or two which more or less highlights the most important trend of the diagram, what comes next is an analysis of the details.  Let's refer back to our population pie charts.


We mentioned Asia already, but we may want to give a little additional information here.

In 2000, Asia accounted for 54% of the world population.  This is a 6% decrease from the 1900 figure.

The next obvious area to cover is Europe.

 The second largest percentage of the world population was recorded in Europe, at 14% in 2000.  However, this is 11% less than the percentage recorded in 1900.  

Another useful tip in IELTS task 1 is knowing how to group information.  You can't and shouldn't write a sentence for every single piece of data so try to group similar features together.

While the population percentages of areas, like North America, remained the same in 2000 and 1900, other areas, like Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean,  more than doubled their figures.

Some data cannot be grouped anywhere,  but it may be important for other reasons.

The year 2000 found the Middle East and North Africa with 6% of the world population, whereas no data is available in the pie chart for this region in 1900.  

We've covered it all,so round out your answer with a conclusion. It's optional, really, provided you have summarized the key trend or feature in your second sentence, but it does round off the answer nicely. A summary of the most important data will do.  

Between 1900 and 2000 the world population increased by 4.4 billion.  The areas of Asia and Europe saw their percentages decrease while the remaining major areas either increased or remained constant.  

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