2021 IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 (Chart) With Answers

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2021 IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 (Chart) With Answers

On this web page, we collect recent IELTS academic writing task 1 questions, namely chart and table questions, from contributions of our visitors who took the tests just before and other public resources. (We merged duplicated ones and revised apparent errors.)

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2021-12-04: Task 1
The bar chart below shows the comparison of the time spent on homework by 15-year-old boys and girls with their grades in the same year.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "BAR":
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2021-12-02: Task 1
The table shows the changes in waste production in three different countries over the three years.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "TABLE":
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2021-11-27: Task 1
The bar chart shows the proportion of the five reasons why people do not go to work in the three years.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "BAR":
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2021-11-20: Task 1
The pie chart shows the distribution of water consumption in a country in 1998 and 2008.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "PIE":
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2021-11-11: Task 1
The line graph shows the changes in the number of overseas tourists in three different regions (coast, lakes, and mountains) in each country in Europe.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "LINE":
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2021-11-06: Task 1
The bar chart shows the comparison of rice production and consumption in 7 countries.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "BAR":
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2021-10-30: Task 1
The table shows the proportion of women in the labor force and women in management in five countries.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "TABLE":
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2021-10-23: Task 1
The pie chart shows the sources of electricity in the four countries from 2003 to 2008.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "PIE":
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2021-10-16: Task 1
A bar chart shows the comparison of the reasons why people went to the British Library from 1991 to 2000.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "BAR":
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2021-10-09: Task 1
The bar chart shows the comparison of average electricity prices in the four regions of Australia in the past ten years.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "BAR":
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2021-09-25: Task 1
The table shows the comparison of tuition fees for international students in different countries.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "TABLE":
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2021-09-11: Task 1
The line chart shows the proportion of 5 technology products used by British households from 1997 to 2001.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "LINE":
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2021-09-04: Task 1
The bar chart shows the comparison of the ages of male and female employees and the age of their youngest children.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "BAR":
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2021-08-28: Task 1
The line chart shows the percentage of people of different age groups who went to the cinema once a month or more in the UK between 1984 to 2003.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "LINE":
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2021-08-21: Task 1
The maps show the layout of the Japanese offices and American.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "MAP":
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2021-08-14: Task 1
The bar chart shows the percentage of people in different age groups that spend on vacations, clothes, and electronic devices in a country in a year.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "BAR":
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2021-08-12: Task 1
The table shows the output of three different types of oil (olive oil, sunflower oil, corn oil) in four countries in 2013.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "TABLE":
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2021-08-07: Task 1
The line chart shows the average monthly consumption of four different brands of mobile phones in a European country.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "LINE":
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2021-07-24: Task 1
The charts show the total water use in different sectors in Sydney, Australia in 1997 and 2007.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "BAR":
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2021-07-17: Task 1
The flow chart shows the process of collecting rainwater for use as drinking water in an Australian town.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "FLOW CHART":
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2021-07-10: Task 1
The bar chart shows the percentage of people who ate at least five portions of fruit and vegetables per day in the UK from 2001-2008.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "BAR":
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2021-07-01: Task 1
The table graph shows intakes of milk and butter in four groups of people (<25years old, 26-45years old, 45-65years old, 65years old ) in Europe in 2007.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "TABLE":
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2021-06-26: Task 1
The bar chart shows the percentage of Australian men and women working hours per week.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "BAR":
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2021-06-17: Task 1
The pie chart shows the age groups of the users on social media (Facebook, Youtube, and Twitter) in Australia in 2011.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "PIE":
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2021-06-12: Task 1
The bar chart illustrates the percentage of the population who watched different kinds of live sports matches in 2005, 2010, and 2015.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "BAR":
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2021-06-05: Task 1
A line graph shows the number of overseas visitors who came to the UK for different purposes between 1989 and 2009.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "LINE":
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2021-06-05: Task 1
The flow chart described the process of making clothing out of recycled plastic bottles. The process had 12 steps in total.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "FLOW CHART":
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2021-05-29: Task 1
The bar chart shows the percentage of people using the Internet for different activities in one city in the UK in 2007 and 2009.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "BAR":
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2021-05-29: Task 1
Two bar graphs. One shows the average cost per night in different hotels with star ratings from 3 to 5 stars, the other shows the occupancy rate in these hotels.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "BAR":
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2021-05-20: Task 1
A flow chart shows the process of processing wool into cloth.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "FLOW CHART":
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2021-05-16: Task 1
A line graph shows the amount of time to produce a vehicle by four US car manufactories between 1998 to 2002.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "LINE":
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2021-05-08: Task 1
Two line graphs show the cinema attendance and ticket spending in Australia from 1980 to 2015.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "LINE":
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2021-04-29: Task 1
The maps show the changes in Coastal Land before and after reconstruction.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "TABLE":
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2021-04-24: Task 1
Three pie charts show the proportions of Korean video games in terms of gender, age, and best-selling games in 2003.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "PIE":
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2021-04-17: Task 1
A table shows unemployment rates in 9 countries from 1994 to 2004.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "TABLE":
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2021-04-10: Task 1
The charts (line chart and bar chart) show the average ticket prices and the average percentage of tickets sold in Merrintong theatre in the four quarters from 2010 to 2011

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

Questions and samples related to topic "BAR,LINE":
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2021-04-03: Task 1
The pie chart shows the spending by students in four different categories (entertainment, clothing, food, and rent)in one country from 1985 to 2015.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "PIE":
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2021-03-27: Task 1
The charts below show the average working hours of full-time workers and part-time workers in three countries and a comparison with the European average.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "LINE, BAR":
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2021-03-20: Task 1
The maps show the changes of Bell Hill Farm in 1976 and 2006. (Bell Hill Farm in 1976-->Bill Hill Environmental Centre 2006)

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

Questions and samples related to topic "MAP":
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2021-03-20: Task 1
A bar chart describes students' spending of the average and total expenditure in three different countries in 2007.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "BAR":
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2021-03-13: Task 1
The line graph shows the percentage of people who used five different communication methods between 1998 and 2008.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "BAR":
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2021-03-13: Task 1
A flow chart shows the process of making jam.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "FLOW CHART":
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2021-03-06: Task 1
The bar chart shows the changes in the number of several transportations in Europe.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "BAR":
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2021-03-06: Task 1
A line graph describes the production of electricity and energy from four natural resources (coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear energy) between 1996 and 2006 in the UK.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "LINE":
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2021-03-06: Task 1
Two charts: a line graph shows the number of people granted UK citizenship (in thousands) from 1992 to 2002 and a bar graph illustrates the number of people (in thousands) from Asia, Africa, America, Europe, Australia, and others, receiving UK citizenship in 1996 and 2002.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "LINE, BAR":
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2021-02-27: Task 1
Two charts ( a table and a bar) show the difference between women's and men's time spent on leisure activities and household activities.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "TABLE,BAR":
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2021-02-25: Task 1
The three maps describe the changes of the coffee shops ten years ago, five years ago, and now.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "MAP":
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2021-02-20: Task 1
The table chart shows the employment ratio of men and women in different fields in a country in 1984, 1994 and 2004.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "TABLE":
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2021-02-13: Task 1
A bar chart shows the different forms of language training for employees of a company and the reasons they gave for learning a foreign language.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "BAR":
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2021-02-06: Task 1
A bar chart shows the changes in the total population of England and Wales from 1700 to 2000 and changes in birth and death rates.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "BAR":
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2021-01-30: Task 1
A table shows the percentage of employment in Australia for different age groups.

A bar graph shows the percentage of employment in Australia by gender.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "TABLE,BAR":
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2021-01-23: Task 1
Two maps show the changes and characteristics of the ancient buildings in the same place in 2004 and 2014.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "MAP":
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2021-01-16: Task 1
The chart clearly depicts a 7-step process for producing olive oil. This sequence of production starts from handpicking and eventually ends in sale or storage.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "CHART":
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2021-01-09: Task 1
The graphs show the percentage of men and women who had driving licenses in a European country in various years.

A bar chart shows the percentage of men and women who had driving licenses and another bar chart shows the percentage of men and women who applied for driving licenses at the age of 17-20.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "BAR":
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2021-01-09: Task 1
The chart below gives some information about the growth of the urban population in certain parts of the world (including the prediction of the future).

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

Questions and samples related to topic "CHART":
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2020-12-26: Task 1
A map describes the plans for a new civic center in the local council.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "MAP":
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2020-12-20: Task 1
The table and pie charts show the number of research students in Australian universities in 2001 and 2010.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "TABLE,PIE":
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2020-12-19: Task 1
The pie charts show the proportions of energy produced from different sources in a country in 1995 and 2003.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "PIE":
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2020-12-12: Task 1
A bar chart shows the proportion of renewable energy in the total energy of three periods in four countries.

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

Questions and samples related to topic "BAR":
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2020-12-05: Task 1
A table shows the tomato production and consumption in two countries.

Questions and samples related to topic "TABLE":
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2020-12-05: Task 1
A line graph shows the international demand for fiber cotton, polyester, cellulose, and wool between 1980 and 2015.

Questions and samples related to topic "LINE":
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2020-11-21: Task 1
A chart showed the percentages of the top ten sports played in Canada in 1998 and 2002.

Questions and samples related to topic "SPORT":
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2020-11-20: Task 1
The three pie charts show the production, consumption of coffee and where the profit goes around the world.

Questions and samples related to topic "PRODUCTION,CONSUMPTION":
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2020-11-14: Task 1
The bar chart shows the percentage of the urban population in three continents and the world in three different periods.

Questions and samples related to topic "POPULATION":
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2020-11-12: Task 1
A table chart shows the cost of water in five Australian cities in 2004.

Questions and samples related to topic "WATER":
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2020-11-07: Task 1
Two charts show the use of broadband connections in several developed countries.

Questions and samples related to topic "INTERNET":
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2020-10-24: Task 1   Vocabulary for Education
The chart depicts a comparison between males and females who received excellent grades between 1996 and 2000.

Questions and samples related to topic "EDUCATION,GENDER":
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2020-10-17: Task 1   Vocabulary for Education
The line graph and bar graph show the employment ratio of graduates from college students from 1997 to 2002.

The first chart shows the UK graduate's number and the second shows the choice of the first occupation (professional, sales, managerial, secretarial, and others).

Questions and samples related to topic "EDUCATION":
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2020-10-10: Task 1   Vocabulary for Change
A bar chart shows the changes in the water storage capacity in six cities in Australia from Oct 2009 to Oct 2010.

Questions and samples related to topic "CHANGE,WATER":
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2020-09-11: Task 1   Vocabulary for Change
Two maps show the change of a coastal town, called Pentland, from 1950 to 2007.

Questions and samples related to topic "CHANGE":
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2020-09-05: Task 1
A line graph shows the number of participants in the four sports.

Questions and samples related to topic "SPORT":
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2020-08-29: Task 1
Two charts (a pie and a graph) show residential water consumption and residential water price in 5 countries.

Questions and samples related to topic "WATER":
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2020-08-22: Task 1   Vocabulary for Education
Two pie charts show a comparison of the proportion of people with different degrees (first degree, master) and professions (Arts, science) who worked in an engineering company in 1980 and 2008.

Questions and samples related to topic "BUSINESS,EDUCATION":
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2020-08-16: Task 1
The line chart shows the retailing price of black and white TV, the retailing price of Colour TV, and the average monthly salary of retailers in the Japanese market from 1953 to 1973, respectively. (30 words)

Questions and samples related to topic "PRICE,SALARY":
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2020-08-15: Task 1
A table shows a comparison of the food intake of Europeans to seven kinds of food in 3 years.

Questions and samples related to topic "FOOD":
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2020-07-25: Task 1
The tables below show the questionnaire about the opinions of club members and the general public for the new theater in one town in 2012.

Questions and samples related to topic "THEATER":
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2020-07-11: Task 1
The table below shows oil production in several African countries (barrels per day) between 2000 and 2004.

Questions and samples related to topic "PRODUCTION":
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2020-07-01: Task 1
A bar chart and a table show the amount of time spent on household activities and leisure activities.

Questions and samples related to topic "ACTIVITY":
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2020-06-28: Task 1
A bar diagram shows the amount of energy generated by wind in four distinct years in four different countries (US, Germany, India, and Denmark).

Questions and samples related to topic "ENERGY":
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2020-06-24: Task 1
A table gives information about the employment rates and the average annual salaries of new graduates in an Australian University in 2009.

Questions and samples related to topic "UNIVERSITY":
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2020-06-19: Task 1
Two pie charts and a table show the percentage of people shopping online via overseas websites, local websites, and both overseas and local websites from 2009 to 2012.

Questions and samples related to topic "SHOP":
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2020-06-17: Task 1
A pie chart and a table show the source and the total value of fish imported to the U.S in 1998, 2002 and 2007.

Questions and samples related to topic "ECONOMY":
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2020-06-14: Task 1   Vocabulary for Education
A chart shows nursing students of 2002 in the United Kingdom.

Questions and samples related to topic "EDUCATION":
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2020-06-13: Task 1
The bar chart shows the percentages of film release and ticket sales in 1996 and 2006 (romance, drama, comedy, fantasy).

Questions and samples related to topic "SALE":
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2020-06-10: Task 1
The graphs show the development of the cutting tools made by stone, one was made 1.4 million years ago, and the other was made 800 thousand years ago, viewing from the back view, front view, and side view. Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

2020-06-09: Task 1   Vocabulary for Transport
A bar chart shows four different transport vehicles used by tourists in New Zealand.

Questions and samples related to topic "TRANSPORT":
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2020-06-06: Task 1
The table presents the weight of men and women (underweight, normal, overweight) of men and women in a country in 3 years.

Questions and samples related to topic "HEALTH":
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2020-06-01: Task 1
Two bar charts: one was about the percentage of men and women having motorbike licenses in one country in the EU from 1992 to 2012, another was the percentage of men and women aged 17-20 having motorbike license in 1992 and 2012.

Questions and samples related to topic "GENDER":
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2020-05-16: Task 1
Two line graphs: one line graph shows the demand for the metal used for production and exports in a country, another shows the number of people employed in the metal industry.

Questions and samples related to topic "PRODUCTION":
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2020-03-30: Task 1   Vocabulary for Education
The chart shows the average hours done by teachers in different schools ( primary, lower secondary, upper secondary) in Japan, Iceland, Spain, and the USA in 2001.

Questions and samples related to topic "EDUCATION":
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2020-03-20: Task 1   Vocabulary for Building
A chart shows the new house construction in different regions from 1999 to 2002.

Questions and samples related to topic "BUILDING":
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2020-03-20: Task 1   Vocabulary for Technology
A table shows the percentage of electronic goods used in the household in New Zealand in 1995 and 2002.

Questions and samples related to topic "TECHNOLOGY":
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2020-03-18: Task 1
A diagram shows the comparison of a classroom in the year 2010 and the present.

Questions and samples related to topic "SCHOOL":
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2020-03-14: Task 1   Vocabulary for Environment
A table chart presents carbon dioxide emissions in 2005 and 2006 in five countries.

Questions and samples related to topic "ENVIRONMENT":
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2020-03-13: Task 1
A table describes the cinema locations in European countries in 2008 and 2009.

Questions and samples related to topic "ENTERTAINMENT":
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2020-03-07: Task 1
A diagram shows the process of olive oil production. Summarise the above diagram, highlighting the important trends and making comparisons where necessary.

Questions and samples related to topic "PROCESS":
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2020-03-07: Task 1
Two bar charts illustrate the percentage of men and women who were employed in Australia in 1984, 2001 and 2014.

Questions and samples related to topic "GENDER":
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2020-03-05: Task 1
A diagram shows the process of cheese production. Summarise the above diagram, highlighting the important trends and making comparisons where necessary.

Questions and samples related to topic "PROCESS":
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2020-02-22: Task 1   Vocabulary for Education
Two pie charts show the reasons that students in 2 years choose different universities in the UK.

Questions and samples related to topic "EDUCATION":
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2020-02-13: Task 1
A table shows the cost of coffee in six cities in Australia.

Questions and samples related to topic "CONSUMPTION":
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