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IELTS 2021 Academic Chart Writing Questions

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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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2020-02-13: Task 1   Vocabulary for Education
A table shows the information of students enrolled in six departments in an Australian university in 2011.

Questions and samples related to topic "EDUCATION":
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2020-02-08: Task 1   Vocabulary for Museum
Two maps show the blueprints of the natural history museum in 2010 and 2013.

Questions and samples related to topic "MUSEUM":
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2020-02-01: Task 1
A bar chart shows the sales of different types of magazine in 1975, 1995 and 2015.

Questions and samples related to topic "SALE":
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2020-02-01: Task 1
A table describes the total health spending in 5 different countries in 2002.

Questions and samples related to topic "SPENDING":
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2020-01-23: Task 1
Two pie charts show the energy forms used in Australia in 2008 and 2030.

Questions and samples related to topic "ENERGY":
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2020-01-23: Task 1
A table shows a survey result of people’s top 7 sports in three periods.

Questions and samples related to topic "SPORT":
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2020-01-21: Task 1   Vocabulary for Change
Two maps show the change in a particular village in the UK in 2000 and now.

Questions and samples related to topic "CHANGE":
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2020-01-18: Task 1
A line graph shows the percentage of four types of electronic devices owned by households in the UK from 1995 to 2015.

Questions and samples related to topic "LIFE STYLE":
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2020-01-18: Task 1
A survey chart shows the percentages of people's favorite sports in the UK.

Questions and samples related to topic "SPORT":
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2020-01-16: Task 1
A bar chart is comparing the marriage rates by age in 1998 and 2008.

Questions and samples related to topic "MARRIAGE":
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2020-01-16: Task 1
The charts illustrate information about children under 18 learning musical instruments in a city in the UK in 1996 and 2016.

Questions and samples related to topic "CHILDREN":
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2020-01-14: Task 1
A table shows the percentage of women in parliament and managers in five countries in 2000.

Questions and samples related to topic "GENDER":
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2020-01-14: Task 1
A table consists of the number of cinemas in different locations in 2006 and 2009.

Questions and samples related to topic "CINEMA":
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2020-01-14: Task 1
A table shows the percentages of male and female jobs in four different fields over three decades.

Questions and samples related to topic "GENDER":
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2020-01-11: Task 1
A diagram shows the stages in process of smoking fish or bacon.

Questions and samples related to topic "FOOD":
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2020-01-11: Task 1
Three pie charts show the percentages of car sales trends for 3 years in a certain company.

Questions and samples related to topic "SALE":
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2020-01-11: Task 1
A line chart shows the percentage of the New Zealand population by four group ages from 1950-2050.

Questions and samples related to topic "POPULATION":
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2020-01-04: Task 1   Vocabulary for Education
A table shows the percentage of workers with a college education in five European countries.

Questions and samples related to topic "EDUCATION":
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2019-12-21: Task 1
A table shows the percentages of "very good" on the course.

Questions and samples related to topic "SCHOOL":
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2019-12-21: Task 1   Vocabulary for Environment
A map shows how the volcano eruptions by two stages affect a town on an island.

Questions and samples related to topic "ENVIRONMENT":
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2019-12-14: Task 1
The bar chart shows the percentages for leisure activities (watching TV, reading, cycling) in three different age groups in Australia in 2012.

Questions and samples related to topic "ACTIVITY":
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2019-12-14: Task 1
A table shows the productions of oil in four African countries.

Questions and samples related to topic "PRODUCTION":
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2019-12-14: Task 1
A pie chart shows the usage of social media by men and women in Australia in 2011 and 2014.

Questions and samples related to topic "GENDER":
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2019-12-14: Task 1
The flow chart shows the process of obtaining a driving license in the USA.

Questions and samples related to topic "PROCESS":
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2019-12-14: Task 1   Vocabulary for Travel
A line graph about the number of commuters traveling by car, bicycle, and train from 1970 to 2010.

Questions and samples related to topic "TRAVEL":
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