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IELTS 2021 Academic Chart Writing Questions

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2021-01-16: Task 1
The chart shows the production of olive oil.

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.

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.

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
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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2019-12-12: Task 1   Vocabulary for Environment
The flow chart shows the stages in the process of can recycling.

Questions and samples related to topic "ENVIRONMENT":
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2019-12-12: Task 1   Vocabulary for Environment
The flow chart shows the stages in the process of water recycling.

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2019-12-07: Task 1   Vocabulary for Change
The bar chart shows the percentage of the total world population in four countries (India, China, USA, Japan) in 1950 and 2002,and the projections for 2050.

Questions and samples related to topic "CHANGE,PRICE":
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2019-12-07: Task 1
A line graph shows the number of international conferences in three capital cities between 1980 and 2010.

2019-12-07: Task 1
A table showed the percentages of moviegoers to the cinema in Australia in a period, and the line graph depicted the different age groups visiting cinema during the same period.

Questions and samples related to topic "CINEMA":
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2019-11-30: Task 1   Vocabulary for Change
A graph shows the changes in average house prices from 1987 to 2014 in three countries.

Questions and samples related to topic "CHANGE,PRICE":
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2019-11-30: Task 1
A bar chart and a table show the country of birth of people who live in Australia.

2019-11-16: Task 1   Vocabulary for Home
A line graph shows the different types of new homes constructed from 2010 to 2020.

Questions and samples related to topic "HOME":
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2019-11-16: Task 1
The bar chart shows how three different types of tea (green tea, oolong tea, and black leaf tea) are produced from tea leaves.

Questions and samples related to topic "PRODUCTION":
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2019-11-16: Task 1   Vocabulary for Environment
A bar chart shows the survey about the opinion of young people in four European countries regarding the best solution for global warming. (Four solutions: lifestyle changes, government regulations, advancement in technology, and none of them.)

Questions and samples related to topic "ENVIRONMENT":
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2019-11-07: Task 1
The bar charts show the comparison of salt intake between men and women of different ages in American in 2000.

Questions and samples related to topic "GENDER":
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2019-11-07: Task 1
The bar chart shows a comparison of the number of land and trees used in three states in Australia.

Questions and samples related to topic "LAND":
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2019-11-07: Task 1
Two Bar charts show the proportion of water used by 5 different economic sectors in two years.

Questions and samples related to topic "WATER":
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2019-11-02: Task 1
The bar chart shows the percentages of attendance at three concerts in Australia.

Questions and samples related to topic "ENTERTAINMENT":
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2019-10-26: Task 1   Vocabulary for Education
The bar chart shows the proportions of males and females who enrolled in primary, secondary, and tertiary schools.

Questions and samples related to topic "EDUCATION":
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2019-10-26: Task 1
A table shows the comparison of the cocoa bean production in six different regions between 1992 and 1998.

Questions and samples related to topic "PRODUCTION":
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2019-10-19: Task 1
The chart shows the health spending as a percentage of GDP of five countries in 2002.

Questions and samples related to topic "HEALTH":
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2019-10-12: Task 1
The bar chart shows the comparison between male and female travel in European countries.

Questions and samples related to topic "GENDER":
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2019-09-28: Task 1
Two charts.

The bar chart shows the number of tourists from the United States, the UK, and Japan to Australia in 1995 and 2005; the line chart shows the changes in numbers of visitors who went to Australia by staying at a resort and backpacking in 1995, 2000 and 2005.

Questions and samples related to topic "TOURISM":
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2019-09-28: Task 1
The table shows the population of three cities (Sao Paulo, Jakarta, and Shanghai) in 1990, and the population forecast in 2000 and the actual in 2000 in those three cities.

Questions and samples related to topic "POPULATION":
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2019-09-28: Task 1   Vocabulary for Change
The map shows the changes in a park from 1986 to its current shape in 2015.

Questions and samples related to topic "CHANGE":
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2019-09-21: Task 1   Vocabulary for Change
Two charts show the development of Bridgetown in 1700 and 2000.

Questions and samples related to topic "CHANGE":
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2019-09-12: Task 1
A bar graph shows a comparison between boys and girls who were involved in some physical activities.

Questions and samples related to topic "ACTIVITY":
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2019-09-07: Task 1   Vocabulary for Education
A table shows the percentage of youth in 18-24-year-old joining in education and training programs and the expenditure of the government on education and training in five European countries.

Questions and samples related to topic "EDUCATION":
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2019-08-24: Task 1
Two pie charts show the proportion of the world’s forests and timber production in six different regions in 2010.

Questions and samples related to topic "PRODUCTION":
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2019-08-24: Task 1
The diagrams show information on two tunnels about distance and constructed year in an Australian city.

2019-08-24: Task 1
A line graph shows sugar production and consumption in India between 2001 and 2011.

Questions and samples related to topic "PRODUCTION,CONSUMPTION":
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