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Band 9 IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 Answer – Video

by Oli Redman on 10 January, 2018 , Comments Off on Band 9 IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 Answer – Video

In this lesson, you can see how to write a band 9 answer for task 1 of the academic IELTS writing exam. You’ll see how to plan your answer for the IELTS Writing Task 1, and useful tips to improve your IELTS writing score.

Model Answer – Band 9 IELTS Task 1 (Academic)

Sample IELTS writing task 1 academic question

The pie charts show people’s reasons for travelling by air at different times of year: in December and in June.

There are some significant similarities in the data shown by the two charts. In both months, going on vacation was by far the most popular reason for travelling. A similar proportion of people (around 25%) were travelling to visit family or friends in both surveys. The least important reasons for travelling were transiting to another destination and ‘other’ reasons, which together constituted no more than 15% of the total in either month.

On the other hand, the pattern in June is in some ways notably different to that of December. One major difference was that many more people are travelling to go on vacation in June: over half of all respondents were going on holiday in June (around 60%), compared to a figure of about 45% for December. Another key difference was in the number of people travelling for work, with far fewer people giving this reason in June (around 10%), than in December (approximately 25%). Slightly more people reported that they were in transit to another destination in June, but the gap between the two figures was not large relative to the total: about 5% in December against 10% or so in June.

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Oli RedmanBand 9 IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 Answer – Video