Dear Liz, thank you again for you lessons. No words to describe how helpful they are! It would higly appreciate if you could check my pie chart description given below.
Hi I can write that or not in Iles exam
The two pie charts compare of the comparison
across different of energy production in franch in the years 1995 and 2005 .for five of sectors ,it is evident of this time frame there was significant change in their proportion of comparison of energy production transaction
You can be given two pie charts to compare in IELTS writing task 1. Below are easy steps to write each paragraph in order to describe your pie chart in a complete report. Each step takes you through a paragraph practice and sample models. Learn about the introduction, overview and body paragraphs for your pie chart.
I’m not sure what you are referring to. All IELTS pie charts give the percentages or the units sepcifically and students must use what is written on the paper. Any deviation from figures printed on their task sheet will result in lower marks. This is a simple English language test.
When you have a lot of data, for example with two charts or a graph and a table, you need to make a decision about how much information you put in the overview. Of course the key features are usually the highest and lowest but you must decide if you want to include them both. You are being marked on your ability to select information.
I understand your confusion. But don’t over think this. There are five colours and five categories in the pie charts. “Other” counts as one category as shown in the pie charts. You should write this as “other forms of energy account for …..”. It is quite common for IELTS to give type of category in a pie chart, table or bar chart.
All the best
Thank you for the model answer for the pie chart. You have written as “very slight increase of about a mere 1%”. My question is do we still need to wright mere since we have used slight and about in the same sentence.? (all three are synonyms? may be duplicate?)
It’s very useful when you write about pie charts to use both descriptive language and accurate percentages. For example, almost one quarter (23%) or around one in four (26%). But always remember to put the percentages in brackets.
All the best
In pie chart, can we also write units are meaured by percentage? Or is it only applicable in the line graph and bar chart? Because your model answer did not mention it. Thanks.
Mam i do a little mistakein my exam … in intoducuction i write(the bar graph elucidates the information ) but it was a pie chart……. so what band score would be deducted in my task 1???
Question 1: 10% is not a great change at all. If you look at the general layout of the pie charts, there is almost no change. There are only slight changes. Had one source of energy grown by 25% or 50%, then we could not have written that. Remember that this is an overview which looks at main trends rather than smaller detail.
Question 2: The topic sentence of BP1 shows that this is about energy production. It is not necessary to repeat this in every sentence which follows. As long as the topic sentence is clear and contains all information, you don’t need so much subsequent repetition.
Hi liz, You video and tips are too much helpful for me. But i am in confusing situation to write task 1 when it comprises two more graph (such as it comprises with bar, line, & pie chart). How can i complete this task easily? Pls give me some suggestions. I am waiting for your response. finally thanks for your excellent tips and videos.
How to compare two pie charts in IELTS writing task 1. This sample answer illustrates the method of organising the report as well as useful language and sentence structures to get a band score 9. These pie charts were reported in the IELTS test in November, 2017.
Your lessons are very useful thank you so much!
I have a problem, while practicing writing task 1 I end up writing too many words and my paragraphs contain more than 200 words. I try focusing on the main key features or ideas but when there are is a lot of details about the chart I get really confused of what to and what not to write.
Any tips for that?