IELTS Writing Task 1 - Table Essay Example 1

In this post, we will look at a Writing Task 1 Academic table essay example from the IELTS writing task 1 Academic Test. Students often ask if the questions are repeated year after year and the answer is no, but the type of chart, graph or table can be.

There are so many questions written each year, you may find you practice answering various questions on different topics. It is best practice to learn how to answer each one of the various types of writing task 1 questions, from bar charts, line graphs, maps, process etc.

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Take a look at the IELTS Writing Task 1 Academic essay example below >>

*This table question and answer were provided by a student. IELTS Achieve did not design this question*


The table illustrates the comparative figures based on four phases of the lives of citizens from five countries namely Bangladesh, Bolivia Egypt, Indonesia and the USA.

Overall, The United States of America got the highest number on the GNP and caloric intake per person. They also have the longest life expectation and the lowest infant death rate, whereas Bangladesh obtained the lowest figure in the same category. In addition, they have the shortest life expectancy and received the highest numbers of mortality rate in infants.

On the one hand, based on the GNP in 1982 using US dollars as the basis, the Americans got the highest figure with 13160 followed by Egypt and Indonesia with 690 and 580 respectively, whereas Bolivians got 570 and lastly with 140 are the Bangladeshis. The USA yet again have the highest daily caloric intake per person with 3653 while Bangladesh got the lowest daily calorie consumption per citizen with 1877.

On the other hand, looking at the life expectancy, Americans outlive the other citizens from the four countries with 74 as the average life expectation. Just trailing behind were Egypt, Bolivia and Indonesia with 56, 49 and 40 correspondingly, whereas Bangladesh got the lowest position with only an average of 40 years old.

Finally, with regards to the infant mortality rate, Bangladesh received the highest rate with 132 deaths per 1000 live births followed by Bolivians, Egyptians and Indonesians with 124, 97 and 87 respectively, whereas only 12 infants’ deaths are recorded for the Americans.

Word count - 251 / Band score - 8


  • Task Achievement - The answer provides a paraphrased question, to begin with, followed by an overview that gives the reader key information.    
  • Coherence and Cohesion - The answer has been divided into clear logical paragraphs.      
  • Lexical Resource - There is evidence of paraphrasing, synonyms and some less common words. 
  • Grammatical Range and Accuracy - The answer has no grammatical errors. The sentences are mainly made up of multiple clauses and have a variety of structures. 

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