IELTS Writing Task 1 - Table Essay Example 2

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 shows the comparative figures based on four monthly expenditures namely; food and drink, housing, clothing and entertainment in the following countries; France, Germany, The UK, Turkey and Spain.

Overall, Turkey had the highest percentage of food and drink, while the UK spent most of their money on housing, Germany got the top spot in clothing and entertainment respectively.

On the one hand, based on food and drink spending with 36% Turkey had the highest figure followed by Spain and The UK with 31% and 27 % correspondingly, whereas France had 25% and lastly the Germans with 22%.  In terms of housing, the British spent the highest amount of 37% and the Spanish received the lowest with 18%.

On the other hand, looking at clothing expenses, theGermans spent the most with 15% while the citizens of Turkey, the British people and the Spanish trailed behind with 12%, 11% and 8% respectively, while the French had the lowest clothing expenditure with only 7%.

Finally, with regards to entertainment, Germany produced the highest number with 19% followed by Spain, France and the UK with 15%, 13% and 11% accordingly, as Turkey got the lowest with 10%.

Word count - 195 / 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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