IELTS Writing Task 1 - Multiple Charts Essay 2

In this post, we will look at a Writing Task 1 Academic multiple chart 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 or graph 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 multiple chart question and answer were provided by a student. IELTS Achieve did not design this  question*


The first charts give information on how electricity is generated from two countries (Germany and France) in 2009 while the diagrams opposite illustrate the different sources of renewable energies from France and Germany. The units of measurements are in kWh.

Overall, conventional thermal energy is the primary source of electrical power in Germany whereas French people depended on nuclear resources for their main electrical energy. The data also displays in regards to renewable energy, that Germany relied on biomass and wind power while France considered hydroelectricity to be their main source of renewable power.

On the one hand, garnering a 59.6% fraction of the pie chart, Germany trusted conventional thermal energy to be the main source of their electricity followed by nuclear and renewable with both 23% and 17.4% respectively, whereas French citizens were very confident to use the nuclear power plant as the main foundation of their electrical supply with 76% followed by renewables (13.7%) and conventional thermal (10.3%).

On the other hand, the primary source of renewable energy in Germany was the use of biomass 39.3% and this was closely followed by wind power generation (36.9%). Hydroelectric sources came in with 17.7% then via solar power with only 6.1%. The data also shows that France is confident with hydroelectric power to provide electricity with 80.3% whereas only 10.5% and 8.1% electrical power have been provided by wind and biomass respectively. Similarly, solar energy came second to the last with only .9% while both countries didn’t want to rely on geothermal sources. 

Word count - 253 / Band score - 8

*This is a high word count for writing task 1 - it could be edited in places.*


  • 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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