IELTS Writing Task 1 - Multiple Charts Essay Example 4

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 two charts illustrate the comparative statistics on the number of principal causes of travelling in and out from the UK in 2007. The units are measured in percentages and the source came from ONS.

Overall, looking for work is the main purpose of migrating and emigrating to the UK while no reason stated had the lowest percentage of arrivals in the UK during 2007. It also can be seen that with regards to emigration, formal studies garnered the lowest fraction.

On the one hand, the data shows that landing a worthy profession was consistently high in reasons for both going in and out of the country, 30% and 29% respectively. According to the data, there is a big difference in the percentage of formal studies in the UK, which gained 26% whereas only 4% were recorded of the number of people who studied outside of the UK in 2007.

On the other hand, there is a slight difference between migrating (15%) and emigrating (13%) if the reason was to escort someone. The same can be seen in other purposes where 11% left for migration and 14% decided to emigrate respectively. However, the percentage doubled when looking for a job for both going in and out of the UK 12% and 22% correspondingly.

Word count - 213 / 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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