IELTS Writing Task 1 - Multiple Charts Essay Example 5

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 diagram describes the comparative statistics of the 4 primary causes in the world of land deterioration, while the second chart illustrates the effects of this in three main continents mainly Oceania, North America and Europe in the year 1990.

Overall, when it comes to reasons of land degradation, overgrazing garnered the highest percentage while the others category received the lowest fraction. Europe obtained the largest proportion of degraded land and North America had the lowest percentage obtained.

On the one hand, overgrazing of farm animals established the primary reason for land deprivation with 35% followed by deforestation and over-cultivation with 30% and 28% respectively. With 7 % the other reasons category had the smallest proportion.

On the other hand, the European countries had the greatest proportion of degraded land with 23% with over-cultivation being the main reason trailed by Oceania and North America with 13% and 5% accordingly.

Word count - 150 / 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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