IELTS writing task 1 academic report band 9 model answer from Cambridge book 14. I will show you how to analyse the task, plan it, and write it to a band nine level. I’ll go into detail about the task achievement, cohesion and coherence, lexical resource, and grammar.
The plans below show a public park when it first opened in 1920 and the same park today.
The two pictures illustrate a park when it opened in 1920 and today. Overall, every feature of the park has been changed except for the entrances and one of the three rose gardens.
Looking first at the far left side of the image, the seats and music stage have been converted into a large amphitheatre with stadium-like seating. In the centre of the park, the two entrances remain the same, but the water fountain has been transformed into a rectangular-shaped rose garden with seating around each side.
Turning to the far-right side of the plans, the pond has become a play area for children and the glasshouse is now a water feature. Below the water feature, an underground parking area has been built and this can be accessed by turning left off Eldon Street. Next to the entrance on Arnold Avenue, the rose garden has been replaced with a café.
The chart below shows the value of one countries exports in various categories during 2015 in 2016. The table shows the percentage change in each category of exports in 2016 compared with 2015.
The bar chart illustrates a nation’s exports, by category, in 2015 and 2016; and the table gives the changes and exports for each category, on a percentage basis during the same period. Overall, all categories increased except for precious stones and jewellery.
The top two exports, which were oil-based goods and engineered products, had similar sales volumes. Petroleum products increased slightly by 3% from $60 billion in 2015 to about $62 billion in 2016. Engineered goods increased at a faster rate of 8.5% from roughly $58 billion in 2015 to approximately $61 billion in 2016.
The other three categories had much lower export values. Gems and jewellery recorded the only decline in sales of about $42 billion in 2015 declining by about 5 per cent in 2016. Farming products were $30 billion in 2015 and had only a slight increase of .81%. The greatest increase, of over 15%, was for textiles, which increased from approximately $25 billion to over $30 billion.
rephrasing of given vocabulary
country = nation
export earnings = earnings from exports, exports, sales abroad
petroleum products = oil, crude oil, oil based products
engineered goods goods = manufactured products
gems and jewellery = precious stones and jewels
agricultural products = farm produce
textiles = cloth materials
% /percentages = per cent, proportion
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The charts below show the average percentages in typical meals, of three types of nutrients, all of which may be unhealthy if eaten too much.
The diagram below shows how electricity is generated in a hydroelectric power station.
The illustration shows how a hydroelectric electricity plant generates power. Overall, power is generated during the day when water is released from a dam, and then at night, the water is pumped back to the dam.
Looking first at the daytime operation, this begins when water flows down a river to a high-level water storage facility with a dam. Next, the water passes through an intake of the dam and to a hydropower station. Subsequently, the water turns turbines which feeds power to the National Grid. At the end of the daytime, the water ends up in a low-level reservoir.
The nighttime operation starts with the turbines being reversed and water being pumped from the low-level reservoir. This water is then pumped up to the dam and into the high-level reservoir. All the water stays in the high-level reservoir because the intake to the dam is closed.
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