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 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 nations 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 with 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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