Change Over Time

Change Over Time

The IELTS change over time task is designed to test your ability to explain information during different time periods shown in a line graph, bar graph, pie chart, table, process diagram, or map (the last two tasks will be covered in a separate section). You must present the information in your own words as complete sentences within paragraphs. You are required to write over 150 words, and the task should be completed in 20 minutes (both part 1 and 2 must be finished in 1 hour).

1) describing trends verb and noun phrases.
2) describing data levels using verbs and nouns
3) adverbs and adjectives to describe trends precisely
4) prepositions for time and data
5) describing numbers and percentages
6) past tense and sometimes future tense.

𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘸 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘯𝘶𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘴 𝘷𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘶𝘭𝘢𝘳 𝘊𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘣𝘣𝘦𝘢𝘯 𝘪𝘴𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘣𝘦𝘵𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘯 2010 𝘢𝘯𝘥 2017.


The line graph shows visits to an island in the Caribbean, by holidaymakers, from 2010 to 2017. Overall, the total visitors increased and this trend was mirrored by both the number of visitors staying on the island and on cruise liners.

Total visits started at 1 million in 2010, and then increased throughout the period, except for a brief plateau at about 2.7 million throughout 2015. A sharp increase in the final year saw visitors rise to 3.5 million.

Tourists staying on the island were about 750 thousand in 2010; then, during the next three years, this doubled. The number plateaued from 2013 to 2015 at 1.5 million and then fluctuated at this level over the final two years.

Vacationers on cruise liners started the period at 250 thousand, after fluctuating for two years the number rose continually to reach approximately 1.3 million by 2015. Then, in 2015, the number surpassed those staying on the island and finished at 2 million by 2017.

𝗙𝗥𝗘𝗘 𝗣𝗗𝗙: [model answers and homework tasks]


IELTS Writing Task 1 and 2: Academic and General Test
IELTS Writing Task 1 and 2: Academic and General Test


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