Average monthly temperatures and the average number of hours of sunshine

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 with answer.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The graph and table below show the average monthly temperatures and the average number of hours of sunshine per year in three major cities.

Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

You should write at least 150 words.

monthly temperatures

Total annual hours of sunshine for London, New York and Sydney

hours of sunshine

Sample Answer:
The supplied illustration gives data about the average temperature and sunshine duration per month in London, New York and Sydney. Overall, temperature in London and New York is higher during May to mid-September while during this time temperature in Sydney is lower.

As is given in the line graph, average monthly temperature in January in Sydney is 25 degree while the temperature at that time in London and New York are about 8 and 3 degree respectively. After March the temperature in Sydney drops while it increases in two other cities. Around mid of the May the temperature in Sydney and London intersects at around 19 degree. At that time temperature in New York is over 20 degree. From mid May to mid august temperature in New York and London reach to about 29 and 24 degree respectively which is highest in these two cities. After mid September the temperature in London and New York keep falling while increases in Sydney. During December the temperature in first two cities fall to 10 and 5 degree correspondingly while Sydney experiences a high temperature as it was in earlier 25.

The table data shows the yearly sunshine in these three cities and it is clear that annual sunshine is New york is highest which is 2535 compared to 1180 in London and 2473 in Sydney.