Demand for electricity in England during typical days in winter and summer

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 with answer.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The graph below shows the demand for electricity in England during typical days in winter and summer. The pie chart shows how electricity is used in an average English home.

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

You should write at least 150 words.

                                          Typical daily demand for electricity

Typical daily demand for electricity

                                  What the electricity is used for:


Sample Answer:
 The supplied line graph compares the electricity demand in England during a typical day in winter and in summer while the pie chart shows the usages of the electricity.

According to the line graph, during winter the demand for electricity was much higher than the electricity demand during the summer season on average in England. During a typical day during winter, the average electricity demand was around 35 thousand units while this demand was about 16 thousand units during summer. Again the demand for electricity fluctuates during the different hours of a typical day and this demand seems lowest in the early morning and highest in late night.

Based on the pie chart data, it can be clearly seen that room and water heating require more than half of the total electricity usage. Washing machines, kettles and ovens consume around 17.5% of the total electricity demand while lighting houses, watching TV and listening to the radio require 15% of the total electricity. Finally, the same percentage of electricity is consumed by English people for running vacuum cleaners, food mixers and electric devices.

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