The pie charts below show electricity generation by source in New Zealand and Germany in 1980 and 2010.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
You should write at least 150 words.
Electricity Generation by Source in New Zealand
Electricity Generation by Source in Germany
IELTS Academic Writing Task 1: Sample Answer
The given pie charts presents information about the electricity production from five different sources in New Zealand and Germany in two different years. As is observed from the given data, total electricity production in these two countries increases and nuclear power became the main source of electricity production in Germany in 2010.
According to the given data, 127 units of electricity were generated in New Zealand in 1980 and this increased to 200 units in 2010.
Again in Germany the electricity production in 1980 was 107 units and it increased to 214 units in 2010. In 1980 natural gas and coal were the main source for electricity production which contributed to 228 units of electricity production each. Hydro power produced 22 units in this year while 20 units electricity was produced using nuclear power. Remaining 7 units of energy came from petroleum which contributed to the least amount of electricity production in this year.
After 30 years, nuclear power became the main source for generating electricity in Germany that produced 155 units out of total 214 units. 27 and 28 units of electricity were produced using coal and hydro power and others sources contributes very less units if electricity generation.