IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 with answer.
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The charts below show the number of Japanese tourists travelling abroad between 1985 and 1995 and Australia’s share of the Japanese tourist market.
Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information shown below.
You should write at least 150 words.
Japanese tourists travelling abroad
Australia’s share of Japan’s tourist market
Sample Answer :
The bar chart shows the number of Japanese tourists who travelled to other countries from 1985 to 1995 while the line graph presents data on the Japanese tourists who travelled to Australia for the same duration.
According to the bar graph, about 5 million Japanese tourists travelled abroad in 1985. This number kept on increasing each year except in 1991 when about 10 million Japanese tourists went to other countries. Finally, in 1995 the number reached over 15 million which was more than thrice the number of Japanese tourists who travelled abroad in 1985.
According to the line graph, among 5 million Japanese tourists, 2 million travelled in Australia. This number kept on rising until 89 when it reached about 5 million. In 1990, the Australian share of Japanese tourists decreased to just over 4 million and then this number increased steadily till 1994 when it amounted to over 6 million tourists. Finally, in 1995, out of 15 million total Japanese tourists 6 million travelled to Australia. This data shows that Australia was a very popular tourist’s destination for Japanese tourists for the given span of time.