The graph below shows UK acid rain emissions between 1990 and 2007

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 with answer.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The graph below shows UK acid rain emissions, measured in millions of tonnes, from four different sectors between 1990 and 2007.

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

You should write at least 150 words.

UK acid rain emissions

Sample Answer:
The supplied line graph gives information on acid rain emission in the United Kingdom from four different sectors from 1991 to 2007. The Y axis presents the acid rain emission in millions of tonnes while the X axis shows the years from 1991 to 2007. Overall, the acid rain emission from ‘electricity, gas and water supply’ and ‘other industries’ had significantly decreased over the years while it had increased slightly from transport and communication sectors.

As is observed from the graph, more than 3 tonnes acid rain emission caused by a single sector (electricity, gas and water supply) in 1991. In this year other three sectors: transport & communication, domestic and other industries in combination released just over 3 million tonnes of acid rain among which more than 2 million was emitted from other industries. Over the years the acid rain release from electricity, gas and water supply decreased sharply and reached to just one ton in 1999. At that time other industries emitted the maximum amount of acid rain which was about 1.5 tonnes. Other two sources contributed to about 0.5 tone acid rain emission in this year. Domestic sectors always emitted the least amount of acid rain which was initially over 0.5 ton but got below 0.5 after the year 1998. Finally in the year 2007 overall acid rain emission from all these four sectors decreased and they were from approximately 0.25 to 1.25 tones out of which ‘domestic’ was lowest and ‘other industries’ was highest.

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