Exercise 1 | Know the Information
The graph below shows the contribution of tourism in billions of dollars to the Egyptian economy from 1982 to 2003.
Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
Write at least 150 words.
It is very important that you present the main features or trends in the data in an overview sentence or sentences. A good overview should allow the reader to understand what the graph generally shows without giving any detail (don't use numbers/values and specific descriptions in the overview - save this information for the body paragraphs).
IELTSTutors recommend that you include this information in the introduction so that you don’t forget it or run out of time to include it. You must include an overview in order to get a good score for academic writing task 1.
Exercise 2 | Analyse Introductions
The bar chart illustrates the changing value in US dollars of tourism to the Egyptian economy between 1982 and 2003. Overall, it is clear that there were both increases and decreases in the amount of money generated by tourism over the period.
The graph shows the contribution of tourism in billions of dollars to the Egyptian economy from 1982 to 2003. Overall, there were higher amounts of money generated by tourism at the end of the period than at the beginning with the lowest in 1982 and the highest in 2000.
The bar chart illustrates the income generated by tourism in Egypt in certain years between 1982 and 2003. Overall, there was a higher income from tourism at the end of the period than at the beginning with an increase in income from 1982 to 2000 followed by a decline.
The bar chart illustrates the income generated by tourism in Egypt in certain years between 1982 and 2003. Overall, there was a higher income from tourism at the end of the period than at the beginning with an increase in income from 0.3 billion dollars in 1982 to a peak of 4.4 billion dollars in 2000 followed by a decline to around 1.7 billion dollars at the end of the period.
Study the example paragraph and complete the table below by selecting the appropriate word in the text.
Many candidates are worried that their score for lexis (vocabulary) will be poor if they repeat prepositions. However, there is no problem with repeating prepositions. In fact, you must repeat these words as there are no other words which can be used for this job in English.
In 1982, income from tourism stood at the lowest amount of the whole period at roughly 0.3 billion dollars. Between 1982 and the year 2000, income from tourism in Egypt increased significantly. In 1993 it increased by 1.5 billion dollars to approximately 1.8 billion. 2 years later the figure stood at 2.3 billion and in a further 2 years it was just below 3 billion dollars. Income from tourism reached a peak in 2000 at around 4.3 billion dollars.
In 2001 income from tourism dropped slightly to 3.8 billion dollars and it remained stable at this level in the following year. In 2003 there was a significant drop in the contribution of tourism as it fell from 3.8 billion to the same level as in 1993 at roughly 1.8 billion dollars.