|Production of cow milk (tons x 1000)|
IELTS Academic Writing | Task 1 Answer
Over the six-year period, Belgium experienced a significant increase in milk production for two years (2010 and 2011); more than three times the level in 2009 and 2014. France saw a steady but slight increase in its milk production over the six years. Milk production in Germany consistently and steadily increased year after year throughout the entire period in question. Unlike Germany, the UK experienced a slight overall increase in volume of milk produced over the six years; however, growth was not consistent as in the case of Germany.
Clearly, Germany with the largest mean value of population over the period produced the greatest quantity of milk. Likewise, expectedly, Belgium being the country with the smallest mean population for the six-year period produced the lowest volume of milk. Interestingly, although the UK and France had virtually the same mean population levels during the period, France produced considerably more milk per capita than the UK.
IELTS Task 1 Writing TipThe sample answer above shows how it is possible to summarize the information given in the table and pie chart without the need to use actual numbers from the table and chart. This is just one method. Also note the variety of language used, for example:
- producer of milk, milk producer, milk production, volume of milk produced
- a significant increase [adjective + noun], consistently and steadily increased [adverb + adverb + verb]
- the six-year period, over the six years, the entire period in question, during the period
Good lexical resource (vocabulary) and variety is essential to achieve a high score in IELTS writing.