Cambridge IELTS 11 Task 1 Writing | The charts below show the percentage of water used for different purposes in six areas of the world.

WRITING TASK 1

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The charts below show the percentage of water used for different purposes in six areas of the world.

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

Write at least 150 words.

Water usage around the world


IELTS 11 Writing Test 1, Task 1 Answer

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The pie charts illustrates water usage in six different regions around the world. Notably, Europe consumes the greatest quantity of water for industrial purposes, closely followed by North America. The other four regions use significantly less water for industrial purposes, but use water predominantly for agriculture.

Both North America and Europe consume much less water for use in agriculture than the other four regions. In contrast, in three of those regions, Africa, South East Asia and Central Asia, water used for agriculture accounts for more than 80% of total water consumed in each region. Africa, South East Asia and Central Asia have considerably similar water consumption profiles. Interestingly, South America, while predominantly using water for agriculture, actually consumes more water for domestic purposes than both North America and Europe.

The data provided clearly illustrates the difference between the heavily industrialized economies of North America and Europe, and non-industrialized economies such as those of South America, South East Asia and Central Asia in terms of water consumption.


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