Writing task 1 sample/model answer (Cambridge IELTS 8 Test 1)

Posted by Grant Richardson, 4th October, 2017

Here is a sample answer I wrote this week with a student to IELTS 8 Test 1 Task 1:

Writing task 1

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The pie charts below show the main reasons why agricultural land becomes less productive. The table shows how these causes affected three regions of the world during the 1990s.

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

You should write at least 150 words.

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Sample answer by Grant:

The pie chart shows the leading causes of farmland degradation worldwide. The table gives the ratios for three main causes in three different regions of the world as a percentage of the total land affected in each region in the 1990s.

From the pie chart,

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