Sample answer of BAR chart IELTS academic writing task 1

The diagram below shows information about member attendance at various clubs in a metro city.
Summarize  the information but selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparison where relevant.

Sample answer of BAR chart:

The given bar chart illustrates the information about visits of members to four clubs in a metro city for a seven month period.

Overall, it is conspicuous that the entery to all clubs remained almost steady with an exception of the America club, which saw a handsome rise in visits in the last two months.

Turning to the details, in the first six months the number of visits to French club had been almost constant, amounting to around 60,000.whereas, they increased to almost 78000 in the month of July. The most regularity in number of visits was also seen in the case of british club where, members visits again remained in the range of around 60,000.

As regards of rest of clubs, Japanese club observed nearly 3900 visitors in January and that increased to about 47000 in April, but after that the visits decreased and remained steady at about 43,000.Finally, the clear winner in terms of number of visitors was the American club, with nearly 80,000 visitors for the first four months, and then the number soared to nearly 97000 in June and settled at about 85000 in July.

Are you wondering how to stay focused on your English if your IELTS classes have stopped? (We Love IELTS is here to help!)

Here are fewv simple ideas that you can do from home to maintain your English level.

1. Test yourself with practice questions

Alternate between doing timed practices and allowing yourself as long as you need to really understand the questions and texts. If you have any of the IELTS  preparation aegamer. in there are model answers and examiner comments to help you analyse your own work.

If you don’t have access to the Cambridge IELTS practice tests series don’t worry, you can find official IELTS sample test questions on the ielts practice website.

2. Record yourself doing an IELTS Speaking test

If you have a friend who can practise with you, either at home or online, why not take turns being the examiner and the candidate. Listen back and evaluate your own performance. You could also try to note down everything you said, like a transcript, this will help you to identify any mistakes that you made. If you want to understand the IELTS Speaking test do read my recent blog.

3. Test out computer delivered IELTS

Even if you have no intention of taking a computer-delivered IELTS test there are some really helpful practice materials available on the internet. The test is the same whether you take it on a computer or on paper so these activities will be useful to you. Perhaps you will decide that you would actually prefer to take your IELTS test on a computer.

Testbank-i is our official online practice test for IELTS, it’s the perfect preparation for computer-delivered IELTS. Try in ‘Practice Mode’ multiple times with tips, feedback and answers. Then try in ‘Test Mode’ to see how you perform in exam-like conditions. Use code “PROMOIELTS” for 30% discount.


4. Check your bookshelf

Have a look on your bookshelves and see what old textbooks you have. Now might be the perfect time to finally work through that grammar book you got when you were 16 and didn’t ever complete! If you have test preparation materials then why not do the questions. Even if you’ve already completed a reading comprehension task, the text itself is a really valuable resource which will be full of vocabulary that you can learn.

5. Take some time to learn all about the IELTS test

Download the Official Guide for Candidates and make sure you read through carefully.

Find out more about each skiil . Join in as much as you can online

Write comments, answer and ask questions, do tasks and get feedback or just feel like part of a wider community of learners. You may even find some new friends along the way. On our Facebook page we are offering a range of live sessions, please do join or check back for recordings.

7. Keep your general English level up

Do some fun stuff and don’t just focus on IELTS. If you want some ideas of what you could be doing, check out my blog post about ways to work on your general English at home.

8. The Academic Wordlist

It was developed by Averil Coxhead at the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. The list contains 570 word families which were selected because they appear with great frequency in a broad range of academic texts. The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) have a great,  resources that you can access to learn these important vocabulary items.

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