Table

In Academic Writing Task 1, you need to describe some visual information. This visual information might be a table. Tables contain words, numbers or signs, or a combination of these, displayed in columns or boxes to illustrate a set of facts and the relationship between them.

Reasons for attending the arts - UK adults


The table below shows the results of a 20-year study into why adults in the UK attend arts events.

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

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Independent films released in the UK and Republic of Ireland by genre 2012


The table below gives information about UK independent films.

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

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Languages with the most native speakers


The table below gives information about languages with the most native speakers.

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

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A restaurant’s average sales in three different branches


The table below gives information about a restaurant’s average sales in three different branches in 2016.

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

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Sales of Fairtrade-labelled tea and pineapples (2010 & 2015)


The tables below give information about sales of Fairtrade*-labelled tea and pineapples in 2010 and 2015 in five European countries.

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

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Qualifications for English Language Teachers obtained 2007/8 and 2008/9, UK


The table below shows the number of students living in the UK gaining English language teacher training qualifications in 2007/8 and 2008/9, and the proportion of male qualifiers.

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

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The market share of notebook computer manufacturers


The table below shows the worldwide market share of the notebook computer market for manufacturers in the years 2006 and 2007.

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

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Participation in cultural activities, by age


The Table below shows the results of a survey that asked 6800 Scottish adults (aged 16 years and over) whether they had taken part in different cultural activities in the past 12 months.

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

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Cinema viewing figures for films by country, in millions


The table below shows the cinema viewing figures for films by country, in millions.

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

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Transport and car use in Edmonton


The table gives information on transport and car use in Edmonton.

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

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Number of children ever born, Women aged 40–44 years


The table below presents the number of children ever born to women aged 40-44 years in Australia for each year the information was collected since 1981.

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

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UK students' responses to a question


The diagrams show UK students' responses to the question of to what extent would they describe themselves as financially organised.

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

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Reasons for shopping at ASDA supermarket


The table shows reasons for shopping at ASDA supermarket.

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

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The number of medals


The table shows the number of medals won by the top ten countries in the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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

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The average band scores for students from different language groups


The table shows the average band scores for students from different language groups taking the IELTS General Test in 2010.

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

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The monthly expenditure of an average Australian family


The table shows the monthly expenditure of an average Australian family in 1991 and 2001.

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

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The amount of beer and fruit juice consumed


The tables give information about the amount of beer and fruit juice consumed per person per year in different countries.

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

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Favorite Pastimes in different countries


The table gives information about Favorite Pastimes in different countries.

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

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