IELTS Writing Task 1 #167

Exam tip

What is Writing Task 1?

A writing task based on data. This can show statistical data presented in a graph, table or chart, or it can show visual data in plans / maps or a process diagram. Sometimes more than one set of data will be included.

What does Writing Task 1 test?

  • the clear organisation of your ideas
  • the ability to write an overview of what the data shows
  • the ability to express the information concisely and accurately
  • the use of an appropriate academic style (formal or neutral) and a range of appropriate vocabulary and grammatical structures
  • accurate grammar, spelling and punctuation

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The graph shows data on the manufacture of passenger cars in 2015.

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

Write at least 150 words.

Pie Chart

Model answer

The pie chart gives the percentage of passenger cars manufactured by different regions of the world. For the purposes of this data set, the world is divided into seven regions.

What stands out is that the regions of Greater China and Europe lead the way in terms of the manufacture of passenger cars, with 26% and 25% respectively. By contrast, very few cars are produced in the Middle East and Africa: just 2% originate from that area.

Turning next to the Americas, a sharp contrast can be seen between the Northern and Southern parts of the continent. Whereas North America can boast 19% of the world's passenger car production, South America manufactures just 4% of this type of vehicle.

Finally, moving on to Japan and Korea, despite the fact that they are just two countries rather than a whole region, they account for a sizeable proportion of the total, at 16%.

(151 words)