Academic Writing Sample Task 1 #70


Always look carefully at what figures represent.

  • If they represent percentages, you must use expressions such as a large/small/higher/lower percentage of men...
  • If the figures give numbers, you can write many/more/most/few/fewer men...

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The charts A and B show the share of the UK and Australian cinema market in 2001 and cinema admission in the UK and Australia from 1976 to 2006.

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

Write at least 150 words.

IELTS Writing Task 1
Sources: Admission data: BFI, Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA).

Read this sample report and fill each space by choosing one of the words in the box.


Chart (A) shows the cinema industry’s share of the Australian and UK cinema market by origin in 2001. In both countries, films made in the United States with 77% of the market in the UK to 67% in Australia. UK films for 21% of the UK cinema market and 6% of the Australian market. On the other hand, while 11% of the films shown in Australia were Australian, no Australian films were shown in the UK. Films from other countries had 16% of the market share in Australia as to just 2% in the UK.

Chart (B) shows cinema admissions in the UK and Australia since 1976. In both countries cinema admissions in the early 1980s. In Australia admissions from just under 40 million in 1980 to about 30 million in 1984–6 while in the UK the decrease was far more dramatic (from 100 million in 1980 to less than 60 million in 1984). Since then, however, the industry has in both countries. In 2001, cinema admissions in the UK at over 150 million, whereas in Australia they reached 90 million.

Overall, the charts show that the cinema has in popularity in both countries over the last 15 years, but that the origins of the films projected in Australia are more diverse than in the UK.