IELTS Writing Task 1 #134


When two quantities are compared using figures, we can mark the comparison using whereas or while. Whereas is generally used when the difference is stressed, and while is generally used for more neutral comparisons.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The table below gives information about a restaurantís average sales in three different branches in 2016.

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

Write at least 150 words.

IELTS Writing Task 1

Model answer

The table illustrates the performance of three different branches of a chain of restaurants in three different locations in Vancouver for the year 2016. It is evident that the best performer is the branch in Georgia Street, which with 854 transactions a day on average has at least 100 more transactions than Dunsmuir Street and more than double from Drake Street. Georgia Street is also ahead in terms of average transaction value (ATV), with $10.69 per transaction compared to Dunsmuir Streetís $5.61 and Drake Streetís $9.02.

On average, eat-in and take-away transactions are almost equal in each restaurant, with take-away transactions ending slightly ahead in two of them. Drake Street is the only exception, with eat-in transactions surpassing take-away by 10.

The table also gives us information about the most popular item in each branch, revealing that the eating habit of customers in each area are widely varied: Georgia Streetís best seller is Chicken Burger, while Dunsmuir Streetís customers favour Chicken Wings, and Drake Streetís customers prefer Chicken Pasta.

Overall, it is clear that the Georgia Streetís branch is the companyís most profitable branch, with the highest number of transactions and ATV. Drake Street, on the other hand, lags far behind, despite the fact that its ATV is higher than Dunsmuir Street.

(212 words)