IELTS Report, topic: Single line graph describing rainfall statistics (from Target Band 7 book)

This report was written on a topic from “Target Band 7” book (page 40, reprinted with permission).

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task

The line graph below describes rainfall statistics for Somecountry.

Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information shown.

Write at least 150 words

Line graph describing rainfall statistics for Somecountry, from Target Band 7 book

Answer (approx. IELTS Band 7 level)

The line graph compares the average of amount of rainfall in Somecountry in 2004 in monthly terms. It can be clearly seen that the rainfall was the lowest in February, but relatively high in July, August and October.

From January to May 2004 the monthly amount of rainfall was below 50mm, and the least amount of rainfall was reported in February. The figures from March to May were gradually rising, however there were no significant changes during that period.

In contrast, between June and December the rainfall was quite volatile. For instance, while July and October had the higher amount of rainfall, 60mm and 65mm respectively, September saw a rapid decline in precipitation, dropping to 55mm. The rainfall in December also declined from October’s high to just about 50mm.

In conclusion, we can say that earlier months saw stable amounts of rainfall, but in the second half of the year the rainfall constantly fluctuated.

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IELTS Report, topic: Bar graph describing average house prices

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The chart below shows information about average house prices in five different cities between 1990 and 2002 compared with average house prices in 1989.

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

Write at least 150 words.

Average house prices

The chart provides a the average house prices in five various cities from 1990 to 2002 along with a comparison with house in 1989. Overall, it is clear that the average house increased substantially over the given period compared with the prices in 1989.

As can be seen, between 1990 and 1995, the average house prices in Tokyo and London a sharp dip by approximately 7% in both cities. They were followed by New York with a 5% decline. In contrast, the average house showed a slight increase of 2% and 2.5% in Frankfurt and Madrid respectively.

On the contrary, during the period 1996 to 2002, London with 12% demonstrated a sharp growth in housing prices. It was followed by New York and Madrid with 5% and 4% respectively along with a small increase of around 2% in Frankfurt. Similarly, Tokyo showed a rise of about 2% but it was still 5% lower than the average house in 1989.

A reasonable outline of main trends, differences or states was given. The key features were presented and emphasized, but some aspects were left out of the description. There is a logical organisation of information; it is evident that the writer progresses from one idea to another. The linking words and phrases are used, however at times they are inappropriate or forced (not natural). The range of vocabulary is wide enough for the writer to show some flexibility and accuracy of expression, however repetition of the same word can clearly be seen throughout this report. There are incidental errors in word choice, spelling and word formation. Overall the control of grammar and punctuation is good, with only a few errors made. This report seems worthy of Band 7.

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