IELTS Report, topic: Pie chart and bar graph describing employment percentages (from Target Band 7 book)

This report was written on a topic from “Target Band 7” book (page 43, reprinted with permission).

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task

The diagrams below contain information regarding percentages of people occupied in various types of position in 1998 and 2001.

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

Write at least 150 words

Pie chart describing percentages of workers in different positions from Target Band 7 book
Bar graph describing percentages of workers in different positions from Target Band 7 book

The two charts describe the number of people in various types of employment (casual, unemployed, full time job, part-time job, self-employed and contract) in 1998 and 2001. It is clear that the majority of people held a full time position in both 1998 and 2001.

In 1998 full time workers were the largest group (at 37%), followed by people working part-time jobs (27%), self-employed (19%) and contract workers (12%). Casual labourers and the unemployed made up only 3% and 2% of the workforce, respectively.

In 2001, although full time position holders were still the majority, their proportion dropped to 28% and that of part-time workers – to 20%. The proportion of self-employed remained at 19%, but the number of contract workers’ noticeably increased to 18%. Another significant increase was in the proportion of unemployed, which grew more than threefold to 7% in 2001. Casual workers’ share seemed to stay unchanged at 3%, making them the smallest group in the workforce.

Overall, the charts demonstrate a trend of people leaving full-time employment and the growing unemployment.

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IELTS Report, topic: Double bar graph describing water usage by industries (from Target Band 7 book)

This report was written on a topic from “Target Band 7” book (page 42, reprinted with permission).

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task

The graph below shows the annual water usage (in millions of cubic metres) by industries in Somecountry.

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

Write at least 150 words

Double bar graph describing water usage by industries from Target Band 7 book

The bar graph gives information about the amount of water used by several industrial sectors in Somecountry. The figures are measured in millions of cubic meters. Overall, the amount of ground water usage was considerably larger than the amount of water public supply.

It is clearly seen that the chemical sector used the greatest amounts of both ground water and that from public supply source, at 430 and 240 million cubic litres, respectively. The water usage by metal industry accounted for the second largest, with ground water at 240, and public supply at 90. Food and drinks sector also a relatively significant amount of public supply water (190 million cubic litres), which was larger than its amount of ground water usage by 80 million.

Turning to the sectors that used considerably smaller amounts of water, 190 million from ground water and 20 from public supply were consumed by the paper industry. Machinery sector used 100 from public and only 10 from ground water. The opposite trend was shown by both fuel and textile industries, that used an insignificant amount of public supply water (just 10 million cubic litres), yet their ground water consumption was 70 and 80 million cubic litres, respectively.

This report fully describes the annual usage of water by industries. The information is well structured by its organisation into paragraphs. Most noticeable trends are described and features are pointed out. Complex structures are used as well as wide range of vocabulary. The occasional errors in word choice don’t affect communication. Overall, this report seems worthy of Band 8.

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‘from’ is the right preposition to use here
‘consumed’ is a better word to use here
 

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