Saturday, 19 July 2014

Academic Writing - Model Answer (Task 1)

The table shows how undeveloped land demand is expected to be used in the future.

The demand for Industrial and Commercial land is at its greatest in 2015 at 702 hectares and will drop until 2030. Demand for residential land is expected to be very high and ranges between 2,000 and 2,400 hectares over the 19 year time period. The demand for land to be used for transport and utilities is at 911 hectares in 2011. Desire for this land will go up in the following four years and is predicted to drop to 916 hectares in 2030. Finally, there is expected to be about an average of 500 hectares interest in land for community service purposes from 2011 to 2030.

Concluding, demand for underdeveloped land will be greatest in 2015 and will be required for residential purposes. The least amount of land is required for community services and industrial and commercial reasons.

Question taken from Direct to IELTS Student's Book p.47

Academic Writing - Model Answer (Task 1)

The bar chart shows the percentage of fruit eaten daily by boys and girls aged 11, 13 and 15 per day in EU countries in two different time periods.

In both time periods the consumption of fruit by boys aged 11 reached 35%. 5% less fruit is consumed by 13 year old boys and about 25% by the 15 year olds in both years.

In 2001- 02, 11 year old girls’ daily fruit consumption was just over 40%. Four years later they consumed 2% more. The same trend can be noted in 13 year olds whose daily diet included 35% fruit in the first year. Girls aged 15 ate the same proportion ( about 2% ) in 2001-02 and 2005-06.

To sum up, girls enjoyed eating fruit more than boys. Boys and girls aged 11 ate more fruit than other two age groups. Similarly, children aged 15 ate the least amount of fruit particularly the boys.

Question taken from Direct to IELTS Student's Book p.62

Academic Writing - Model Answer (Task 1)

The bar chart shows what children read in their leisure time in England in the year 2007. This material is read by boys and girls aged 9 - 14 more than once a month.

The majority of girls enjoy reading magazines while between 45 and 60% of them read websites, emails, fiction and blogs or networking websites more than once a month. Less than 30% of them enjoy newspapers, poetry, factual books, manuals and graphic related material.

Over half the boys aged 9 to 14 read magazines and websites. Readership of emails, newspapers and blogs or networking sites are around 45% while fiction and comic/graphic novels are slightly less. All other reading material categories are less than 30%.

We can see that both boys and girls enjoy reading magazines the most and that the last three categories of reading materials presented on the chart are the least popular.

Question taken from Direct to IELTS, Student's Book p.94

Academic Writing - Model Answer (Task 1)

The diagram records the changes that occurred in Tumbledown over a twenty year period.

In 1995 there was a school and a park north of the main road.  There was farmland in the south-west and a farmhouse was attached to this land. Tumbledown had a hospital located near its center and a large woodland area near the hospital.

Tumbledown has a new look in 2010. The school and park have been replaced by a series of buildings, namely shops, a hotel and spa and a large science park and museum. The woods have been reduced to accommodate a hi-tech center. Tumbledown has grown in size and the hospital no longer exists. Finally the area used for farming now accommodates a science academy and laboratories.

Tumbledown and the surrounding areas have changed completely from 1995 to 2010. It has expanded and the green areas have been replaced by science and technology buildings, museums, a hotel and shops.

Question taken from Direct to IELTS, Student's Book p.71

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Academic Writing - Model Answer (Task 1)

The process shows the steps followed to make a language application, from the conception stage through to its use whether on a mobile phone or a tablet.
Once an idea for an app has been thought of it is then discussed and approval is sought. The design department is responsible for creating the app once it has been submitted. Before the prototype is tested, it needs to be reviewed, edited and proofread. Any flaws are dealt with in the refining and finalization stage. Once the software has been launched and uploaded it is ready for general use. Consumers are able to download the app on their devices.
Many stages are required to produce an app. Constant testing and revising are needed before the app enters the market place. It is not enough just to have a good idea. A concept needs approval and the input of a design department.
Question taken from Direct to IELTS Student's Book p. 34

Academic Writing - Model Answer (Task 1)

The pie charts show how funds are distributed to a variety of museums over a ten year period in a European country.
In the year 2000, the largest portion of funds (30%) are given to the National Museum. The Museum of the Ancient World and that of the Medieval Art receive an equal percentage. 15% of the funds go to the Technology Museum, 5% less to the National History Museum and the least funds are received by the Transport Museum.
Ten years later, a quarter of the funds are distributed to the National and the Medieval Art Museum. Similarly an equal share of the funds are allocated to the Museum of the Ancient World and the Natural History Museum. The remaining 20% of the funds are shared equally by the Technology and the Transport Museum.
The National Museum receives the greatest funding in 2000 and the Transport Museum is the least financially supported one that year. In 2010 funds are allocated more evenly.
Question taken from Direct to IELTS Student's Book p. 21