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This is an IELTS writing task 1 sample answer essay on the topic of coffee production from the real IELTS exam.

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IELTS Essay Task 1: Coffee Production Bar Chart

The bar chart details coffee production in four countries from 1990 to 2010. Looking from an overall perspective, it is readily apparent that production rose in all countries except for Colombia. Brazil produced by far the most coffee throughout the period with the other three countries finishing with comparable totals.

In 1990, Brazil narrowly produced the most coffee at .9 million tonnes. This figure increased steadily and reached 1.9 million tons by 2010, more than four times higher than the next largest producer. In contrast, production in Colombia began the period at .6 million tonnes and fell consistently throughout the period to be even with Vietnam for the lowest total of just over .3 million tonnes by 2010.

Vietnam increased from the smallest exporter at .1 million tonnes in 1990 and 1995 to equal Colombia 20 years later. The final nation, Indonesia, underwent a steady climb from .2 million tonnes to double this figure (.4 million) to end the time surveyed.

Analysis

1. The bar chart details coffee production in four countries from 1990 to 2010. 2. Looking from an overall perspective, it is readily apparent that production rose in all countries except for Colombia. 3. Brazil produced by far the most coffee throughout the period with the other three countries finishing with comparable totals.

  1. Paraphrase what the bar chart shows.
  2. Write a clear overview summarising the differences.
  3. You might need another sentence for your overview.

1. In 1990, Brazil narrowly produced the most coffee at .9 million tonnes. 2. This figure increased steadily and reached 1.9 million tons by 2010, more than four times higher than the next largest producer. 3. In contrast, production in Colombia began the period at .6 million tonnes and fell consistently throughout the period to be even with Vietnam for the lowest total of just over .3 million tonnes by 2010.

  1. Begin writing about the data for the first categories.
  2. Make sure you compare as much as possible.
  3. Vary long and short sentences.

1. Vietnam increased from the smallest exporter at .1 million tonnes in 1990 and 1995 to equal Colombia 20 years later. 2. The final nation, Indonesia, underwent a steady climb from .2 million tonnes to double this figure (.4 million) to end the time surveyed.

  1. Write about the final other parts of the graph – include everything!

Vocabulary

What do the words in bold below mean? Take some notes on a piece of paper to aid your memory:

The bar chart details coffee production in four countries from 1990 to 2010. Looking from an overall perspective, it is readily apparent that production rose in all countries except for Colombia. Brazil produced by far the most coffee throughout the period with the other three countries finishing with comparable totals.

In 1990, Brazil narrowly produced the most coffee at .9 million tonnes. This figure increased steadily and reached 1.9 million tons by 2010, more than four times higher than the next largest producer. In contrast, production in Colombia began the period at .6 million tonnes and fell consistently throughout the period to be even with Vietnam for the lowest total of just over .3 million tonnes by 2010.

Vietnam increased from the smallest exporter at .1 million tonnes in 1990 and 1995 to equal Colombia 20 years later. The final nation, Indonesia, underwent a steady climb from .2 million tonnes to double this figure (.4 million) to end the time surveyed.

Answers

Try to write down or think of an antonym/opposite word for further practice:

details shows

coffee production coffee being made

Looking from an overall perspective, it is readily apparent that overall

rose increased

except for with the exeption of, true for every category but not

by far a lot more

throughout the whole time

period time

finishing ending

comparable similar

totals overall figures

narrowly slightly

tonnes thousands of pounds

steadily consistently

reached got to

four times higher 4x more

next largest producer next most production coming from

in contrast however

fell consistently declined steadily

throughout the period the whole time

even equal

lowest total least produced

smallest exporter least sent out

equal the same as

final ending

underwent experienced

steady climb consistent rise

double 2x

end the time surveyed finish the period

Pronunciation

Practice saying the words below using this tip with Google voice dictation:

ˈdiːteɪlz
ˈkɒfi prəˈdʌkʃən
ˈlʊkɪŋ frɒm ən ˈəʊvərɔːl pəˈspɛktɪvɪt ɪz ˈrɛdɪli əˈpærənt ðæt
rəʊz
ɪkˈsɛpt fɔː
baɪ fɑː
θru(ː)ˈaʊt
ˈpɪərɪəd
ˈfɪnɪʃɪŋ
ˈkɒmpərəbl
ˈtəʊtlz
ˈnærəʊli
tʌnz
ˈstɛdɪli
riːʧt
fɔː taɪmz ˈhaɪə
nɛkst ˈlɑːʤɪst prəˈdjuːsə
ɪn ˈkɒntrɑːst
fɛl kənˈsɪstəntli
θru(ː)ˈaʊt ðə ˈpɪərɪəd
ˈiːvən
ˈləʊɪst ˈtəʊtl
ˈsmɔːlɪst ɛksˈpɔːtə
ˈiːkwəl
ˈfaɪnl
ˌʌndəˈwɛnt
ˈstɛdi klaɪm
ˈdʌbl
ɛnd ðə taɪm sɜːˈveɪd

Vocabulary Practice

Remember and fill in the blanks. Note it on a piece of paper so you can remember better:

The bar chart d_______s c___________________n in four countries from 1990 to 2010. L_______________________________________t production r____e in all countries e_________r Colombia. Brazil produced b______r the most coffee t___________t the p________d with the other three countries f____________g with c_________________s.

In 1990, Brazil n___________y produced the most coffee at .9 million t________s. This figure increased s__________y and r______d 1.9 million tons by 2010, more than f___________________r than the n___________________________r. I______________t, production in Colombia began the period at .6 million tonnes and f_____________________y t_____________________d to be e____n with Vietnam for the l____________l of just over .3 million tonnes by 2010.

Vietnam increased from the s____________________r at .1 million tonnes in 1990 and 1995 to e_____l Colombia 20 years later. The f_____l nation, Indonesia, u___________t a s______________b from .2 million tonnes to d________e this figure (.4 million) to e_________________________d.

Listening Practice

Listen to the related topic below and practice with these activities:

Reading Practice

Read more and use these ideas to practice:

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/coffee-good-or-bad

Speaking Practice

Practice with the following related questions from the real IELTS speaking exam:

Coffee

  1. Do you prefer to drink coffee or tea?
  2. How do you like to drink coffee?
  3. Is coffee a popular drink in your country?
  4. When was the last time you had some coffee?

Writing Practice

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