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This is an IELTS writing task 1 sample answer essay on the topic of a combine pie chart and table featuring populations in Australia.

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IELTS Essay: Combined Pie Chart and Table

The table and pie chart illustrate populations in Australia according to different nationalities and areas. Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.

ielts essay pie chart table

The pie chart and table detail population figures in Australia and if residents tended to live in rural or urban areas. Looking from an overall perspective, it is readily apparent that the vast majority of the population is Australian, followed by sizeable numbers for other and British nationals, and more marginal figures for New Zealanders, Chinese, and the Dutch. All demographics live overwhelmingly in cities, especially individuals from China.

The pie chart indicates that 73% of the Australian population is made up of Australians themselves. This figure is followed distantly by other at 14%, residents from Great Britain at 7%, New Zealanders at 3%, Chinese at 2%, and people from the Netherlands at just 1%.

In terms of livings areas, Australians are most likely to live outside cities, though 80% still live in urban environments. Similarly, 83% of the Dutch live in cities and 17% in the countryside. British and New Zealand residents display nearly identical proportions with around 90% in cities. Finally, the Chinese live predominately in the cities (99%).

Analysis

1. The pie chart and table detail population figures in Australia and if residents tended to live in rural or urban areas. 2. Looking from an overall perspective, it is readily apparent that the vast majority of the population is Australian, followed by sizeable numbers for other and British nationals, and more marginal figures for New Zealanders, Chinese, and the Dutch. 3. All demographics live overwhelmingly in cities, especially individuals from China.

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

1. The pie chart indicates that 73% of the Australian population is made up of Australians themselves. 2. This figure is followed distantly by other at 14%, residents from Great Britain at 7%, New Zealanders at 3%, Chinese at 2%, and people from the Netherlands at just 1%.

  1. Begin writing about the data for the first categories.
  2. Make sure you compare as much as possible.
  3. Don’t leave anything out!

1. In terms of livings areas, Australians are most likely to live outside cities, though 80% still live in urban environments. 2. Similarly, 83% of the Dutch live in cities and 17% in the countryside. 3. British and New Zealand residents display nearly identical proportions with around 90% in cities. 4. Finally, the Chinese live predominately in the cities (99%).

  1. Write about the final, other parts of the graph – include everything!
  2. Compare the categories.
  3. Group categories together too.
  4. Have some short, simple sentences to help your grammar score.

Vocabulary

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

The pie chart and table detail population figures in Australia and if residents tended to live in rural or urban areas. Looking from an overall perspective, it is readily apparent that the vast majority of the population is Australian, followed by sizeable numbers for other and British nationals, and more marginal figures for New Zealanders, Chinese, and the Dutch. All demographics live overwhelmingly in cities, especially individuals from China.

The pie chart indicates that 73% of the Australian population is made up of Australians themselves. This figure is followed distantly by other at 14%, residents from Great Britain at 7%, New Zealanders at 3%, Chinese at 2%, and people from the Netherlands at just 1%.

In terms of livings areas, Australians are most likely to live outside cities, though 80% still live in urban environments. Similarly, 83% of the Dutch live in cities and 17% in the countryside. British and New Zealand residents display nearly identical proportions with around 90% in cities. Finally, the Chinese live predominately in the cities (99%).

Answers

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

detail population figures show how many people live there

residents tended people living there usually

rural in the countryside

urban areas in cities

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

vast majority most of

followed by after that

sizeable numbers for a lot for

marginal figures smaller figures

demographics groups of people

overwhelmingly mostly

especially in particular

indicates shows

made up of constituted by

followed distantly a lot further behind

Great Britain England

Netherlands where the Dutch are from

just only

in terms of livings areas when it comes to where they live

outside not inside

urban environments cities

similarly the same

display showed

nearly almost

identical the same

proportions ratios

around about

predominately mostly

Pronunciation

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

ˈdiːteɪl ˌpɒpjʊˈleɪʃən ˈfɪgəz 
ˈrɛzɪdənts ˈtɛndɪd 
ˈrʊərəl 
ˈɜːbən ˈeərɪəz
ˈlʊkɪŋ frɒm ən ˈəʊvərɔːl pəˈspɛktɪvɪt ɪz ˈrɛdɪli əˈpærənt ðæt 
vɑːst məˈʤɒrɪti 
ˈfɒləʊd baɪ 
ˈsaɪzəbl ˈnʌmbəz fɔː 
ˈmɑːʤɪnəl ˈfɪgəz 
ˌdɛməˈgræfɪks 
ˌəʊvəˈwɛlmɪŋli 
ɪsˈpɛʃəli 
ˈɪndɪkeɪts 
meɪd ʌp ɒv 
ˈfɒləʊd ˈdɪstəntli 
greɪt ˈbrɪtn 
ˈnɛðələndz 
ʤʌst 
ɪn tɜːmz ɒv ˈlɪvɪŋz ˈeərɪəz
ˌaʊtˈsaɪd 
ˈɜːbən ɪnˈvaɪərənmənts
ˈsɪmɪləli
dɪsˈpleɪd 
ˈnɪəli 
aɪˈdɛntɪkəl 
prəˈpɔːʃənz 
əˈraʊnd 
prɪˈdɒmɪneɪtli 

Vocabulary Practice

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

The pie chart and table d____________________________s in Australia and if r_________________d to live in r_____l or u___________s. L_____________________________________________t the v_____________y of the population is Australian, f_____________y s______________________r other and British nationals, and more m_______________s for New Zealanders, Chinese, and the Dutch. All d_____________s live o_____________y in cities, e________y individuals from China.

The pie chart i__________s that 73% of the Australian population is m____________f Australians themselves. This figure is f___________________y by other at 14%, residents from G_____________n at 7%, New Zealanders at 3%, Chinese at 2%, and people from the N______________s at j___t 1%.

I_________________________s, Australians are most likely to live o__________e cities, though 80% still live in u____________________s. S_________y, 83% of the Dutch live in cities and 17% in the countryside. British and New Zealand residents d____________y n_________y i__________l p_________s with a________d 90% in cities. Finally, the Chinese live p________________y in the cities (99%).

Listening Practice

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  3. Where would you like to live in your country?
  4. Are people in your country patriotic?

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