IELTS Writing Task 1 question with Sample Answer 30

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The bar chart shows the number of visitors to three London Museums between 2007 and 2012.

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

Write at least 150 words

Sample Answer:

The bar chart illustrates information about how many people per year visited three London museums over a six-year period from 2007 to 2012.

Overall, what stands out from the graph is there was a gradual upward trend in the number of visitors of the National Gallery, which became the most popular museum from being at last place, while the Victoria and Albert Museum followed the opposite trend. In detail, in the first two years of the period, the number of visitors of Victoria and Albert Museum remained stable at 13.5 million and then fell to 9 million in 2010, while that of British Museum, dropped significantly by 50%, from 12 million to 6 million and remained at this level in 2009.

However, there was a gradual upward trend in the number of visitors of both British Museum and Victoria and Albert from 2010 to 2012, the former number doubled and the latter rose by more than 50%, finishing at 14.5 and 40 million respectively. In addition, there was a significant increase in the number of visitors to the National Gallery over the whole six-year period, the figure finishing at almost 16 million.