IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 Bar Chart

Some Useful Words and Sentences

  • Amount
  • Proportion
  • Percentage
  • Consumption
  • Quantity
  • Quantity
  • Overview
  • Use
  • Breakdown


  • This bar chart shows the amount of water used in the country on agriculture.
  • This bar chart shows percentage of men and women working in a departmental store.
  • 45 per cent of water is used for drinking purposes.
  • This chart shows an overview how the electricity is used on different sectors in the country.

The use of while, whereas, whilst, Although, on the other hand.

According the bar chart, the average income earned by females is about 25 to 30 thousand whereas males on average earn approximately 50 to 60 thousand.

Although, a large amount of tax is paid by the people Karachi, government is not maintaining the city.

The first bar chart shows the percentage of people doing part time job, while the second bar chart represents full time employment done by them.


Comparative and superlative

great – greater – the greatest

high – higher – the highest

low – lower – the lowest

the use of more and the most

it is important

it is more important

it is the most important

The use of less and the least

it is significant

it is less significant

it is the least significant

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