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  • How To Describe A Bar Chart for IELTS Academic Writing Task 1

  • Let's do this.

  • Summarize and describe the following information. This is a chocolate bar chart and I'll describe

  • it.

  • The following bar chart represents consumption of chocolate over a five-minute period.

  • This one is really tasty but it doesn't fill you up.

  • This one is similar and it's quite cheap as well.

  • And this one...

  • Hi there. My name is Ben Worthington.

  • In this video we're going to look at (in a very detailed fashion) we'll also look at

  • how to write a high-scoring IELTS Academic Task 1 answer.

  • We're going to look at it from a very different viewpoint.

  • We're going to look at it from viewpoint of making the examiner happy, satisfying what's

  • in the band requirements,

  • and hopefully scoring high, passing the exam, and saying "Goodbye" to IELTS.

  • So it's a slightly different video. I'm going into more detail.

  • But first of all I'm going to tell you the sentences that I recommend you start to master

  • so you can incorporate them into your writing.

  • These sentences are the superlative. Master this. Master it, dominate it, learn the rules,

  • write out a million sentences, get it checked.

  • It's superlative. It's essential to dominate (not to learn it) to dominate that sentence

  • structure. That grammatical point.

  • The next one: Learn how to make comparisons.

  • Learn how to say "Whereas, while," for those sections.

  • The next part is learn how to group the data. That's not too bad, just looking for similarities.

  • Not really a language skill but it's another story.

  • Next one: Learn how to use the sentence respectively. So we can make a mini list.

  • The next one: Learn how to describe the data in an advanced fashion.

  • This means like... Let's see... I don't know...

  • Pollution increased ten-fold...

  • "Pollution practically doubled over the five-year period."

  • "Practically doubled"

  • That's quite an emphatic way of saying it. Or it's quite a descriptive way.

  • Instead of just going "Pollution jumped from 20 to 40."

  • I say "practically doubled" shows the examiner that I am a master of IELTS Academic Task

  • 1.

  • Alright. Let's carry on.

  • So the other sentences that we have to know is also how to make a mini list as well.

  • I'm not a big fan of making lists in this part of the exam.

  • But making a list help you describe the data and make it go a little smoother.

  • So in the video, we're going to look at all of those points in much more detail.

  • Trust me. Do the tutorial, follow it all the way through the end, even (if you want) make

  • a description yourself with the bar chart we're going to look at.

  • Like I said, a million and one times before. You cannot learn to ride a bike in a classroom.

  • Take action, write it down, grab a pen, start studying, and pass IELTS.

  • Simple as...

  • Let's go.

  • Have a look at this graph and remember that the process...

  • We've already got two sentences accounted for.

  • We've got to find eight sentences more or less, in which we're going to use those structures

  • that we talked about a few minutes ago.

  • Now, first of all, we're going to try and choose a way to organize the data.

  • The most logical thing would be to do a whole paragraph about this,

  • a whole paragraph about this,

  • and a whole paragraph about this group.

  • That's okay, it's chronologically organized and there is at least some organization there.

  • However, we're going to miss an opportunity to make some comparisons.

  • So what I would do is make a small compromise and maybe just choose these two groups to

  • talk about the first.

  • We've got a good comparison there and then use that all the way (not all the way through)

  • but at least for the first going through probably the second one.

  • So let's just have a quick look.

  • I did the first sentence which is just a description. It's not the story.

  • So there's a plain description of what there is there.

  • And this one, you can see different life periods and at the title, I used up three distinct

  • age groups.

  • Just to avoid using the same words and the same vocabulary as in the title.

  • We can't get any points if we do that.

  • Now then, immediately I go for clarity and starting with the subject.

  • "Dairy for the 0-24 age group was the highest source of calories,"

  • And as I said before, we've got the superlative there and we've got the subject, they've all

  • checked.

  • And "dairy" straight in there, two feet straight in, bar.

  • Superlative: "the other categories each represent about 20% each."

  • Now you can see before that I wanted to group my data. So this is a perfect group.

  • It's roughly similar and I could just bunch it together.

  • 'Cause what happens, the usual tendency is to group that data...

  • Well, not to group that data but to list it (which is horrible) and go through

  • "meat represented 20%"

  • "pulses represented 18%"

  • 'vegetables represented 20%"

  • That's just boring.

  • The other part... And then I am going through it chronologically but I'm not going through

  • it in a listed fashion.

  • Once again, I followed... Actually, no.

  • I've started with "dairy" again but I've used the fancy sentence saying

  • "it fell to around a quarter" since it's roughly the case there

  • "and meat became the main source of calories,"

  • Another way to show I can... It's sort of superlative but it's showing you the main,

  • that's the most popular one.

  • So I'm going for the key points in the data here.

  • And here, I do make a list afterwards but just because I want to use the respectively

  • sentence.

  • The famous respectively sentences.

  • And once again, I start with "pulse"... I don't start with "pulses" but I start with

  • the most popular.

  • Start with the largest.

  • And this is the way it's kind of organized.

  • So although I've gone like this, I haven't done the list from here to here, I've always

  • started with the most significant.

  • And also, you'll see there's the comparison there (which I managed to squeeze in).

  • And let's see...

  • And also, there's another fancy sentence here.

  • "increased six fold"

  • And once again, you can see I'm starting with this subject. I'll start in this subject for

  • object.

  • Bang, bang, bang. And it's clear. It's crystal clear.

  • And then... Where is it now?...

  • Finishing off. And here, I just added this sentence 'cause when I did the word count

  • afterwards, it was 130 words.

  • So I added this:

  • "The 50+ group shows the most marked preference out of all the groups and also confirms the

  • gradual decline in vegetable consumption as males become older."

  • So what I'm saying is I'm assuring the examiner that I have realized that the "Over 50" group

  • is the extreme. It's the largest out of all of them.

  • And it also confirms this general mini-trend within the data of vegetables slowly decreasing.

  • And then now I have the overall sentence. The famous one.

  • "Overall it is clear that each age group has a clear favourite..."

  • Perhaps now if I'm just looking at it again, I would delete that because it's clear twice

  • (which isn't good).

  • As a market, I've already used... I would say

  • "Overall it is obvious..." maybe... Anyway I could use that another time.

  • "varies depending on age,"

  • And I haven't... What usually happens, I haven't said "0-24 meat, 25-49 dairy."

  • I haven't repeated what I've already said here. I've just said it's a clear favorite.

  • And I've also said "vegetables are consistently amongst the least popular regardless of age."

  • And that's also true. Not only are they declining but they are usually amongst (not the least

  • but amongst) the least popular here.

  • They're amongst the bottom two here. They're in the bottom two. And here is the lowest.

  • So just mini data points that you can include.

  • Let's just see... So yeah.

  • I described it in an advanced fashion. Talking of "six fold" I used the "respectively." I

  • did it in a normal fashion as well.

  • Which is making a little list here "and slightly less than dairy (15%)."

  • I've done the exceptions in the pattern. "Vegetables" there is the exception.

  • And there's also a mini pattern.

  • But the main pattern was they have a clear favorite.

  • Okay, grouping the data points here, we did that straight away.

  • And superlative all the way through.

  • Highest, sure I've got the lowest as well, somewhere.

  • Okay, consistent, "the least" similar.

  • So yeah, all the way through, 156 words.

  • But the main point here, main lesson is selecting the information.

How To Describe A Bar Chart for IELTS Academic Writing Task 1

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