Academic Task 1: How to write a line graph…

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In this video, I go through how to write an academic task 1 question, namely the line graph..as with the essay, there is a typical structure we might use which you can see below..

Task 1 writing structure

Paragraph 1(introduction)

Sentence 1: paraphrase question

Paragraph 2 (overview)

Sentence 1: overview of first main feature

Sentence 2: overview of second main feature

Sentence 3: overview of third main feature (if necessary/make comparison if appropriate)

Paragraph 3 (data/details of main feature 1)

Sentence 1: supporting details

Sentence 2: supporting details

Sentence 3: support/comparison with other features (if appropriate)

Paragraph 4 (data/details of main feature 2)

Sentence 1: supporting details

Sentence 2: supporting details

Sentence 3: support/comparison with other features (if appropriate)

I say more about this in the video, so I won’t repeat my self here….now we need the question…

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And the sample answer…

The line graph shows the percentage of tourists to England who visited certain Brighton attractions between 1980 and 2010.

It can be seen that in 1980 and in 2010 the most favourite attractions were the pavilion and the festival. In 1980 the least popular attraction was the pier but in 2010 this changed and the art gallery was the least popular.

During the 1980s and 1990s there was a sharp increase in visitors to the pavilion from 28% to 48% and then the percentage gradually went down to 31% in 2010. The trend for the art gallery was similar to the pavilion. Visitors increased rapidly from 22% to 37% from 1980 to 1985 then gradually decreased to less than 10% over the next twenty-five years.

The number of tourists who visited the Brighton Festival fluctuated slightly but in general remained steady at about 25%. Visitors to the pier also fluctuated from 1980 to 2000 then rose significantly from 12% to 22% between 2000 and 2010.

(163 words)

Now the video…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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