The chart below shows the percentage of Australian people who were born in different places of the world.

The line graph compares the proportion of Australians born in different parts of the world (UK, Asia, and Other) between 1976 and 2011.

Overall, more and more babies were born in Asia and other places, with the former showing the fastest growth while giving birth in the UK gradually became uncommon for the Australian people. In addition, a steady fall was seen in the total population for the first 25 years, which rose sharply in the last 10 years.

In 1976, the UK recorded the highest percentage of nearly 14% Australians born, followed by other countries (11%), and finally Asia at only 3%. Over the first half of the period, Australian people born in Asia went up by half to about 7%, whilst decreases occurred in that of the UK and other countries, both going down to roughly 8%. Meanwhile, for the proportion in total, it dropped marginally by 3%, from around 23% to just over 20%.

For the rest of the time span, Australian birth in the UK continued its declining trajectory, finishing at merely 5%. By contrast, there was a significant growth of 5% in the total population, owing to almost double increases in the Australians born in Asia and other places. In 2011, Asia became the place with the highest percentage of Australian birth (15%), surpassing Other by a negligible amount.

mytraaOverall, more and more babies were born in Asia

That is incorrect. It is not about babies but the immigrant population.

mytraawhile giving birth in the UK gradually became uncommon for the Australian people.

That makes not sense. Australians did not travel to the UK to have children.

mytraa it dropped marginally by 3%, from around 23% to just over 20%.

Please see the graph below and decide what the correct values are.

mytraaFor the rest of the time span, Australian birth in the UK continued its declining trajectory,

That makes no sense.

mytraathere was a significant growth of 5% in the total population,

The graph does not show the total population of Australia, or how much it increased so you cannot report that statistic.

mytraaAsia became the place with the highest percentage of Australian birth (15%)

That does not make sense. The graph is not about births; it is about the country of origin for people residing in Australia.


Please see my simple arithmetical annotations on the graph.
What are the correct total percentages of all three groups in 1976, 2001 and 2011?
I believe a classmate of yours submitted an essay earlier today based on this same practice test. Emotion: ick! Emotion: sad

This graph is from a website that collected charts and topics of real IELTS Writing tests from some countries over the world. But I think they made few mistakes. Thanks for your comment, I will be more careful when choosing graphs to practice.

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Well, my advice is this: ignore the "total" curve . Compute the correct values when you write the essay.

You made a lot of mistakes on vocabulary, so try this practice test again.

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Please give me a sample essay. Thanks!