The line graph compares the percentages of cinema visitors aged 7 to over 35 at least once a month during the period of 20 years starting from 1984.

As can be inferred from the graph, it is evident cinema was preferred among the age group of 7 to 35, which revealed considerable increases with some marked variations. In the interim, people aged 35 or older experienced a moderate rise and accounted for less proportion of cinema attendance per month.

In 1984, the percentages of filmgoers aged 15 to 24 and 25 to 35 stood at around 16% and 5% respectively. After growing progressively until 1992, these fluctuated wildly and ultimately reached nearly 51% and 30% at the end of the period. The proportion of children going to the cinema witnessed a wild oscillation during the whole span, reaching 30% in 2003, as much as that of 25 to 35 age group and exactly tripled that of 1984.

Regarding for people aged 35 or more, it was only a tiny minority, hovering at approximately 2% in the first 8 years. Then for the rest of the time frame, there was a gradual improvement of roughly 10% with a slight fluctuation in 2000. Finally, it still remained the least popular audience of cinema.

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The line graph compares the percentages of cinema visitors aged 7 to over 35 (That is not correct. This would be one line on a graph We do not "visit" a cinema. We go there to watch a movie..) at least once a month during the period of 20 years starting from 1984.

As can be inferred from the graph, it is evident (Do not write conclusions, deductions or inferences in Task 1. Just describe the information.) cinema was preferred among the age group of 7 to 35, (There is no age group 7-35 on the graph.) which revealed (inappropriate word choice.) considerable increases with some marked variations. In the interim, people aged 35 or older experienced (wrong word. Read my advice) a moderate rise and accounted for less proportion of cinema attendance (That is incorrect. The graph does not show percentages of total attendance by age group. You did not understand this graph.) per month.

In 1984, the percentages of filmgoers (incorrect) aged 15 to 24 and 25 to 35 stood at around 16% and 5% respectively. After growing progressively until 1992, these fluctuated (wrong word. Read my advice) wildly (not a good word choice) and ultimately reached nearly 51% and 30% at the end of the period. The proportion of children going to the cinema witnessed (wrong word) a wild oscillation (wrong word. There are no oscillations on the graph.) during the whole span, reaching 30% in 2003, as much as that of 25 to 35 age group and exactly tripled that of 1984.

Regarding for people aged 35 or more, it was only a tiny minority, hovering at approximately 2% in the first 8 years. Then for the rest of the time frame, there was a gradual improvement of roughly 10% with a slight fluctuation in 2000. Finally, it still remained the least popular audience of cinema. (That is incorrect. You did not understand this graph.)


You need to learn some good appropriate vocabulary for Task 1.

Also, study the graph and the instructions so you understand what is being plotted.

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I've read your posts of IELTS Writing Task 1 and Advice, it is very clearly and helpful. But I do have a question: You wrote that "Avoid anthropomorphic verbs - "see," "witness" and "experience". However, almost all IELTS teachers recommend these verbs to paraphrase sentences and a famous ex-IELTS examiner, Simon, also recommend that. I wonder if this structure is accepted in IELTS?

Can you help me to analyze the graph above and instruct me to group the data?

And if possible, please give me a sample essay.

Thanks a lot!

These verbs are perfectly acceptable in newspaper articles, fiction writing, and novels.

As a scientist, I can advise you that they are not used in a math/science context. Most IELTS teachers are not scientists; in university, they studied language, journalism, history, education, or other liberal arts subjects.


There is one graphic where you can use these verbs, pictured below. These numbers have emotions, see things, experience things and are witness to events. But is this the level of university science writing? You can write excellent high-scoring Task 1 essays without these "emotional" verbs.

The bar chart compares the percentage of people who went to see a movie by day of the week in 2003, 2005 and 2007. Data is from one country in Europe.

Overall, these people attended more often on the weekend days, and Saturday was the most popular day for such an outing. The pattern was the same in all three years.

In detail, there was no day or year which attracted more than half the population to see a movie. The highest percentage was for Saturdays in 2005, at 45%, and slightly less, 40% and 43% in 2003 and 2007, respectively. Mondays and Wednesdays were least popular, with an average of about 12%. In fact, the lowest value on the chart is for Wednesdays in 2007, at 8%. Tuesday and Thursday had similar attendance records, with percentages in the range of 13 to 20%. Fridays were interesting in that the value was exactly the same for all three years, 30%. Movie attendance was marginally higher on Sundays compared to Fridays; it was equal in 2003, and 3-5% higher in the other two years.

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The line graph compares the percentage of people in four age brackets going to cinema at least once a month during the period of 20 years starting form 1984.

Overall, there was an upward trend in the proportion of moviegoers of all age groups over the course given, despite some marked variations. In particular, the most significant increase in cinema attendance can be seen among people aged 15 to 24, compared with other age groups.

In 1984, about 16% of 15 to 24-year-olds going to cinema once a month or more. This figure doubled to approximately 33% in 1992, followed by a considerable variation during the last 11 years, ending the time frame at roughly 52%. Likewise, it was uncommon for people aged over 35 to go to cinema, of which the percentage showed a progressive rise from around 2% to 12% in the final year.

An identical pattern can be observed in the proportion of moviegoers from the age range of 7 to 14 and 25 to 35. Standing at nearly 10% and 5% respectively, these figures varied widely with an upward trajectory during the whole period and eventually reached 30% by the year 2003.


Are there any synonyms with "vary" and "variation" that I can use to describe this line graph? I think I had to repeat the word "variation" many times without using the word "fluctuation". Thank you!!!

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