The chart compares the proportion of drugs used by girls and boys in a New Zeland school. In general, hashish and marijuana are the most common drugs in this school. In addition, a larger number of boys take these seven drugs than girls do.

The least popular drugs are LSD and medical drugs used for recreational purposes, each of which are taken by about 1% of females and 3% of males. This is followed by amphetamines, used by 2% and 4% of girl and boy students respectively. The statistics of solvents are quite similar, with only a 1% difference in girls. Cocaine is slightly more used, and this is the only type of drug that has equal percentages of usage for students of both genders. Finally, there is a great discrepancy between hashish or marijuana and other drugs - 32% of male students and 29% of female students use this drug.

P/S: I would like to divide the body paragraph into two (or more) paragraphs but I cannot. How can I arrange my ideas into different paragraphs?

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Why not?

Anyway, I am quite surprised that an IELTS Task 1 practice test would be on the subject of illegal drug use in schools. That is quite a shocking subject.

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build towel 835P/S: I would like to divide the body paragraph into two (or more) paragraphs but I cannot. How can I arrange my ideas into different paragraphs?

Read my advice about the structure and vocabulary for Task 1 essays.

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I know it is a sensitive topic but I just wanted to practice my chart analysing skills. Besides, I have followed all the instructions to attach the photo, but I could not attach it on the post or even in the reply section. Is there any way I can report this technical problem?

I just added three images to this reply. I am nearly certain that you did not click on the button "Add to post"



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build towel 835The chart (1) compares the proportion of drugs (2) used by girls and boys in a New Zeland (3) school

1) What kind of chart is this? There are pie charts, flow charts, Gantt charts and organisation charts.

2) The instructions were not written by a native English speaker who knows how to write these practice tests. They are incorrect. Do not use these tests for practice.

3. You did not copy the name of the country correctly.

build towel 835 In general, hashish and marijuana are the most common drugs in this school. In addition, a larger number of boys take these seven drugs than girls do.

This needs to be in the "main features" paragraph. Read my advice about the structure of task 1 essays.

In essay writing, the rule is to have one main point (thesis) for each paragraph. The paragraph elaborates on this and gives relevant examples.

Here are the instructions for Task 1:

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

The outline of the essay follows the instructions exactly:

Paragraph 1: Thesis. Introduction. "Description of the infographic or figure" (Describe the figure and all its attributes. Do not mention any of the data content.)
Paragraph 2: Thesis: Overview. "The main features." (Pick out 2 or 3 main features that stand out.)
Paragraph 3: Thesis: Discussion. "Some details and comparisons." (Write about a few details. Focus on comparing and contrasting the different categories.

Very very rarely, you will consider writing one more body paragraph with details. However, it is likely that you are writing too much, or not developing the "detail" paragraph adequately.


1) There are no numbers of children on this plot. A number would be 543 or 69. The values are percentages. Generally, percentages and numbers cannot be compared, because the basis is usually different.

2) It is probably not the case that the boys are using all seven drugs!