The line graph presents the number of members in fitness center from 1980 to 2010 in terms of gender.
Overall, while there was a sharp drop in the men membership of gymnasium, that of women went up after 20 years. Although the total of females initially had lower members, it surpassed that of males at the end of the period.
In 1980, male gym membership was as twice as the number of females, at about 2000 and 1000 respectively. After the first peak in 1985, the number of male members slumped under 2000 in 1995. In contrast, female gym membership hit the highest point about 2900 at the same time.
In the 21st century, the number of males participating in exercise activities peaked at 5000 in 2005 before decreasing rapidly in the next 5 years. With women, although the gym memberships declined, it doubled that of men in 2010, at nearly 2000 and 7000 respectively.

The line graph presents compares the number of men to the number of women who were members in a fitness center from 1980 to 2010 in terms of gender.(Unnatural expression)


Overall, while there was a sharp drop in the men who had memberships of gymnasium, that of women went up after 20 years. Although the total of females initially had lower numbers members, it surpassed that of males at the end of the period. Total membership was less in 2010 than in 1980.


In 1980, male gym memberships were was as twice as many as the number of females, at about 2000 and 1000 respectively. After the first peak in 1985, (at 4000) the number of male members slumped to fall under 2000 in 1995. In contrast, female gym membership hit its the highest point about 2900 at the same time. In the 21st century, The number of men males participating in exercise activities peaked at 5000 in 2005 before decreasing rapidly in the next 5 years. With women, although their gym memberships declined, it doubled (you cannot use the dynamic verb here. The data is static.) was double that of men in 2010, at nearly 2000 and 7000 respectively.

To get the highest marks in Task 1, you need to combine categories rather than just reporting numbers.

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Sample essay.

This is not typical of an IELTS line graph, in that it is so variable and erratic. I doubt you will get anything like it on an actual exam.

In IELTS Task 1, you will get the best marks only if you combine categories. And the only choice you have with this task is to compute the total membership in this gym, consisting of the addition of men plus women.


The line graph plots the number of memberships (men and women) in a gym between 1980 and 2010, a period of 30 years.

Overall, the membership numbers were quite erratic, with no discernable pattern. The numbers of men varied much more than those of women, with high peaks in 1985 and 2005. For about 20 years (1980-1992) and (1999-2007), there were more men than women.

In detail, the numbers of men memberships varied from a high of 5000 to a low of 700, compared to the women's which ranged from 1000 to 3000. There were three years where the numbers were equal, 1992 and 1999 (at about 2300), and 2007, (at about 2800). Total gym membership in 1980 was about 3100, and it rose to about 6000 in 1985, with 4000 men and half that number of women, 2000. It declined, and in 1992, there were 4600, That number remained relatively constant through 1999, because of the negative correlation of the men's and women's curves. Between 1999 and 2005, there was a great increase in the numbers of men, and to a lesser extent, those of women. The total peaked at 7800 in 2005. But after that, numbers of both men and women declined to end at a total 2600 (1900 women, 700 men) in 2010.

Thank you for your sample, it is very useful. Your style is totally different with my teacher. Her lessons committed most of your tips which you had sent me last essay. I don't know why but many teachers in university and English centre taught us like that.

But when I read your tips, I realized it is true and suitable. I will try to avoid and improve my Writing skill. ^^

NoFakerightMusic ĐỗI don't know why but many teachers in university and English centre taught us like that.

The likely reason is that their qualifications and university degrees are not in science and math, but education, English, Journalism, History and other subjects in the liberal arts. They probably have not taken a math or science class since high school. I have degrees in science and math, so I know what professors in these disciplines expect. And it is not the style of writing for the liberal arts. Scientific writing is quite different from literature or newspaper reports.. Task 1 is supposed to be for a university lecturer in science or math.

If your teachers are open to suggestions, you can give them the links to my task 1 essay advice and ask them to read it. Maybe it will change their style of teaching for Task 1.

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