Energy is used in an average Australian household

The first chart below shows how energy is used in an average Australian household. The second chart shows the greenhouse gas emissions which result from this energy use.

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


Cambridge IELTS 10 Test 1 WT1

IELTS Writing Task 1: one correct sentence!

Here is an exercise that I often do with my students: I choose some information from a graph or chart, and I ask the students to write one correct sentence to describe that information.

Take this information for example (from a question in Cambridge book 10):

  • year 1999
  • Switzerland
  • highest sales of Fairtrade coffee and bananas
  • Fairtrade coffee sales: 3 million Euros
  • Fairtrade banana sales: 15 million Euros

Can you write one correct sentence that contains this information? This isn’t as easy as it looks. When my students try it, I usually find mistakes!


Here’s the sentence that I wrote with my students:

In 1999, Switzerland had the highest figures for sales of both Fairtrade coffee and Fairtrade bananas, with 3 million and 15 million Euros of sales for the two respective products.

Many of you wrote good sentences, but I’ll try to find some mistakes and I’ll make a “correct the mistakes” lesson on Sunday.