IELTS Line Graph - Overseas Students in Australia

by Amar
(Sudan)


The graph below shows four countries of residence of overseas students in Australia.

The line chart gives information about the number of students in Australia coming from Indonesia, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore between the years 1982 and 2000. Overall, Australia have witnessed an increase in the number of overseas students coming from these four countries over the period albeit with slight dip near the end of the span.

Turning to the detail, students coming from Malaysia were ranked the highest among the other four countries in 1982 with about 5,000 students compared with just under 2,000 students for the rest of the countries. That however, did not continue for long, as in the year 1989, numbers of students coming from Hong Kong exceeded those of students coming from Malaysia who were at about 8,000 at the time. Hong Kong was later joined by Indonesia who also surpassed the Malaysian student numbers in 1992. By 1993, Indonesian students toppled Hong Kong and became the highest of the four countries with approximately 10,000 students.

The following period (1993-2000), Australia enjoyed a surge in the number of students coming from all four countries especially from Indonesia, which peaked at around 26,000 students in 1998. However, this period was also marked by worrying drop between 1997 and 1999, as Australia lost more than 10,000 students combined. Fortunately, the trend did not drag on for long, as the numbers started picking up again in 1999. By the end of the period, Indonesia remained at the top of the list with well over 22,000 students followed by Singapore and Hong Kong who were at about 19,000 and 18,000 students respectively. By contrast, overseas students from Malaysia were at the bottom of the list with less than 18,000 students.

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Visitor Arrivals to Australia

by Rahma
(Oman)


Can you feedback on my graph?

The graph below shows four countries of residence of overseas students in Australia.

The line chart gives information about the number of students in Australia coming from Indonesia, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore between the years 1982 and 2000. Overall, Australia have witnessed an increase in the number of overseas students coming from these four countries over the period albeit with slight dip near the end of the span.

Turning to the detail, students coming from Malaysia were ranked the highest among the other four countries in 1982 with about 5,000 students compared with just under 2,000 students for the rest of the countries. That however, did not continue for long, as in the year 1989, numbers of students coming from Hong Kong exceeded those of students coming from Malaysia who were at about 8,000 at the time. Hong Kong was later joined by Indonesia who also surpassed the Malaysian student numbers in 1992. By 1993, Indonesian students toppled Hong Kong and became the highest of the four countries with approximately 10,000 students.

The following period (1993-2000), Australia enjoyed a surge in the number of students coming from all four countries especially from Indonesia, which peaked at around 26,000 students in 1998. However, this period was also marked by worrying drop between 1997 and 1999, as Australia lost more than 10,000 students combined. Fortunately, the trend did not drag on for long, as the numbers started picking up again in 1999. By the end of the period, Indonesia remained at the top of the list with well over 22,000 students followed by Singapore and Hong Kong who were at about 19,000 and 18,000 students respectively. By contrast, overseas students from Malaysia were at the bottom of the list with less than 18,000 students.

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Jul 17, 2020
too long
by: Riri

too long. You should not represent all the numbers . Just pick the most highlighted features.

Jul 17, 2020
wordy and excess the word limit
by: Riri

Hi there,

Your response is too long, and the grammar is repetitive. You do not need to represent all the data to detail. Just make it clear and concise by choosing the most highlighted feature, please Check out my sample.


The graph compares the number of international students from 4 Asian countries, coming to Australia to study from 1982 to 2000. Overall, Australia welcomed more and more oversea students from all of these nations. It can be clearly seen that Indonesia had the highest number of students studying abroad in Australia.

Turning to the detail, students coming from Malaysia were ranked the highest among the other four countries in 1982 with about 5,000 students compared with just under 2,000 students for the rest of the countries. Although figure for Malaysia rose slightly and maintained at 10,000 until 1994, it was surpassed by the Hong Kong in 1990 and Indonesia in 1993, respectively.

From 1993 to 2000, the Indonesia’s figure peaked at around 26,000 students in 1998. In spite of a slight drop in the following years, Indonesian still accounted for the highest numbers of oversea students in Australia. Surprisingly, there was a gradual increase in the number of students coming from Singapore at 20,000, standing at the second position. The two remaining nations both reached at about 18,000 oversea students after a period of fluctuation.

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