This IELTS writing task 1 sample is a pie chart. Below the pie chart is a model answer.
With pie charts you are usually given 2, 3, or 4 to compare. In this case there are 2.
Take a look at the question and chart first. Which is the best way to compare the information?
Make a decision then look at the model answer. Comments are provided so you can see why the response would achieve a high IELTS score.
The response achieves the task because the data from the pie chart is selected and summarised appropriately.
Also, it can be seen that comparisons are made, which you are told to do in the rubric. The comparisons are clear from language such as 'similarly', 'much smaller', and 'largest revenue source'. Those are all language of comparison and contrast.
The summary is also well-organised. The writer decides first to compare the two largest items in each pie chart in the first paragraph, then go on to summarise the smaller items of expenditure, each in a separate paragraph.
It is therefore easy to follow the description.
There is not one right way to organise the pie chart. You could for example discuss each chart in turn as they are about different categories.
However, you should compare across categories if each pie chart is about the same thing. There is a lesson about that here: IELTS Pie Chart
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(1) Charity Spending
(4) Brick Manufacturing
(5) UK GDP
(6) Team Scores
(7) Electicity Generation
(8) British Emigration
(9) UK Visits
Line & Bar
(10) Car Theft
Pie & Bar
(12) Modes of Transport
(14) Making Chocolate
(15) Monthly Expenditure
(16) Tea Manufacture
Pie & Bar
(18) Borrowing Books
Line & Pie
(21) Staff Employment
(24) Average House Prices
(25) Co2 Emissions
(26) Leisure Activities
(27) Wave Machine
(28) Course Attendance
Bar & Pie Chart