IELTS Graph # Deaths by Gender in Australia


You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The bar graph below shows the leading causes of deaths by gender in Australia in 2014.

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

Write at least 150 words.



IELTS Graph deaths by gender in Australia

IELTS Graph deaths by gender in Australia




The bar graph compares the proportion of males and females who died from various diseases in Australia in 2014.

It is clearly evident that ischaemic heart diseases were the biggest cause of death for both men and women in 2014, accounting for 11,082 and 9,091 deaths, respectively. Dementia including Alzheimer and cerebrovascular diseases were more prevalent among females than males. About 14000 women and slightly more than 8000 men died from them.

Looking at life threatening health problems among men, it is noticeable that trachea, bronchus and lung cancer and chronic lower respiratory diseases were two major killers. These illnesses took the lives of nearly 9000 men as compared to 7000 women.  Surprisingly, the mortality rate due to diabetes was approximately equal for both genders as figures stood at just over 2000 in both cases. Various types of cancers such as skin, blood, colon, breast and prostate etc. were also responsible for numerous deaths of both sexes in that year.

Overall, ischaemic cardiovascular problems contributed to the largest number of deaths in 2014.  Other major causes of deaths reflect a gender bias: mental disorders like dementia and Alzheimer killed more females whereas respiratory diseases led to the loss of lives of more males.


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Identify Decreasing Trends in IELTS Task 1

How to Identify Decreasing Trends in IELTS Task 1


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Fell to
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Went down to
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In 2000, the school A had 80 students. In the next three years, the number of children declined rapidly to 50 and hit the minimum of 20 in the year 2006. In comparison, there were more students in school B in 2000 but the figures dropped gradually in the following years before ending at about 80 pupils in 2006.

Increasing Trends in IELTS Task-1

Trends are the most important part of the IELTS exam. Trends can either be increasing or decreasing. Sometimes it even remains constant. It is essential for you to know how to describe trends in a better way. This time we bring you the best way in which you can explain increasing trends in IELTS writing.



 How to Identify Increasing Trends in IELTS Task-1 ?

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Increased to
Rose to
Climbed to
Went up to
Leapt to
Boomed to
Soared to
Rocketed to
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Hit the maximum

In 2000, there were 70 children in school A. The number of students increased gradually to about 85 in the next six years. In comparison, school B had only 10 students in the year 2000 but the figures increased rapidly in the following years and hit the mark of 70 pupils in 2006.

Changes in British living standards # Table Academic Task 1

Academic Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The table below shows the consumer durables (television, computer, etc.) owned in Britain from 1972 to 1998.
Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information shown below.
You should write at least 150 words.


Consumer durables 1972 1975 1981 1985 1991 1993 1995 1996 1998
Percentage of households with:  % % % % % % % % %
Color TV 93 96 74 86 95 95 97 97 98
Home computer .. .. .. 13 21 24 25 27 34
Washing Machine 66 71 78 81 87 88 90 90 92
Telephone 42 54 75 81 88 90 93 94 96
Central Heating 37 43 59 69 82 83 86 88 90
Car or van 52 56 69 62 67 68 71 70 72

 Source: Office for National Statistics, UK


The table provides information about how the number of British households with a range of consumer durables and household amenities has changed over a 26-year period between 1972 and 1998.
In 1972, the vast majority of households (93%) had a color television. In the next three years, figures touched the mark of 96%, but dropped to their lowest of about three quarters (74%) in the early 1980s. The percentage has steadily risen since then and almost all households (98%) had this mode of entertainment in 1998.
Looking at other products, it is clearly evident that there was a gradual rise in the ownership of all of them. The greatest increase was observed for central heating as the number of houses equipped with this facility rose from 37% in 1972 to 90% in 1998. Next came telephone ownership, rising from under a half (42%) of households in 1972 to 96% in 1998. The percentage of households with a washing machine went up by 26% over the same period and of those with a car or van rose by 20%. In 1985, the introduction year of home computers, just over one in eight British households (13%) owned a home computer. Interestingly, by the end of the period, numbers had climbed to 34%.
Overall, the percentage of British houses endowed with long-lasting goods and facilities increased throughout the given period.

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