IELTS Writing Task 1 | The daily cost of water (1 Table)

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The table below gives information about the daily cost of water per person in five different countries. (Figures are based on the minimum daily requirement per peron of 11.5 litres.)
  • Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
IELTS Writing Task 1 - Table Essay

How to answer this essay?
  • Introduce the table.
  • Write what it shows/compares.
  • Write the main body paragraphs.
  • Explain the group trends, give selected figures, compare and explain exceptions.
  • Write the summary sentence and check your work.
  • you should summarise the key trends and the key exceptions that you have described in the main body.
Model Answer | Marked as Band 8
Cohesive connecting words that improve coherence in writing . Useful less common words that boost fluency in writing .
  • The table compares how much people have to pay for their minimum daily water needs in five countries. It also shows what percentage of the average daily wage each location represents.
  • First of all, we can see that Tanzania and Uganda have the highest daily cost of water, while the United Kingdom and the United States have the lowest. This means, for example, that Tanzanians pay 6.4 cents, while Americans pay only 0.85 cents for the same amount of water.
  • These differences are even greater when we consider the percentage of the average daily wage this cost represents. In both Tanzania and Uganda, the cost is significant, accounting for 5.7% and 3.2%, respectively. However, in the UK and US, the cost is only a fraction of the daily wage at 0.013% and 0.006%. And although the daily cost of water in Pakistan is similar to that of the UK, it represents up to 1.1% of the daily wage.
  • In general, the table shows that there are significant differences between the cost of water in developing countries and the industrialized West.
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Hassan Esmaielie TavilJan 04, 2024
The introduction part is not true,the table compares the minimum cost of water for each person in five countries(and not the number of people) and the percentage of that in daily cost of living in those countries.please do correct me if i am wrong.
You're absolutely right. Thanks for pointing out this error. Now everything is okay.
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Amir HoushmandFeb 01, 2024
The table shows some information about the consuming water cost per each person for five countries from different continents of the world. Table is provided in terms of daily cost per person in US dollar and the cost proportionate to the average daily wage in each country.The data could be divided in two main groups in the cost point of view. Tanzania, Uganda, and Pakistan having the highest cost of minimum daily water requirements. Furthermore, in these countries, as the data is shown, the daily cost per person is higher than the other group. This parameter is approximately one and a half of UK’s cost for Pakistan, about three times greater for Uganda, and nearly four times larger for Tanzania.The smallest quantity for the daily cost is related to the US and it is precisely 0.85 cents. Moreover, the cost in the aspect of daily wage for the United States is 0.006%, which indicates the cheapest cost in the countries of this table.All things considered, it could be concluded that, the
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Amir HoushmandFeb 01, 2024
the higher the daily cost is, the higher the percentage would be.
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Amir HoushmandFeb 01, 2024
This is my short essay which is provided in 185 words. It would be my pleasure to be informed about your feedbacks.Thanks indeed, Manager of the website and dear users.
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Sevda GajiyevaApr 30, 2024
The table contains data related to the price of water per person in different areas.Its also shows the percentage of daily salary given for water.According to given information, Tanzania has the most expensive water, it costs 6.4 cents per individual for only one day,that price takes 5.7% percent of daily wage.Meanwhile, US provides for citizens the cheapest water with a price 0.85 cents and that equal to only 0.006 part of daily income.There is a small difference in cost in UK, paying 1.3 cents, and Pakistan, that has 1.3 cents per day. But daily wage in UK probably is higher than in latter, because the given amount takes only 0.03 % in first county, while for Pakistan it occupies 1.1%. Uganda is among countries with a high price of water, because people there should give 3.2 part of wage per day for it.The exact cost of drink here is equal to 4.1 cents per person.
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