Academic IELTS Writing Task 1 Topic : number of visitors to three London Museums – Bar Chart

The bar chart shows the number of visitors to three London Museums between 2007 and 2012. Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Write at least 150 words

Academic IELTS Writing Task 1 Topic 37

Model answer:

The bar chart illustrates information about how many people per year visited three London museums over six-year period from 2007 to 2012.

Overall, what stands out from the graph is there was gradual upward trend in the number of visitors of the National Gallery, which became the most popular museum from being at last place, while the Victoria and Albert Museum followed the opposite trend. In detail, in the first two years of the period, the number of visitors of Victoria and Albert Museum remained stable at 13.5 million, and then fell to 9 million in 2010, while that of British Museum, dropped significantly by 50%, from 12 million to 6 million and remained at this level in 2009.

However, there was gradual upward trend in the number of visitors of both British Museum and Victoria and Albert from 2010 to 2012, the former number doubled and the latter rose by more than 50%, finishing at 14.5 and 40 million respectively. In addition, there was significant increase of the number of visitors of National Gallery over the whole six-year period, the figure finishing at almost 16 million.

(184 words)

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Model answer 02

The provided bar graph compares the London museum visitors in three different types on museums from 2007 to 2012. As is presented in the graph, the National Gallery got popularity over time and the highest number of people visited those museums in 2007 and in 2012.

According to the graph, initially in 2007 more than 12 millions people visited British museum while this number was more than 13 millions for Victoria & Albert museum and only 6.5 millions for National Gallery. The popularity of Victoria and Albert museum remain same in the next year while this decreased for the other two museums. The National Gallery museum visitors’ numbers remained increasing each year while the total number of museum visitors decreased in 2009, 2010 and in 2011. Finally in 2012, the National Gallery got the highest number of visitors amounting more than 15 millions while the number for British museum reached to about 13 millions and for Victoria and Albert Museum got 10 million visitors.
In summary, National Gallery gained in popularity over time and more people visited the London museums in 2007 and in 2012 than they did in the years in between these two.

(Approximately 195 words)

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