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How to write an introduction for Writing Task 1

The introduction for Writing Task 1 should explain what the chart/graph shows (e.g. type of graph, unit of measurement, subject, categories, place and time). To do this, you may use the following formula as a guide for yourself:


The graph type + shows/compares + unit of measurement and subject + categories + place + time


For example, let's look at the attached graph. Looking at the graph, we can observe that

The graph type = The two pie charts

shows/compares = compare

unit of measurement and subject = the percentage of digital sales

categories = of four retail sectors - travel, movie/songs, books and clothes -

place = in New Zealand

time = between 2003 and 2013




So, the sample introduction for this type of graph can be:

The two pie charts compare the percentage of digital sales of four retail sectors - travel, movie/songs, books and clothes - in New Zealand between 2003 and 2013.


To take your introduction to an advanced level, try to change the grammatical structure. Here is how to do it:


The two pie charts compare how the proportions of digital sales of four retail sectors have changed over a period of 10 years in New Zealand.


Below you can find more examples of Introductions for Charts and Diagrams.


Example 1


Question Statement: The graph below shows the amounts of waste produced by three companies over a period of 15 years.

Introduction:

The line graph compares three companies in terms of their waste output between the years 2000 and 2015.


Example 2


Question Statement: The chart below shows the total number of minutes (in billions) of telephone calls in the UK, divided into three categories, from 1995-2002.

Introduction:

The bar chart compares the amount of time spent by people in the UK on three different types of phone call between 1995 and 2002.


Your Turn!


Now it is your turn to write introductions for Task 1!


Question #1

Question #2

Question #3


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