• Nick Kemp

Task 1 Report: Film Production

Question: The chart above shows the number of films produced by five countries in three years. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Band 8+ Sample Answer:

(Intro & Overview) The bar chart provides information about film production in five different countries over a three year period from 2007 to 2009. Overall, country A produced the most films during the given period, followed by country B. In contrast the film industry was not as prolific in countries C, D, and E. Country B saw the largest increase while countries C and E also experienced a small rise. County A experienced a small decrease, while country D also underwent a small fall.

(Detail 1) In 2007, country A was the clear leader, producing approximately 87 movies and this figure remained unchanged the next year before decreasing to 80 films in 2009. Country B however maintained second place while displaying the reverse trend. It only manufactured 50 movies in 2007 and 53 the following year, before experiencing a significant rise to 70 films in 2009.

(Detail 2) With substantially lower production output, countries C, D, and E were home to less than 20 movies each. In particular, about 8 films were manufactured by country C in 2007 but it showed a dramatic rise, reaching a figure of 18 movies in 2009. Similarly, Country E recorded an increase of 4 films from 9 to 13 over the period. By contrast, country D showed a slight decrease, producing 15 and 14 films in 2007 and 2009 respectively. (219 words).

Words: Nick Kemp, former IELTS examiner.

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