IELTS Writing Task 1 Sample Answer



52. The pie charts below show the comparison of different kinds of energy production of France in two years. 

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

Write at least 150 words.

The pie charts below show the comparison of different kinds of energy production of France in two years.

Sample Answer 1

   The pie charts illustrate the different energy sources used in France between 1995 and 2005. Overall, coal remained the dominant energy source throughout the period, while other sources had a much smaller contribution.

   In 1995, coal accounted for the largest proportion of energy consumption at 29.80%, specifically for electricity production. On the other hand, other energy sources only made up 4.90% of the total. Gas and petrol had similar market shares in 1995, with 29.63% and 29.27% respectively. Nuclear energy played a minor role, providing around 6.40% of the total energy.

             When comparing the two years, coal's share experienced a significant increase from 29.80% in 1995 to a peak of 30.93% in 2005, before dropping to 0.62% in the same year. Meanwhile, petrol's market share decreased considerably to 19.55% in 2005. Nuclear energy, on the other hand, saw a substantial growth, reaching 10.10% in 2005. Alternative energy sources also experienced some growth, but their proportion in 2005 was still less than double that of 1995.

 Key vocabulary and phrases:

depict: show or illustrate

utilised: used

energy consumption: the amount of energy used

remained the highest: stayed at the top

remained the lowest: stayed at the bottom

market share: the proportion of the market controlled by a particular product or company

employed: used

combined: together

provided: supplied or gave

comparing: examining or contrasting

rose substantially: increased significantly

reached a peak: reached the highest point

dropped: decreased

decreased considerably: decreased significantly

grew significantly: increased significantly

alternative energy sources: renewable energy sources

proportion: amount or share

The pie charts below show the comparison of different kinds of energy production of France in two years.

  Sample Answer 2

Band 7

                      The pie charts depict the various energy sources utilised in France between 1995 and 2005. Overall, for two years, coal's share of total energy consumption remained the highest, while other energy sources remained the lowest.

                      In 1995, 29.80 percent of coal was utilised to produce electricity, the highest proportion, while only 4.90 percent of other energy sources were employed. In 1995, gas and petrol had a combined market share of 29.63 percent and 29.27 percent, respectively. In 1995, nuclear energy provided about 6.40 percent of total energy.

                     When comparing energy production over two consecutive years, coal's share rose substantially from 29.80 percent in 1995 to 30.93 percent in 2005, when it reached a peak of 30.93 percent, before dropping to 0.62 percent in 2005. Petrol's market share decreased considerably to 19.55 percent in 2005, while nuclear energy's market share grew significantly to 10.10 percent. Alternative energy sources grew to less than twice their proportion in 1995 in 2005.

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The pie charts below show the comparison of different kinds of energy production of France in two years.

  Sample Answer 3

Band 6.5

                     The presented pie charts compare various sources of energy production in France in 1995 and 2005.

                  Regarding the sources of energy consumed in 1995, 29.80% of coal was used in the generation of power, which was the highest, while only 4.90% of other sources remained the lowest. The proportion of gas and petrol accounted for 29.63% and 29.27%, respectively, in 1995. The figure for nuclear energy stood at 6.40 per cent in 1995.

                Turning to the comparison of energy production in two given years, the percentage of coal rose slightly from 29.80% in 1995 to 30.93% in 2005, which remained the highest, before outnumbering gas energy by only 0.62 per cent in 2005.

               The figure for petrol dropped dramatically to 19.55, whereas nuclear energy rose considerably to 10.10% in 2005. The proportion of other sources of energy surged to less than two times that of the 1995 figure in 2005.

               To summarise, it can be seen that the proportion of coal remained the highest for two years, while other sources of power were the lowest.

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