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IELTS ACADEMIC TASK1 Question No: 14 The Popularity of Various Professions

Answer penned by Netto for Camford Academy

The given bar diagram deals with the popularity scales of eleven different professions. Most strikingly, the traditionally most respected jobs of doctors and teachers fall far behind professions like computer engineers, footballers, nurses, actor/actresses and pop stars.

With reference to the bar chart, the professions of both computer engineers and footballers lead the other professions by far with huge difference in terms of popularity points, that is, both are rated with staggering 90 points each on the popularity scale. That of Actor/actresses and pop stars, in contrast, trail behind with about 64 points each. On the other hand, doctors and teachers are the least rated professions where the former accounts for about 48 points and the latter for about 46.

Interestingly, among the eleven professions, four are rated with negative popularity.  The profession of traffic wardens is the most negatively rated with 20 points followed by estate agents’ profession with about 5 points less than the former. On the other hand, the positions of both politicians and bankers are the third and fourth negatively rated ones with about 10 points and 5 points respectively.

Having decoded the bar chart, while the computer engineers and footballers are the most famous, the traffic warden is the most infamous one.


Answer penned by Netto for Camford Academy

The given table furnishes information about the underground railway systems in six cities. In a bird’s view, there is no proportion between the length of the railway route and the number of passengers who take it per year.

Tokyo underground railway system, despite being the third longest of 155 kilometers laid in 1927 enjoys the largest number of passenger of about 1927 million per year. Paris railway system, despite being the oldest (1900) and the second longest with 199 Km, records 736 million less than the former.

Interestingly, London, in spite of being the oldest (1863) and the largest route (394Km), is preferred by only 775 million passengers yearly. The number of passengers taking Washington DC railway route is conspicuously different from other competitors, that is, even though it has a significant 126 Km, only 144 million passengers take it a year.

Both Kyoto (1981) and Los Angeles (2001) underground railway systems, in contrast, touch the shortest distances of about 11 and 28 Kilometers respectively with predictable number of passengers. While the former enjoys 45 million, the latter witnesses 5 million more annually.

On the whole, the older the underground railway route is, the larger it is. That is, London, besides being the oldest, is the longest and Kyote in addition to being the youngest has the shortest route even though Los Angeles is an exemption.


IELTS Task1 Question No: 12   Diagram of Chocolate Production (OnTrack)

Answer Prepared by Netto

The given diagram depicts the various stages involved in the manufacturing

of a chocolate bar and the division of its price among various parties involved

in the process. Evidently, besides coco seeds, sugar is the only external

ingredient used in the production of chocolate bar.    



With regards to the diagram of manufacturing of chocolate bar, the process starts with grinding of the

cocoa seeds and then the waste materials are separated. Subsequently, cocoa liquor is formed and

a portion of it is converted into coco butter as well as coco powder as a result of pressing. Hence,

the cocoa powder is sent to food industry. Some of the cocoa liquor combined with sugar and cocoa

butter form industrial chocolate. Resultantly, chocolate bar is produced.



  As for the pie diagram of the sub division of the price of the chocolate bar, cost of ingredients

accounts for a staggering 37% followed by super market with 3% less than the former. However,

as much as 15%  of the price is meant for tax. The remaining 14% of the total price is shared

between chocolate company and farmer. While the former enjoys one-tenth of the total price

as their profit, the latter is given the least and negligible share of only 4%.



Overall, even though the farmers are the ones who toil to produce the raw materials required

for the production of chocolate, they are given only a paltry share of the total price whereas

whopping part is enjoyed by super markets and manufacturers.  




IELTS TASK1 Question No.11: Astoria’s Water Distribution

 Answer Prepared by Netto


The first pie chart portrays how the total water in Astoria was distributed in 2010 while

the second one shows the purposes for which the domestic water was allocated in the

same year. The most striking feature is that more than half of the total water was used

for domestic purpose.

With reference to the pie chart, from the distribution of Astoria's total water in 2010,

a lion's share (55%) was allocated for domestic purpose followed by commercial

sector receiving one-fifth of the total water. Rather surprisingly, one-tenth of the total

water was wasted through leakage. Both unmetered usage and the water received

by institutions together accounted for 15% while 8% of the total water went

unmetered. Institutions enjoyed the least 7% of the total water.


Even though as much as 55% of Astoria's total water was utilized for domestic

purpose, it was not distributed uniquely. Gardening/lawns with 40% enjoyed

the major chunk of the distribution whereas toilet and bathroom consumed

one-fifth of the total domestic water. Likewise, laundry and kitchen comprisingly

consumed as much amount of water as bathroom and toilet. When laundry enjoyed 12%,

kitchen had 8% of the total domestic water.


On the whole, like the disproportionate usage of Astoria's total water, the domestic water

was also distributed disproportionately. Overall, it is embarrassing that as much as 18% of

Astoria's total water was wasted through leakage and unmetered and that a huge part of

domestic water was used for garden/lawns.



   IELTS TASK1 Question No.10: The table for UK people visits and their favourite destinations     

   Answer Prepared by Netto for Camdord Academy

  The given tables depict various purposes of visits of the UK people and their favourite destinations

between 1994 and 1998 according to a sample survey conducted on 1 lakh people.  Overall, the

leisure trips stand out as a major reason for their visits with Western Europe as their favourite destination.

       The first table shows the visits for holiday outweigh the rest of the purposes. It overrides the rest

with a staggering number in 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998 with 15246, 14898, 17896, 19703

and 20700 respectively. Similarly, the latest year (1998) shows the most number of visits for all

purposes such as holiday (20700), business (3957), visits to friends and relatives (3181) and other

reasons (991). However, visits for business and to friends and relatives are somewhat closer in terms

of number of visitors where the former edges out the latter slightly with both ranging between 2000

and 4000 throughout the given years. Visits for other reasons (around 1000) is at the bottom.


According to the second table, UK people mostly visited within their own continent with Western

Europe having largest visits every year. It rose to its peak of 24519 in 1998 from 19371 in 1994

with a slight fall by 427 in 1995 from 1994. It also increased from 21877 in 1996 to 23661 in

1997 from the previous years. The number of people visiting other regions overshadows that to
North America with a slight difference. As many as 919 visitors in North America in 1994 almost

doubled to 1823 after 4 years while 1782 visitors in Other Areas in 1994 rose by 704 in 1998.


On the whole, the trend of travelling abroad for various purposes by the UK people witnessed an

increasing trend over the given period except in 1995 with Western Europe as their most favourite

destination and North America the least. It is to be noted that visits to North America, despite

being the least, doubled by the end of the given period.



Question : 9, The Maps / diagrams of Riversdale University in both 1973 and 2010 (IELTS TO SUCCESS)

Answer Prepared by Netto for Camford Academy

                 The maps of Riversdale University in both 1973 and 2010 portray its various departments and facilities. On the whole, the map in 2010 has many changes like additions, relocations, expansions and merging.

                With reference to the diagrams, various building and features of Riversdale university in 1973 were retained the same in 2010. Certain buildings such as science, administration, sports centre and economic buildings as well as sporting fields were kept unchanged in the same position. Besides, some buildings were replaced with new ones. Firstly, fine art building was replaced by information science building and natural reserve by car park B, tram stop and proposed medical school plan for 2019.

               With regards to the diagram in 2010, transportation facilities were given more importance with the creation of a tram stop, car park and a new entrance. While the student union building in 1973 was relocated from the North East to North West near sporting field and ovals. The building of library in 1973 was expanded by its half in 2010 towards the South West direction. In addition, social science building which was independent in 1973 was merged in 2010.


               On the whole, as time passed by, while the natural reserves and sporting fields lost its prominence on the campus of Riversdale University, the conveyance facilities attained momentum.


Question 8: Diagram of environmental issues raised by a product over its life cycle (OXFORD IELTS PRACTICE TESTS)

Essay prepared by Netto for Camford Academy


The diagram depicts various stages involved in the production of a product. Overall, hardly does a step pass without damaging the environment.

With reference to the diagram, the production of a product starts with the step of planning and designing wherein computers consume huge amount of power adding to global warming. Subsequently, production materials are transported by trucks depleting the non-renewable energy resources. Following that, in the third step, production takes place in factory spewing out huge amount of hazardous pollutants which destabilize the atmospheric balance. In the fourth step, the finished product is wrapped and packed in plastics for which massive deforestation has to take place. In the fifth step the product is sold out and customers use it for various purposes. In the sixth step, the product is used whereby most of the electronic gadgets being not recyclable are left out in the crust of the earth hampering the fertility of land. Then, in the step seven, the recyclable materials are reused in a production process again.


On the whole, while step two and three jeopardize the atmospheric balance, steps four, five and six deteriorate the earth. 


Question No: 7. Chart for the number of fishers in differnt regions and table of 10 fish exporting Countires
Answer prepared by Mr.Netto for Camford Academy, Trivandrum


The given chart depicts various numbers of fishers in various regions in 1970, 1980 and 2000, and the table reports the top 10 fish exporting countries in 2000 in its ascending order. On the whole, Asia being the largest region has the lion's share of fishers in all the three countries.

With reference to the chart, Asia is the only region having an increasing number of fishers over the years, that is, it led the chart in 1970 with 9 million fishers followed by another 4 million increase in the next decades. The year 2000 witnessed Asia with highest ever number of fishers of 24 million in all three years and of all other regions as well. Africa, despite being in the second position had only 1.3 million in 1970 which had another 7 lakhs increase in both 1980 and maintaining the same in 2000. Interestingly, South America had steady number of fishers of 1.3 million each in 1970, 1980 and 2000. However, meager 5 lakh fishers in 1970 in North America rose by 7 lakhs in the next decade and retaining the same in 2000. Europe recorded the least number of fishers of both 1970 and 2000.

With regards to the table, Asia had as many fish exporting countries as all other regions. Thailand being an Asian country topped it first with Norway, USA, China and Denmark enjoying second, third, fourth and fifth position respectively. South Korea, despite being an Asian country ended at the bottom of the list on the 1oth spot with Canada, Taiwan, Russia and Indonesia in 6th,7th, 8th and 9th respectively.

On the whole, Asia was leading the other regions by far in terms of number of fishers and so was it in the fish exporting countries with half of them falling in Asia.



Question No: 6. Graph for the usage of clothes in three different countries - India, Pakistan and USA
Answer prepared by Mr.Netto for Camford Academy, Trivandrum

The given line graph depicts the various amount of clothes used by three countries namely India, USA and Pakistan over a period of 6 decades. On the whole, the highest consumer of cloth in the initial decade turned out to be the least whereas the least became the highest one at the end of the decade.

In terms of clothes used by Indians, they had the highest consumption of 500 tons in 1930. Thereafter it steadily fell and consequently hit the rock bottom in 1990 with below one-tenths of that in 1930 with the US being in the second highest position in 1930 with 100 tons less than the former in the same year. Subsequently, it steadily fell with some fluctuations in between to the second lowest in 1990 with just above 50 tons. Pakistan being the least consumer of clothes between 1930 and mid 50’s had a slight fluctuation in it in the initial decades. Thereafter it steadily rocketed to the peak of well above 500 tons in 1990.

Overall, the two Asian countries India and Pakistan had contrasting variations in the consumption of clothes over the given period with the former being highest turning out to be the lowest and the latter vice versa. In addition, the mid 60’s saw some what a uniform amount of consumption of clothes by all these countries.


Question No: 5. Diagrams for cement and concrete production (IELTS 8)

 Answer prepared by Mr.Netto for Camford Academy, Trivandrum

  The first diagram illustrates the different stages involved in cement production whereas the second one depicts the ingredientsadded in the concrete production. Overall, even though the production of cement undergoes long and tedious process, only 15% of it usedin the concrete production.

 As for cement production, firstly both limestone and clay are crushed into powder by a crusher. After mixing the crushed powder ina mixer, it is rotated in a rotating heater with adding further heat from the bottom. Following that, theheated mixture is grinded in a grinder and subsequently, cement is formed. Finally, it is packed in bags.

  With regards to the production of concrete, four main components are added together in a concrete mixer where cement constitutes only15% of the total concrete production. While gravel constitutes half of the total concrete, 25% of sand and 10% of water are mixed in it.

  On the whole, cement is the only manufactured stuff added in concrete production while the other three components such as gravel,sand and water are naturally available.




QUESTION NO:4  Charts for seven car manufacturing companies' sales for a decade.



 Answer prepared by Mr.Netto for Camford Academy, Trivandrum

The given chart illustrates the number of units of cars sold out by seven different car manufacturing companies over the span of ten years between 2003 and 2013.Overall, the oldest company made the highest sales and the latest one recorded the lowest sales rate. 




With reference to the chart, Ford, a car manufacturing company set up in 1975, recorded the highest number of sales of 1000 units followed by Hyundai that began its operation in 1985, with 500 units less than the former while the third highest performer Volkswagan set up in 2010 sold 2000 units of cars less than the highest performer. In contrast, both Honda set up in 1980 and Mahindra in 1985 being in the fourth position managed to sell equal number of units of 7500 in the given decade. Fiat (2000) was a just above average performer with 6000 units of cars, that is, 1000 more than the lowest seller, Nissan set up in 2011. 




On the whole, the year of operation of car manufacturing companies did not play any direct effect on their performance except for Ford the oldest entrant and Nissan the latest entrant.


 QUESTION NO:3 (charts for reasons for study and employers' support)

 Answer prepared by Mr.Netto for Camford Academy, Trivandrum

 Both the charts depict the factors for study for various age group students and the various amount of support given to them by employers. Overall, the younger the students are, the more they study for career and the youngest of all age group students draw ardent support from employers as well. 


As for the reasons for study, while the young studies for career, the elder does it for interest. 80% under 26 study for career followed by 26-29 age group with just below 10% less than the former while 30-39 age group and 40-49 category students are in the third and fourth positions with 56% and 40% respectively. Those over 49 (nearly 18%) are the fewest interested about career. In contrast, a staggering 70% of over 49 cram for interest followed by 40-49 with 30% less than the former. While the least percentage of the youngest (10%) carries out study for interest, those between 30-39 and 26-29 are in the third and fourth position with about 24% and 15% respectively.  


Similarly, in terms of employers’ support, the youngest receives the highest support with financial help and time off from work that is nearly 65% of under 26 get employers’ assistance with 26-29 drawing about 15% less than the former while the age group over49 and 40-49 fall in the third and fourth favourite list with about 44% and 36% respectively. However, the fewest between 30 and 39(about 34%) find support from employers. 

On the whole, the youngest approaches education for vocation and the eldest for interest with the former getting the soundest support from employers.




 Answer prepared by Mr.Netto for Camford Academy, Trivandrum

The given table shows the various amount of carbon dioxide emitted by four different countries – China, Brazil, Germany and Luxemberg. Overall, the largest countries such as China and Brazil emit more amount of Carbon dioxide than the smaller ones.

With reference to the emitted carbon dioxide, China leads the table with the highest of 7219 million tones followed by Brazil (1014 million tonnes) with almost six times less than the former. Despite Germany being a developed nation, it is only in the third position with 37 milloion tones less than Brazil whereas Luxemburg being the smallest nation has least amount of emission of 11 million tones.perce

In terms of total world carbon dioxide emission, China (19.1%), as expected, leads it with nearly one fifth of total world emissions. Whereas, both Brazil and Germany are in the second and third position with 2.7% and 2.6% respectively with Luxemburg in the fourth position contributing the least amount of 2%.

As for per capita tones of Carbon dioxide, a Luxembourgian leads the table with the highest emission of 22.4 tonnes followed by a German with 11.7 tonnes less than the former. A Chinese being in the third position has only 4.6 tonnes which is 2.8 tonnes more than a Brazilian, the least contributor. 

 As regards the rate of change in carbon dioxide emission, every countries except Germany has a positive growth. China has the most visible growth of 172.6% of carbon dioxide emission with Brazil in the second position with just below half of the former(79.8%). Whereas, Luxemburg has a slender change of 2.5% .Interestingly, only Germany has negative growth of 16%.

On the whole, the rate of carbon dioxide emission is directly proportionate to the size of the population of a country, that is, China being the mostly populated nation has the highest rate Co2 and Luxemburg being the smallest one has the least amount of it. 




 Answer prepared by Mr.Netto for Camford Academy, Trivandrum                 


The first graph illustrates the percentage of smokers  in USA, Japan and Holland, and the second the amount of alcohol consumption in Turkey, Holland and USA. Overall, the trend of smoking declined considerably over the four decades between 1960 and 2000 and that of alcohol consumption rising in the first two decades and then falling in the last two decades. 

In terms of smoking, Holland started from the peak with below 60% of its total population smoking in 1960 maintaining it till 1970 followed by a sharp decline of just over 12% in the next  decade(1980).It further dropped steadily to its lowest below 40% in the last two decades . In contrast, Japan had the second highest smokers which are 10% less than Holland in the initial year. Subsequently, it kept steadily falling over the next four decades to its lowest leveling to that of Holland in 2000.In comparison , USA started with the least percentage of smokers in 1960 with nearly two third of what Holland had in the initial year . It also kept falling over the span of 40 years hitting the rock bottom with the lowest figure of just below half of it in 1960.

In terms of alcohol consumption , Americans topped the graph with nearly staggering 8 liters per person in 1960, which considerably increased over the next two decades and subsequently falling to the second highest consumption of all three countries in 2000. Despite Holland having the second highest intake of liquor per person with nearly half of USA in the initial period , it rocketed to the peak tripling with 11 liters per person in 1980. Even though  it fell marginally in the next decade , it remained to its highest intake towards the end of the decade . In contrast, the intake of a Turk with about 1 liter continued to be at the bottom with a slender increase in between throughout the span of 40 years.

On the whole, as a result of people becoming health conscious, the trend of both smoking and consuming liquor dropped towards the end of four decades.

Director's Notes

  • Netto. C
  • CELTA(Cambridge University) M.Phil English, B.Ed M.A. Eng, M.A. Sociology

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