IELTS Academic Writing Task 1- Rephrasing

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Rephrasing in IELTS Academic Writing Task 1
Rephrase the description under each kind of data below as much as you can. If you can’t 
think of words which mean (exactly) the same thing, just use different grammatical forms 
of the words that are in the question.

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The table below gives information about the changes in population density in six cities over
a 200 year period. 

City

Population density in

1900 (people per

km2) 

Population density in

2000 (people per

km2)

Population density in

2100 (people per

km2)

London

154

129

110

Berlin

89

105

110

Brussels

165

132

145

New York

143

201

230

Tokyo

135

270

200

Bangkok

33

340

420

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The line graph below gives information about the number of men and women in the EU 
taking higher degrees between 1975 and 2000. 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2015

bar graph

centuries

chart 

data 

diagram

females

figures

four

from.. to…

gives

graph

grower

illustrates

illustration

information

island nation

justifications

males

most important

number

on the left(-hand side) 

on the right(-hand side)

owning

people

percentage

picture

places

postgraduate

presents

qualifications

quarter century

represents

situated

statistics 

steps

the way

variation

where they are sold

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2015

What can you put in the other sentences in the introduction to your IELTS Academic 
Writing Part One essay?

What do you need to do before you start writing? How long should you spend on that?

Rephrase this final sentence from an introduction in as many different ways as possible in 
the same way. 

“I will describe the pie chart and then look at the bar graph.”

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2015

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