IELTS WRITING TASK 1 TABLES By Imad SAMPLE The table below shows the sales at a small restaurant in a downtown business district. Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant. STEPS STEP 1: Introduce the table. (Describe the features of table in 2 sentences). Report the main characteristics of the table Report the number of columns and rows. STEP 2: A. Analyze: (100-120) words – 8-12 sentences. Start by reporting the most noticeable comparisons. STEP 2B: Make calculations (where relevant) STEP 3: Conclude The table below shows the sales at a small restaurant in a downtown business district. STEP 1: (Describe what the table shows and its features) The table illustrates < the sales at a small restaurant in a downtown business district for the week of October 7-13>. It includes <seven columns and three rows>. STEP 2A: (Analyze the table data) It is clear that the highest sales at this restaurant are during dinner time on Friday with $4,350. On the other hand, the lowest sales are during lunch on Sunday at $1,550. Mainly Tuesdays and Fridays’ sales brought in more sales for that week. $13,00 0 $610 0 $6500 $6000 $6000 $7000 $4000 $4000 $22,00 0 STEP 2B: Make calculations where relevant. By adding together the sales for each day, we see that the highest revenues for both lunch and dinner were on Tuesdays and Fridays at approximately 7000 and 6500 dollars. Interestingly, weekends had the lowest incomes of the week with approximately $4000 for both lunch and dinner. STEP 3: Conclude To sum up, and by combining the totals in the rows for that week, we find that the dinner has generated more money with $22,000. Thus, the lowest revenues were from made from lunch time at about 13,000 dollars for these 7 days. Compared to lunch incomes, dinners generated more sales for the week from the 7th-13th of October. HINTS Not all tables include money amounts; they could also comprise ratios, percentages, ages, agegroups, etc. However, understanding the basic process of how to write on IELTS Writing Task 1 can help you modify your writing accordingly. i.e. from amounts to numbers, etc. Example: LET’S PRACTICE! Handouts The table below shows the sales at a café located near a large university. Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features while making comparisons where relevant.