Now we can write in more detail about the graph and the trends. Also remember to be selective and do not write about everything in the graph
. Grouping the information is very important in this part of the task. Take the 2 main trends and separate them into 2 body paragraphs as below.'In 1967 The UK showed the highest amount of carbon emissions at 11 metric tonnes per person. Sweden started at around 9 metric tonnes per person rising to a peak in output in 1977. With regards to the UK, there was a steady decline in CO2 output over the forty years in question, ending at around 9 metric tonnes for each individual. Sweden followed a similar trend and saw a sharp decline to only 5 metric tonnes of CO2 output by 2007.'
In this body paragraph I wrote about the 2 highest CO2 outputs
, which are The UK and Sweden, and described how they declined in the 40 year period. I added more detail and numbers here, notice how I have used prepositions also (at, around, over, to, by) Key vocabulary:
- the highest amount
- rising to a peak
- output = emissions
- with regards to...
- steady decline
- ending at...
- individual = person
- followed a similar trend
- sharp decline
In the next paragraph I have written about the 2 lowest CO2
outputs, which are Italy and Portugal, and described how they increased in the 40 year time-frame. 'Conversely, Portugal in 1967 had the lowest CO2 output of the 4 European countries at just over 1 metric tonne per person. Over the next 40 years, this increased sharply ending at over 5 tonnes. Italy demonstrated a similar pattern, almost doubling carbon dioxide emissions, beginning at 4 metric tonnes and ending at nearly 8 metric tonnes of Carbon dioxide for each person by 2007.'
- conversely (shows contrast)
- the lowest (superlative)
- must over..
- increased sharply
- ending at
- demonstrated a similar pattern
- doubling (gerund)
- beginning at ... ending at
Using the language of comparisons is important in this kind of task; make sure you know how to use comparatives and superlatives, especially if you get a graph or bar chart with 2 or 3 trends.
It is not necessary to write a conclusion for writing task 1 academic. In fact you could lose points if you do this.