I presented the data from the table in the form of a line chart and bar chart. The information is exactly the same. That’s why in my courses we don’t group charts by type, but rather we group charts and tables with dates (in our case, we have six time periods) and those without dates.
The dates are in the past, which means you must use the past tenses in your report.
The first approach involves discussing the chart in the first body paragraph, followed by the table in the second body paragraph. The second approach is to focus on the UK in the first body paragraph and Kazakhstan in the second body paragraph. In this report, we used the first structure.
Body paragraph 1:
In 1920, the average British woman gave birth to approximately two children, while the Kazakhstani average was around 3.5. In both countries, the birth rate continued to increase until the 1960s, at which point it peaked at around 2.7 and 4.5 children per woman respectively. Between 1960 and 2019, the numbers generally declined, with the end of the period displaying a rate of approximately 1.8 children per woman in the UK and 3.0 in Kazakhstan.
Body paragraph 2:
In terms of women’s age at first childbirth, females in Kazakhstan preceded those in Britain by about one to four years across all time periods. The average age of giving birth to the first child increased slightly in both countries, from 26.5 in the UK and 23.5 in Kazakhstan in 1920 to 28.9 and 27.6 in 2019 respectively.
The use of the linker "In terms of women's age at first childbirth" at the beginning of the paragraph effectively signals the topic and facilitates sentence cohesion, a key aspect to achieving a Band 7 score.
It is important to only report the most important figures.
This sample report is 211 words long, which is typical for a high-scoring answer. If you struggle to finish on time, aim to write between 170 to 190 words.
What about a conclusion? You don’t need a conclusion in your task 1 report.
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