WRITING TASK I (Academic)

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
Write at least 150 words.

The graph below gives information about the spending on child care in four different countries from 1995 to 2018.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Task 1 (Academic) Sample—A real test taker’s answer

The diagram provides data about immigration applicants who applied as refugee in three different countries (The united states of America, Australia, and Canada over a twenty years from 1995 to 2015.

It can be seen that the number of rufegee claimants had un upward trend over last five years, although there were some fluctuation from the begin of the period 1995 until 2010 in all three nations.

To begin with, Refugee claimants in the USA, by 1995, the number of applicants was at the top in comparing to the other countries. The USA was the main destinations for many immigrants, while Canada as well as Australia had almost the same number of claimants during the same period (1995), Five years after, the number of refugee claimants had been increased dramatically by two points, meanwhile the USA immigrants had dropped significantly from 6.5 points to 2.5 point, while the Canada had insignificant change in the refugee applicants through the same period of time.

Since 2000, the number of refugee who applied to USA had raised progressively to end up at 4.5 points in 2015. however, the australian refugee applicants plummeted 2 points by 2010 and then increased again to end up at almost 3 points in 2015. Meanwhile, canadian refugee claimants had a remarkable grown over the last 15 years from 2000-2015.

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