Task 1

In this example, there are four pie charts that you have to compare, which makes it quite difficult.

So you need to decide the best way to structure your answer to make it easy to read and follow.

Model Graph

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The pie charts show the electricity generated in Germany and France from all sources and renewables in the year 2009.

Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.

Write at least 150 words.

IELTS Sample Pie Chart – Electricity Generation


Task 2


Paraphrase the topic and briefly give your opinion.


Develop your point, giving reasons and supporting them with appropriate examples. Write at least 2 and no more than 5 paragraphs.


Sum up what you have written and give your final thoughts on the problem. They should not differ from those in the introduction.

Task 2: Despite a large number of gyms, a sedentary lifestyle is gaining popularity in the contemporary world.

What problems are associated with this?

What solutions can you suggest?

How to answer the question?

Before starting to write your answer, you should think of 1-2 problems and 1-2 solutions, so you know what to write about. In our case:

Problems associated with sedentary lifestyle:

  • obesity
  • problems with backbone (osteoporosis, scoliosis)


  • promote walking and cycling as safe and attractive alternatives to motorized transport
  • promote visiting gyms and doing exercises

Now, after we’ve generated some ideas for our essay, it’s time to use them in our writing.

Remember: it’s not enough to simply state these facts, you should also extend the ideas in your writing.