• Mai Duc Nguyen

Grammar Builder Exercise – Sentence Structures to Describe Trends in Writing Task 1


In this article, I would like to introduce a number of popular sentence structures which you can use to describe trends in the Writing Task 1 section of the IELTS exam.

Structure 1:

The national recycling rates of the US increased by more than 5 times from 6.4% in 1960 to 36.7% in 2011. / The national recycling rates of the US witnessed an increase by more than 5 times from 6.4% in 1960 to 36.7% in 2011.

Structure 2:

The percentage of tourists to Scotland who visited the Castle reached its peak of 45% in 1995, followed by a fall to about 33% in 2010.

Structure 3:

After decreasing from about 550 in June to 380 in July, the monthly number of visitors to the Natural History Museum in 2013 recorded a jump to about 480 in September.

Do you know any other sentence structures to describe trends of graphs in Writing Task 1? If yes, please share them by leaving a comment.

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