[IELTS writing] Line chart – Consumption of fast foods by Australian teenagers


The line graph compared to  the consumption of Pizza, Fish and chips, Hamburgers with Australian teenagers between 1975 and 2000.

It is clear that the consumption of fish and chips noticeably declined, whereas the amount of Hamburgers and Pizza that were eaten increased over the period shown.

In 1975, the number of times Australian teenagers ate fish and chips was highest, being eaten 100 times a year. While the figures for Hamburgers and Pizza were lower, approximately 10 times and 5 times respectively a year. However, apart from a brief rise again from 1980 to 1985, the consumption of fish and chips gradually declined over 25 year timescale to finish at just under 40 times per year.

In sharp contrast to this, teenagers ate the others two fast foods at much higher levels. Pizza consumption increased gradually until it overtook that of fish and chips in 1990. It then leveled off from 1995 to 2000. The consumption of hamburgers was highest, increasing sharply from 1970’s to 1980’s. The number of times teenagers consumed hamburgers exceed that of fish and chips in 1985. It finished at the same level that fish and chips began, with consumption at 100 times per year.





[Writing task 1] Line graph – Internet usage of population


The line graph compares to proportion of people in three countries who used the internet between 1999 and 2009.

It is clear that the percentage of population who used the internet increased in each country over the period shown. Overall, a much larger of proportion of Americans and Canadians had access to the internet in comparison with Mexican, and Canada experienced the fastest growth in Internet usage.

In 1999, the percentage of internet usage in America was about 20%. The figures for Canada and Mexico were lower, about 10% and 5% respectively. In 2005, the proportion of people using the internet rose to around 70% in both America and Canada, while the figure for Mexico reached just 25%.

By 2009, the percentage of internet users was highest in Canada. Almost 100% Canadians used the internet, compared to about 80% in Americans and only some 40% Mexicans.


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[IELTS Vocabularies] The effect of noise to children experiencing disabilities

– Autism: Chứng tự kỷ

– Hearing impairment = Auditory function deficit: Khiếm thính

– Comprehend = understood

– Exacerbate = Make something more worst. (Trầm trọng hơn, nghiêm trọng hơn)

– Reverberation: If the classroom structure is not suitable then the noise from inside will be reverberated.

– Detrimental effect: Những hậu quả bất lợi

– Vulnerable: Dễ bị tổn thương, tổn hại

– Autistic spectrum disorders: Rối loạn chức năng tự kỷ, Attention deficit disorders: Rối loạn chức năng chú ý.

– Barriers: Hàng rào

– Embark = take part in = participate

– promulgated: promote or make widely known (an idea or cause) (truyền bá, ban hành, …)

– Proportion = rate (percentage)

– cooling system: like Air-conditioning

– Current teaching methods

– To increase awareness of the situation of children with auditory problems

– National policy initiative: Chính sách đề xuất quốc gia

– Suitable worldwide regulations: Quy định chuẩn quốc tế

– medical condition: Tình trạng sức khỏe, điều kiện y tế.

– hypothesis = consumption: Giả thuyết

[IELTS Vocabularies] Relationship and Sports Topic

  • To pop the question: Ask someone to marry with you

Ex: I remembered that he popped the question while we were eating ice cream.

  • To see eye to eye: To Agree on a subject, totally agree – Ex: My father and I see eye to eye on most things
  • To settle down: To give up the single life and start a family – Ex: He has never thought about to get married with someone. But everything changed after he met Marry, he love her at first sight. So, he decided to settle down.
  • To strike up a relationship: Begin a relationship – Ex: She struck a relationship with an artist after she arrived in Paris
  • To tie the knot: Get married – Ex: She is planing to tie the knot with her German boyfriend next June
  • To be well matched: to be similar – Ex: My sister and I are similar about many things in life so we are well-matched.
  • To work at a relationship: to try to maintain a positive relationship with someone Ex: I actually don’t like John but i still work at a relationship.
  • a computer buff: An expert computer
  • To crash: suddenly stop working
  • To take up exercise
  • Strenuous exercise
  • badminton court
  • a strong swimmer
  • to run the marathon