IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 Model Answer – Main reasons for migration to and from the UK in 2007 (Band 9)

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 with model answer

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

 The pie charts show the main reasons for migration to and from the UK in 2007.

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

Write at least 150 Words.

Model Answer:

The given pie charts indicate the percentage of various causes that contributed in immigration as well as emigration of people in year 2007 in U.K. The charts are composed of six main factors that lead to annual migration.

At a single glance, employment was the leading cause for total migration. And the least number of people emigrated  for studies from U.K.

More than half of the people migrated for definite job reason, resulting in 30% immigration and 29% of emigration. Also, 12% of people came to U.K. looking for job, while 22% people left U.K. for similar reason. The percentage of people in U.K., who immigrated or emigrated to accompany someone, was 15% and 13%, respectively.

Furthermore, more than quarter of individuals moved to U.K. to pursue formal education, whereas, only 4% left U.K. for education purpose. However, 32% of people gave other or no reason for leaving U.K. and this percentage for reasons lead to 17% of  immigration.

To sum up, employment and formal study were the major contributing factors for immigration into U.K. while people emigrated from U.K. looking for a definite job and to look for a job. .

Total Words: 186

Task Achievement: 9

Coherence & Cohesion: 9

Lexical resources: 9

Grammar: 9

Overall Score: Band 9

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