IELTS Cambridge Book 3 Test 1 AC – Task 1

Question – 


You should spend 20 minutes on this task.

The charts below show the number of Japanese tourists travelling abroad between 1985 and 1995 and Australia’s share of the Japanese tourist market.

Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information shown below.

You should write at least 150 words.

The bar charts display how many visitors from Japan visited abroad and the proportion of them who went to Australia from 1985 to 1995.

Overall, it can be seen that the number of Japanese tourists visiting other countries increased significantly over the ten-year period, and similarly, the share of Japanese tourists coming to Australia rose rapidly over the same period.

Looking at the first graph, in 1985, around 5 million Japanese travelled abroad, and then, this figure increased consistently year-on-year and roughly doubled by 1990. Apart from a small dip of about 1 million, the value continued to rise to just less than 16 million by the period’s end.

Focusing on the second chart, around 2% of Japanese tourists went to Australia at the beginning of the period, after which it went up to just less than 5% by 1989, before decreasing by 1% in the following year. From this, the share grew to its peak value in 1994 to just more than 6%, and after that, it slipped marginally to 6% in the final year.