IELTS Academic Task 1: Population of Three Wildlife Species.

The graph below shows population variation in three wildlife species from 2011 to 2016 in North America and its coastal areas.

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

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20 minutes; 150 Words


The given line chart presents information about the population fluctuation of three wildlife species in North America during six years. The pie chart presents information on federal spending in percentage on these species.

While the population of Bears has increased tremendously from near zero to about 170,000, that of Dolphins has witnessed the opposite trend. Dolphins’ numbers dropped from 150,000 in 2011 to about zero in 2016. Such huge fall in Dolphins’ numbers can be attributed to just five percent of federal funds devoted to wildlife. On the other hand, a disproportionately large percentage of funds is devoted to bears.

The population of whales, however, fluctuates during the given period and stays at around 80,000 in 2016. The federal government devotes 30 percent of its funds for preservation of whales.

Clearly, there is a direct correlation between the amount of federal funds allocated to a species and its population growth. More are the funds allocated, greater is the species population.

159 words.

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  1. The line graph illustrates the population of three wildlife animals (bears, dolphins and whales) in North America and nearby places from 2011 to 2016. The pie chart illustrates the proportion of government expenditures for the protection of three animals.

    Overall, dolphins had the highest population from 2011-2012, overtook by whales in 2013 and bears in the remaining years. Most money was spent for bears as clearly seen in the second graph.

    In detail, dolphins initially peak at 150,000 in 2011 and continuously fell until nothing left after five years. Fluctuations can be observed in the population of whales although reaching its highest point in 2013. Bears, began with a very insignificant population before it dramatically rose to almost 200,000.

    In regards with the expenses, bears was clear to have the biggest slice which accounted for two-thirds of the total. More money was consumed for whales than dolphins which comprised of 30% and 5%, respectively.

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