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IELTS Academic Task 1 Correction: Fish Imported To The United States – 1.

The pie charts and table give information about the total value and source of fish imported to the United States between 1988 and 2000.

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


20 minutes, 150 words at least.


The table and pie chart provides provide data (information) about the total value, in Billion Dollars, (should be within commas since total value and source should DIRECTLY be linked to fish imports.) and source of fish imported to the United States from Canada, China and other countries from 1988 to 2000.

Overall, it can be seen that there is was an increase in the total import value of the US by almost 4 Billion Dollars and the major importer of fish in the beginning was Canada, which was replaced by other countries by the end of the given period.

The total value of imports was the lowest in 1988 and then it increased to 8.52 Billion Dollars in 1992 and then increased relatively slowly in the next eight years.

In 1988, Canada, with 60 percent contribution, was the major importer exporter of fish to the US with 60 percent imports. It (did Canada decrease?) Its contribution then dramatically decreased in 1992 to 34 percent in 1992 (place the time at the end) followed by a marginal fall of 6 percent towards the end of the given period.

Chinese fish export was consistently increased in the given period. It swelled from 13 to 20 percent from 1988 to 1992 and reached 30 percent by 2000. American imports from other countries were just 27 percent in 1988. However, this increased tremendously to reach 46 percent by 1992 and then experienced a slight decrease in 2000. (perfect!)

You’ve mentioned all the major trends and made right comparisons between countries as well as within a region. Paragraph structuring is also fine. A few grammar related issues. Bands = 7.0.

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