IELTS Writing Task 1 #35

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The table below highlights data on the number of travelers using three major German airports between 2007 and 2012.

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

Write at least 150 words.

Airport visitors, 2007-2012 (millions of travelers per year)

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Dusseldorf 27.2 36.4 48.2 37.1 33.2 45.6
Frankfurt 36.5 41.9 44.4 47.3 51.1 69.3
Berlin Tegel 17.3 26.6 39.9 43.3 43.3 43.3


model answer:

The table shows information about how many people visited Germany through three major airports, over a five-year period, there was a fluctuant trend in the number of travelers who travelled via Dusseldorf, while the other two airports saw an upward trend. Another interesting point is that Frankfurt airport was the most popular at the end.

Looking at the detail, the number of passengers at Dusseldorf started at 27.2m in 2007, and then increased remarkably to reach the highest point of 48.2m in 2009. In 2011, the figure dipped to 33.2m. At the last year, there was a slight growth to 45.6m. On the other hand, Frankfort began at 36.5m in 98, after that it rose remarkably for the next three years, at 47.3m. In 2012, Frankfort hit the peak point at 69.3m passengers.

However, if we look at Berlin Tegal airport, it started at the lowest point of 17.3m travelers in the first year. After this point, the trend increased significantly to 43.3m passengers.

(165 words)

Test tip: In IELTS writing task 1, to summarise the information given in a table, remember to mention specific numbers and percentages from the question in your writing.