Academic IELTS Task 1 model answer 29 – Visitors to Caryl Island. This is a Band 9.0 (top score) model answer.
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The line graph shows the number of first time visitors and returning visitors who visited Caryl Island from 2000 to 2008.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
Write at least 150 words.
The line graph depicts the number of people who visited Caryl Island over an 8 year period from 2000, with data given in two yearly increments.
In 2000, the number of people who visited the destination for the first time was approximately 8,000 per annum, compared with only about 3,000 returning visitors. However, by 2002, this trend had reversed, with slightly more than 4,000 new visitors compared to nearly 10,000 returning visitors.
From 2002 to 2006, both returning and first time visitor numbers increased dramatically rising to a combined total of well over 24,000 visitors.
While the combined number of people visiting the island remained high in 2008, the variation between first time and returning visitors narrowed as the number of people on their first visit continued to increase while those coming back for additional visits fell.
In total, it is evident that the number of people visiting Caryl island increased significantly over the period given.