Academic IELTS Task 1 model answer 15 – Enthusiasm and confidence graph

Academic IELTS Task 1 model answer 15 – Enthusiasm and confidence graph. This is a Band 9.0 (top score) model answer.

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Academic IELTS Task 1 model answer 15 - Enthusiasm and confidence graph

The graph shows typical levels in enthusiasm, confidence and ability of students attending a ten-week IELTS course.

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

Write at least 150 words.


The line graph shows the changes three factors affecting students over a ten-week period in an IELTS class.

The most striking point is that at the beginning of the course, students’ enthusiasm is almost 100 per cent, whereas confidence and ability are only slightly above 20 per cent. Over the first four weeks, both confidence and ability increase, while enthusiasm declines steadily and continues to do so at a slightly lower rate until the sixth week.

Confidence takes a sharp fall but then rises again until week 8, while ability continues to climb. Between weeks 7 and 8, enthusiasm overtakes ability at about 70 percent, finishing on approximately 85 per cent by the end of week 10. Confidence, however, continues to decline from week 8 ending at slightly less than 10 per cent higher than the level in week 1

Overall, confidence and enthusiasm are within 20 per cent of their week 1 level by the end of the 10 weeks, whereas ability increases throughout.

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