Writing Task 1 Band 9 Demonstration


The charts below show the number of Japanese tourists travelling abroad between 1985 and 1995 and Australia’s share of the Japanese tourist market.  Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information shown below.


The graphs illustrates the number of Japanese tourists, in millions, travelling to foreign countries during a 10-year period between 1985 and 1995, along with the percentage of Japanese tourists going to visit Australia during the period in question.

In 1985, the number of Japanese tourist visiting other countries was around 5 million. Not surprisingly, this was to last and the figure rose to approximately 6 and 7 millions in 1986 and 1987 respectively. With the exception of 1991 in which time there was seen an insignificant reduction in number of Japanese tourist exploring the world, the trend, in general, was a rising one, increasing from 5 millions in 1985 to a high of nearly 15 millions in 1995.

Likewise, the percentage of Japanese tourist visiting Australia increased markedly with time. Before 1985 there was practically no Japanese visitor coming to Australia; however, in 1985, 2 percent of Japanese tourists came to Australia. From then onwards, an upward trend in the proportion of Japanese tourists coming to Australia started, with 2 percent in 1985 and 6 percent in 1995 by which time it had tripled. Based on the statistics given, there is no information on the figure for 1995.

Overall, as indicated by the graphs, as time went on, not only did the number of Japanese tourists soar, but also the Australia’s share of Japanese tourist market grew to an unprecedented figure in the given period.


By: Mohammad Pouramiri

Estimated band score: 9



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