You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The graph below shows the pollution levels in London between 1600 and 2000. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant. <img src="https://www.ielts-exam.net/images/graphs/IELTS_Writing_Task_1_171.png" alt="IELTS Writing Task 1"/>

The graph shows pollution levels in London between 1600 and 2000. It measures smoke and
sulphur
dioxide
in micrograms per cubic metre. According to the information, the levels of both pollutants formed a similar pattern during
this
period, but there were always higher levels of
sulphur
dioxide
than smoke in the atmosphere. (2nd paragraph describes the trends in more detail and illustrates these using data from the graph.) In 1600, pollution levels were low, but over the
next
hundred years, the levels of
sulphur
dioxide
rose to 700 micrograms per cubic metre, while the levels of smoke rose gradually to about 200 micrograms per cubic metre. Over the
next
two hundred years the levels of
sulphur
dioxide
continued to increase,
although
there was some fluctuation in
this
trend. They reached a peak in 1850. Smoke levels increased a little more sharply during
this
time and peaked in 1900 at about 500 micrograms. During the 20th century, the levels of both pollutants fell dramatically, though there was a great deal of fluctuation within
this
fall. (Final paragraph draws a simple conclusion from the data.) Clearly air pollution was a bigger problem in London in the early 20th century than it is now. (176 words)

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    • Sentence 1 - Background statement
    • Sentence 2 - Detailed background statement
    • Sentence 3 - Thesis
    • Sentence 4 - Outline sentence
  • Paragraph 2 - First supporting paragraph
    • Sentence 1 - Topic sentence
    • Sentence 2 - Example
    • Sentence 3 - Discussion
    • Sentence 4 - Conclusion
  • Paragraph 3 - Second supporting paragraph
    • Sentence 1 - Topic sentence
    • Sentence 2 - Example
    • Sentence 3 - Discussion
    • Sentence 4 - Conclusion
  • Paragraph 4 - Conclusion
    • Sentence 1 - Summary
    • Sentence 2 - Restatement of thesis
    • Sentence 3 - Prediction or recommendation

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