IELTS Task 1 and plastic waste

Posted by on March 13th, 2018 | 0 comments | bar chart, GTC, IELTS, plastic, pollution, Task 1, text reconstruction, writing

The IELTS test does actually produce quite a lot of waste, and some of it probably ends up in the ocean.

Look at the graph and then try to reconstruct the text – without looking at the text!

(Similar activities here, here and here.)

plastic waste

A team of researchers in the United States and Australia has found that China and Indonesia are the top sources of plastic bottles, bags and other rubbish clogging up global sea lanes. Together, both nations account for more than a third of plastic detritus in global waters. In 2010, 8.8 million metric tons of mismanaged plastic waste in the ocean was traced back to China while 3.2 million metric tons came from Indonesia. The United States is also guilty of polluting oceans with plastic, but at a much lower level than China. Annually, 0.3 million metric tons of waterborne plastic garbage comes from the United States.

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