Educatorian - Cambridge 15 Test 1 Academic Writing - Coffee and Tea Buying and Drinking habits

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1: Coffee and Tea 

The chart shows the result of a survey about people’s coffee and tea buying and drinking habits in five Australian cities. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.


  • Survey – Study 
  • Result – outcome
  • Drinking – consume, or consumption
  • Habits – practice, or routine
  • Percentage  – rate, ratio
  • Residents – locals 
  • Sydneysiders
  • Melburnian
  • Brisbanite
  • Adelaideans
  • Hobartians


  • Less than 45% of people in Sydney and Melbourne consumed fresh coffee.
  • Only a third of people in Brisbane and Adelaide bought fresh coffee in the last four weeks
  • 36% of Hobartians ordered fresh coffee in four weeks’ time.
  • 45% of Sydneysiders ordered instant coffee.
  • Nearly half of the Melburnians bought instant coffee.
  • Almost half of the people in Brisbane, Adelaide, and Hobart bought instant coffee in the last four weeks.
  • Around 60% of the locals in Sydney, Melbourne, and Hobart went to a cafe to have coffee or tea. 
  • Brisbane and Adelaide have less than 50%. 

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The bar graph compares the four-week study of the consumption of coffee and tea in five cities in Australia. Overall, all locals in each city preferred to go to a cafe and have their selected beverage rather than just buying fresh or instant coffee. 

Getting freshly brewed coffee had the least percentage in all cities, accounting for around 40% in the cities of Sydney, Melbourne, and Hobart while only a third in the cities of Brisbane, and Adelaide in the last four weeks. There were only a few percentage differences between the consumption of brewed coffee and instant coffee in the city of Sydney and Melbourne, however, a 15% gap is noticed in the other three cities. 

More than 60% of Sydneysiders, Melburnians, and Hobartians preferred to go to a cafe and have their preferred beverage in the last four weeks, while Brisbanite and Adelaideans were around half of its population, 55% and 50% respectively.