IELTS Task 1: Use Personal Pronouns?

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edited May 7 in Writing
Today I received a Task 1 answer which contained the following sentence:
As we can see in the graph, the highest number of people (approximately 900,000) visited Britain in December 2014.

The problem with this sentence is the use of 'we' in the answer. In Writing Task 1 I do not recommend using personal pronouns in your answer. In Task 1 writing, the academic writing approach is to not use personal pronouns.

So, in the example above, we would write it as follows:
As can be seen in the graph, the highest number of people (approximately 900,000) visited Britain in December 2014.

Correct the following IELTS Academic Task 1 sentences:

1. I see that the price almost doubled.
2. I would like to point out that the price dramatically increased.
3. We can see that attendance increased by almost 20%.


Click below for some suggested answers:

It can be seen that the price almost doubled.
It can be seen that the price dramatically increased.
It is quite clear that attendance increased by almost 20%.

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