In the IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 test, we are often asked to summarize the information displayed in a chart or table. We have already looked at how to identify main trends in bar charts so today we are going to move on to pie charts. In this post we will…
Read the information below and study the two pie charts.
|1.||The two charts the different items and activities that the UK public spent money on in 2 specific years in the past. In 2001 the greatest of spending was on cars whereas 30 years earlier it had been on food.|
|2.||In 2001 cars were far the greatest expenditure 43% of the total, whereas, 30 years earlier cars had only for 22% of expenses. Other items that saw an increase in the share of spending over the period were computers, which rose from 2% to 12%, and restaurants, the spending on which from 7% to 14%.|
|3.||In 1971 food up 44% of spending, which, interestingly, was the greatest amount spending on any item in either 1971 or 2001. However, this figure decreased and by 2001 food only accounted for 14% of spending. Spending on books also dropped dramatically from 6% to just 1% of the total. Spending petrol and furniture also dropped, but by less significant amounts. Spending on petrol, for , dropped from 10% to 8% and spending on furniture dropped from 9% to 8%.|
Now it is time for you to try your own task. Remember to keep to 20 minutes to do this, and check your word count is above 150.
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Academic Writing Task 1
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Cause And Effect
Coherence And Cohesion
Complete The Notes
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Listening Section 3
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