IELTS Writing Task 1 - Academic - Sample Exercise 1 - Answer 

Title: Statistics on young adults and how they spent their money in 2016 to 2017. Compare the two graphs. 

Question: 

Describe the main features on the pie charts and mention any striking trends.  

Word count: 

150 words  

Top Tip: 

Only state what is shown on the graph. You are not required to give your opinion on what you think could happen or what may have happened. Stick to the facts. 

Model Answer:  

The two graphs depict the statistics on young adults and how their spent their money in two cities, which included Dubai and London. The statistics are given for the year 2016 to 2017.  

Firstly, the most noticeable trend is clothes was recorded at 50% for Dubai and this is what the young adults in Dubai spent most of their money on. However, for London it was a contrast as the majority of young adults spent their money on electronics, which was recorded at 50%.  

Secondly, the most prominent feature is that Dubai had equal measures of 10% for alcohol, food, magazines, beauty and electronics. While, on the other hand, London had 10% of people spending on food, clothes and alcohol quite equally, but beauty was recorded at 20%.  

To sum up, the two graphs depict that Dubai spent more on clothes and Londoners spent more on electronics with beauty following close behind. The numbers for other categories like alcohol, food, magazines, beauty and electronics for Dubai were equally measured, but London had equal measures for food, clothes and alcohol, but more was spent on electronics and beauty.  

Band 7

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