Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 76 - Information on cinema attendance in the UK

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1/ Graph Writing - Line Graph:

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The line graph below gives information on cinema attendance in the UK.

Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information given.
» Write at least 150 words.

Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 76

Sample Answer:
The given line graph shows the number of cinema going UK people and classifies these viewers in four age groups. As is observed from the graph, people over 40 years old went to movies more than the younger people of the UK.

As is observed from the line graph, the people of 44 to 54 years-old attended cinema more than the people of other age groups who are less than 44 years old. Only 15% of the UK citizen who were in 14 to 24 years old attended in cinema in 1990 while this percentage increased with the increase of age group. In this same year, more than 35% people over 40 years attended the cinema. It is clear from the data that, the people in UK trend to attend cinema more with the increase of their age. The cinema goer’s number increased gradually from 1990 to 2010 except for 1995 to 2000. In 2010, the number of cinema attenders was also dominated by the age group of 44 to 54 and the percentage of cinema attenders from all age groups increased by 5% on an average than the percentages were in 2005.


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+5 # Sebastián Gómez Vidal 2016-03-06 21:49

The line graph gives information about the percentage of people attending UK´s cinemas according to their age. That is, people were categorized into four groups ranging from 14-24, 24-34, 34-44 and 44-54 years old and then it was measured how often persons belonging to each group went to a cinema.

Overall, what stands out from the graph is that all groups behaved alike. All groups experienced a slight upward trend from 1990 to 1995 and then dipped from 1995 to 2000 after which increase significantly between 2000 and 2005. Subsequently they keep rising marginally until 2010. Another interesting point is that comparatively less young people watched movies as older ones did.

Looking at the details, it can be see seen that the percentage of people from 44 to 54 years old were always higher than the other three, starting at around 38% and finishing at above 50%. This category was followed by the 34-44 group, beginning almost at the same figure as the oldest group and ending at around 43%. In third place then stood people from 24 to 34 age group and they saw an increase by 8%, passing from 24% in 1990 to 32% in 2010 and at the bottom is the youngest group with a rise over the two decade period of less than 5%.

Summarizing, there is an inverse relationship between age and the percentage of people went to cinemas- the older the people the higher the percentage of them who likely watched a movie at a theater.
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