Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 79 - Preferred leisure activities of Australian children
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The graph below gives information about the preferred leisure activities of Australian children.
Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information shown.
» Write at least 150 words.
Model Answer 1:
The bar graph gives information about the leisure activities of Australian children between the age of 5 - 14 years. At a first glance it is noticeable that irrespective of sex, Australian kids like to watch TV or videos.
To begin with, TV watching is the most common leisure activity among Australian children. However, about 75% to 80% of boys prefer to do bike riding and play electronic and computer games. On the contrary, nearly 60% of the girls prefer to do the same. On the other hand, more than 50% Australian young girls who are 5 - 14 years old, spend their time for art and craft. Meanwhile, just under 40% of boys spend their time for it. However, 20% to 40% of the children only spend their time for skateboarding or roller blading and this leisure activity is also popular among boys than the girls.
In short, boys spend more time for leisure activities than girls except in art and craft while TV watching is their favourite pastime activity.
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Sample Answer 2:
The given bar graph represents data on the children’s leisure activities in Australia. As is presented in the graph, both boys and girls from five to fourteen years old prefer to watch video or TV, ride bike and play computer games in their leisure time.
According to the graph, all the boys and girls of the 5 to 14 year age group prefer to watch TV and video. This is the most common leisure activity among the Australian children. The second most popular activity among boys and girls is playing computer games and more boys prefer to play games than girls. Bike riding is another popular leisure activity and boys prefer it than the girls as more than 75% boys do it while less than 60% girls prefer it. Interestingly girls have more involvement in art and craft than boys and almost 60% girls are involved in these two activity compared to the less than 40% boys. The least popular activity is skating and rollerblading which is preferred by boys than girls.