Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 15 - Music albums purchased by people in Britain according to sex and age
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The graphs below show the types of music albums purchased by people in Britain according to sex and age.
Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information shown below.
» You should write at least 150 words.
» You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
Sample Answer 1:
The three provided graphs represent data on the type of music albums purchased by the different age group and sex in England. As is observed, Rock music is most popular among the three music types mentioned here and people purchasing classical music album are mostly over 45 years.
In all cases, men purchase more music album than women. Rock and pop music are most popular among young people while classical among the people over 45 years. The market of rock music is mainly dominated by men with a purchase record of 30% compared to 17% purchase done by women. From the first graph, it is obvious that interest in pop music seems steady among the population who aged from 16 to 44 with 20% and after getting 45 years old people continue to buy pop type music albums.
Among the population of 25 to 34 years old, the rock music is most revered and it reaches its pick. Opposite to the classic music graph, the interest in rock music keeps falling after the 35 years age and a sharp fall after the age 45.
( This model answer can be followed as an example of a very good answer. However, please note that this is just one example out of many possible approaches.)
Sample Answer 2:
The given charts present data on rock and classic music albums purchased by different age groups of British male and female. As is observed from the given illustration, rock music is more popular among the young people while classic music is preferred by the people over 45 years old.
According to the two bar graphs, more than 25% British male purchased rock music albums while less than 10% preferred classic music albums. Similarly 8% British female purchased rock music albums while 6% from this same category purchased classic music albums. This data depicts that more British men purchased music albums than women.
According to age group, rock music is most preferred by the 25 to 34 age group who purchased around 31% rock music while they purchased only 16% classic music. British people from 16 to 24 years old purchased 30% rock music while their percentage for buying classic music is significantly less amounting only 1%. Rock music is also popular than classic music among the 35 to 44 years age group who bought 26% rock music albums compared to the only 3% classic music albums. But a completely different trend can be observed among the people over 45 years old who prefer classic music over the rock music. People from this age group purchased 20% classic music albums while the rock music albums they purchased amount only 8%.
In summary, young British males purchased comparatively more music albums that show that they are more interested in music than females of same age groups or male over 45 years old. Besides, rock music is more popular among young British while aged people like classic music.
(Approximately 275 words)
Sample Answer 3:
The given charts enumerate the percentage of pop, rock and classical music album purchasers based on their sex and age group in Britain. As a general trend, men were dominant music album purchasers in every kind of music genre.
In pop music, buyers from 16-35 years old were well ahead than other age groups. 16-25 years old pop album purchasers stood close to 25-34 years old and they combinedly purchased more than 60% pop albums solds in Britain. Almost 28% pop albums were purchased by male while this was early 20% by female. People over 45 years old were less enthusiastic with pop music while their main interest was classical music.With regards to rock music album purchase, a striking similarity between the purchasing trends of pop and rock music albums could be observed. Nevertheless, rock music was the most popular music genre for both male and female and people from most of the age groups.
On the other, classical music was most preferred by the people who were over 45 years old and they purchased over 20% music albums of this music type. However, young people were quite less enthusiastic with classical music with their 1-2 percent purchase of the album of this genre. Interestingly, British people from 25-34 age group preferred classical music while British citizens from 35-44 did not.
[Written by – Jeff]