Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 122 - The chart below shows male and female fitness membership

» You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The chart below shows male and female fitness membership between 1970 and 2000 in Someland.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

» Write at least 150 words.

Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 122

Model Answer 1:
The given bar chart shows data on the number of male and female fitness members of Someland from 1970 to 2000. As is presented in the graph, the number of female fitness members increased over time but this number decreased for male fitness members.

Initially in 1970, there were more than 2000 male fitness members while there were only 1000 female fitness members. After 5 years the male fitness members' number increased to 4000 which was double compared to the 1970's total male number. The female fitness members also increased for this year and reached to 2000. But in 1980 the number for male decreased rapidly and reached to approximately 2500 while the number for female also decreased. Till 1995, these numbers fluctuated and in 1995, the male fitness members' number reached to the peak numbering 5000 in total. This year there were almost 2800 female fitness members in Someland. But finally in 2000, the number of male and female fitness members dropped again and reached to 2000 for male and 1000 for female.

In conclusion, the number of fitness member increased till 1995 and finally in 2000, the number reached to a similar pattern that was in 1970.

(Approximately 199 words)

Model Answer 2:
The given bar graph compares the number of male and female fitness memberships from 1970 to 2000 in Someland.  According to the data, initially there were more male fitness members than that of females but more female fitness members could be observed in the remaining years except in 1995.  

In the year 1970, there were 2000 male fitness members in Someland compared to half of that female member and this scenario got completely revered in 2000. In 1975, female members doubled and so did the male members. From the year 1985 women fitness members increased as compared to men except in the year 1995 when the male memberships again doubled than the number of female memberships. Women fitness members increased over the years with some fluctuations, highest being in 1985 and 1995 (more than 2500 members) and lowest in 1970 (1000 members). In the final year number of male and female fitness membership decreased with total of 3000 membership among which 2000 were female members.

[by - Priyanka Anchaliya]

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