Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 19 - Amount spent on six consumer goods in four European countries
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The chart below shows the amount spent on six consumer goods in four European countries.
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 given bar chart compares the money spent on different consumer goods by the people of four European countries namely Britain, France, Italy and Germany. As is observed from the illustration, British people spent more money on those consumer goods while Germans spent the least to buy them.
As is given in the bar graph, British people spent more than 170 thousand pound sterling for photographic films which is the highest amount spent on any consumer good by them as well as than other countries. British people also spent more than 160 thousand pound sterling for purchasing Toys and CDs, which is more than any other given nation. For perfumes, Tennis racquets and personal stereos they spent more than other nations as well. On the other hand, French people spent around 165 thousand pound sterling on purchasing photographic films which makes it the highest amount they spent on consumer goods.
They spent about 158 thousand on Toys which is a tie with the Italian people. For photographic films, toys and CDs, their spending totalled second highest among the given four nations. Finally, they spent less than 150 thousand on remaining consumer goods. Italian citizens spent around 150 thousand on personal stereos, tennis racquets and CDs while they spent about 5 thousand more on photographic films and toys. Finally, German people spent less in all consumer good items than any other nation and their average spending was 145 thousand which is less than the other nations.
( 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.)
Model Answer 2:
The chart gives information regarding the money spent on consumer goods namely photographic film, toys, CDs, perfumes, tennis racquets and personal stereos by 4 countries in Europe (Britain, France, Italy and Germany). The units are sold in pounds sterling.
Overall, Britain, among all the other countries, spent most of their money in all the 6 consumer goods in contrast with Germany spending the least amount of money in all the goods. British also spent the highest amount of money to photographic film while France spent the least amount of money to tennis racquets. In terms of photographic film, Britain spent well above 170 thousand pounds. This is the highest money spent on any other consumer goods. France came in second spending more or less 165 thousand pounds. Italy and Germany compared to the 2 latter countries; spent around 150,000 and 145,000 respectively. Toys and CDs are the second and third most purchased by the 4 countries.
Furthermore, Britain and France purchased tennis racquets the least with only around 155000 and 145000 respectively. Italy spent the least of their money in buying personal stereos with exactly 150000 same as well in Germany spending around 3000 pounds fewer than that of Italy.
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