Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 23 - Amount of money per week spent on fast foods in Britain
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The chart below shows the amount of money per week spent on fast foods in Britain. The graph shows the trends in consumption of fast foods.
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.
Fig: (Pence Per Person)
(Consumption of fast food in gm.)
Sample Answer 1:
The given bar chart compares the per week spending of British citizens on three fast food items in 1990 while the line graph shows the consumption of these items from 1970 to 1990. As is seen from the given illustration, expenditure on fast food varied based on people’s income and the pizza was the most consumed item in 70’s but in later years consumption of fish & chips become the highest.
According to the bar graph, high-income class people spent more money on the hamburger (more than 40 Pence/person) than on fish & chips and pizza. Their spending was also higher than average and low-income class people on fast food. Average income class people also spent more on hamburgers but their spending on fish and chips (25 pence) was more than other two income groups. Finally, the low-income class British spent comparatively low on fast food items and fish& chips cost them most (about 17 pence per person). They spent the least amount on purchasing pizza (only about 7 pence/person).
On the other hand, the line graph shows the consumption of these three fast food items by British people from 1970 to 1990. Initially, Pizza consumption in Britain was highest (300 gm per person) in 1970. In this year less than 80 gm of hamburger and fish& chips were consumed by an average person. Over the time pizza consumption declined among British citizens and Fish and Chips became the highest consumed fast food item in 1990 with 500 gm consumption per person.
Sample Answer 2:
The given graphs show data on the money spent by British people on fast food items in 1990 and also present the consumption and of three fast food items over 30 years. The expenditure is given for each person in a week in Pence while the consumption is presented in gram per person.
As is presented in the bar graph, in 1990, British people with high-income range spent more than 40 Pence per person in a week on Hamburger per week which is higher than other fast food items. People from this income status spent only 16 pence/person on Fish & Chips while they spent around 18 pence/person on Pizza in a week. Again Hamburger was the most popular fast food item in the medium income earning people also. They spent over 30 pence/person on this food item while they spent only 25 Pence/person on Fish & Pizza and 11 Pence/person on Pizza. Finally, among the low-income group, the fish & chips was the most popular fast food item as they spend most on this item (17 Pence per week by an individual). Their expenditure of pizza was only 6 Pence per week while they spent 14 Pence per week on hamburgers.
According to the line graph, people consume pizza more than any other fast food items in 1970. In this year UK citizens consumed more than 300 grams of pizza while the consumed only 100 grams of hamburger and fish & chips. The percentage of pizza consumption started declining and reached to only 200 grams on 1990. On the contrary, the popularity of the fish and chips reached to 500 grams in 1990 from the initial consumption volume of 80 grams. Finally, the consumption of hamburger also increased over the year and reached to around 300 grams in 1990 from the initial amount of 20 grams.
( 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.)