Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 29 - Food budget the average Australian family spent on restaurant

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1/ Graph Writing - Pie Chart + Line Graph:

» You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The charts below show the percentage of food budget the average Australian family spent on restaurant meals in different years. The graph shows the number of meals eaten in fast food restaurants and sit-down restaurants.

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

» You should write at least 150 words.

Graph Writing Sample 29 image 1 - Percentage of Food budget Spent


Fast Food Vs Sitdown restaurant meals in Australia

Sample Answer:
The pie chart and line graphs reveal that average Australian families during 1980 to 2010 took more interests on restaurant meals and fast food meals became quite popular among them.

Analysing the data presented in the pie charts reveals that an average Australian family spent only 15% of their food budget on outside food while the remaining 85% was spent on preparing food at home. Over the time, Australians started spending more on restaurant meals and started spending half of their budget in outside food just in 20 years. In 2010, they spend 60% of their food budget on bistro foods and that was a quadruple increase just in 30 years.

Based on the line graph, Australians ate 20 meals both in a fast food shop and in a sit-down restaurant in 1970 and this number gradually increased in the next 20 years when the fast food became more popular in terms of the number of meals eaten by an average Australian in a year. The gap between the fast food and restaurant meal eating increased dramatically and in 2010 more than 110 meals was eaten in a fast food shop while this number was just above 60 in the case of sit-down restaurants. 

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