Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 46 - The graph shows Internet usage in Taiwan by age group

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1/ Graph Writing - Column Graph:

» You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The graph shows Internet Usage in Taiwan by Age Group, 1998-2000.

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

» You should write at least 150 words.

                           Who Uses the Internet in Taiwan?

Internet Usage in Taiwan by Age Group, 1998-2000

Sample Answer 1:
The given data present the information about the internet users in four age groups in Taiwan between the years 1998 to 2000. As is presented in the bar graph, people from 16 to 30 years old of Taiwan used the internet more than people of other age group and over the time internet users from younger and aged people increased.

According to the given data, in 1998 more than 50% internet users of Taiwan were above 16 years old and below 30 years old. People from 31 to 50 years old were 41% of total internet users. Very fewer people over 50 years old or less than 15 years used the internet in Taiwan in this year. In next year, the percentage of younger and aged users of internet increased to 8% of total internet users and internet users from other two age groups decreased slightly. In the year 2000, the same trend can be observed and aged internet users increased to 10% while the percentage of internet users among 16 to 50 years decreased by 1-2%.

As is observed from the bar graph, the internet is popular among the 16 to 50 years old people in Taiwan and over times the younger and senior citizens' affection and needs towards internet usages increased.  

(Approximately 208 words)


Sample Answer 2:
The column graph depicts the proportion of Taiwanese internet users categorising them in four different age groups between 1998 and 2000. Generally speaking, young Taiwanese internet users were significantly higher than the other internet users.  

In 1998, 53% of the total Taiwanese internet users were between 16 and 30 years old. This figure was significantly higher, by 12% than those aged 31-50 years old. Internet usage in minors and those over 50 years old were less than 5%.

After one year, the percentage of people using the internet dropped by 2-8%, except for those less than 15 years of age. Their rate increased by fourfold and for those over 50 years old, doubled. In 2000, the figures for age groups 16-30 and 31-50 went down slightly by 1-2%, whereas it increased at the same rate for those aged less than 15 and over 50.

Based on the information given, it can be deduced that the proportion of age groups using the internet in Taiwan minimally changed in a span of 3 years. It is also noticeable that while internet usage in teens and adults dropped slightly, the figures for both children and elders grew by almost twofold.

[Written by - Rose]


Sample Answer 3:
The bar chart illustrates the percentages of internet users in Taiwan in three different age groups between 1998 and 2000. Overall, young internet users in Taiwan was remarkably higher than of older internet users.

It is clear that the highest internet user was the young age group (aged between 16 and 30 years), though the rate had decreased over the abovementioned period, while the lowest was the junior age people (aged below 15 years old). In 1998, the highest population of internet users in Taiwan was the young people, as their figure was accounted for 53%. Over the years, it had dropped drastically to 44% in 2000. As for the middle age people (aged between 31 and 50 years), their figure had decreased slightly from 41% in 1998 to 37% in 2000.

The senior people (aged 50 years and above) and the junior people figures’ were 4% and 2% 1998. As the senior people’s percentage grew by two-fold, the junior group rate also increased by 6% in 1999. And then both figures continued to increase as they reached 10% and 9% in 2000.

(Approximately 169 words | Written by - Darwin Lesmana)

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-1 # Aashish 2017-03-03 09:20
The graph illustrates the percentages of Taiwanese internet users based on their age in three different years - 1998, 1999 and 2000. Overall, most of the users of the internet are from the age group of 16-30 years, whereas very younger and older people used the internet the least in these years.

Now getting back to the details, more than half of the internet users in Taiwan was between 16 and 30 years old. The second highest percentage of internet users were from 31 to 50 years old and in 1998 they consisted just over 40% internet users in Taiwan. The percentages of internet users from these two age groups showed a declining trend over the time despite being the highest percentages of the internet users in these years.

On the other hand, younger Taiwanese who were bellow 15 years and over 49 years were the least percentages of internet users. In 1998, only 2% internet users were less than 15 years old while 4% were over 49 years old. With the time, the percentages of internet users increased from these two age groups and in 2000, almost one out of 10 internet users in Taiwan was either younger old older.
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+6 # Lynne 2016-03-04 05:04
The bar graph compares the ratio of internet users based on their age groups in Taiwan during 3 years time - 1998 to 2000.

Overall, 16-30 years Taiwanese were highest internet users and children less than 15 years old spent the least amount of time using the internet.

In 1998, more than half of the internet users were adults (16-30 years old). They were the highest in percentage in the given years. Then 31-35 years old internet users comprised 41% internet users in Taiwan, which. was the second largest. Interestingly, 16 to 35 years netizens' percentages slightly decreased and in 2000, 44% internet users in Taiwan were 16-30 years old while 37% were 31-50 years age groups.

On the other hand, internet users who were above 49 years old comprised of 4% of the total in 1998 and this figure gradually rose over the years and it reached at 10% in 2000. As little as 2% of the whole internet users in 1998 were children (15 years and below) but their percentage upsurged four times in 1999 and in 2000 it reached to 9%, however it remained the least internet user group compared to other age groups during this time.
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-1 # Nima 2015-10-10 05:06
The provided bar chart compares the internet usages quota base on 4 different age groups in Taiwan in different 2 years. According to the illustration, the proportion of the internet users in all groups changed enormously.

As is presented as a census of a perusal, at the beginning, people who were in 16-30 and 31-50 years old had 53 percent and 41 percent internet access respectively in 1998. On the other hand, people who were less than 15 years or more than 49 years old comprised only 2 and 4 percent of the internet users in Taiwan. But after only one year, the ratio of youngster internet user group plunged dramatically and reached to 8%. In a similar scenario, the percentage of elder group increased 2 times and met 8% in 1999 and finally reached to 10% in 2000. On the contrarily, the percentage of two middle-aged internet users groups decreased gently until 2000. For example, the ratio of 16-30 and 31-50 groups declined monotonously and took 44% and 37% as nadir in 2000.
In summary, the internet usages between youngster and old people increased remarkably in Taiwan.
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