Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 46 - The graph shows Internet Usage in Taiwan by Age Group

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.

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Academic IELTS writing task 1 sample 46

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 bellow 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 bar chart illustrates the percentages of internet users in Taiwan in three different age groups between 1998 and 2000.

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 to 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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+2 # Lynne13 2016-03-04 11:04
The bar graph illustrates the percentages of internet users by 4 different age groups in Taiwan in 3 years - 1998 to 2000.

Overall, 16-30 years old people used the internet the most compared to other age groups and children less than 15 years old spent the least amount of time using the internet.
In 1998, more than half or 53% of internet users were adults (16-30 years). They were the highest in percentage compared to other age groups and all the given years. This trend is followed by 31-35 years old age group with 41% internet users in Taiwan from 1998 to 2000. Although they were the first and second highest age groups who used the internet during this period, their figures constantly decreased and in 2000, 44% internet users in Taiwan were 16-30 years old while 37% were 31-50 years old.

On the other hand, internet users who were 50 years old and above comprised of 4% in 1998 and this figure 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). This figure increased four times in 1999 (8%) and in 2000 it reached 9%, however it remained the least internet user group compared to other age groups.
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0 # Nima 2015-10-10 11:06
The provided bar chart compares the internet usages quota base on 4 different age sections in Taiwan in 2 years. Due to the illustration, the proportion of all group changed enormously in this few time.

As is presented as a census of a perusal, at the beginning, people who were in 16-30 and 31-50 years had 53 percent and 41 percent inter access respectively in 1998. In other hand, people who were less than 15 years or more than 49 years had only 2 and 4 percent of whole usage. But after only one year, the ratio of youngster group was lunged dramatically and reached to 8% and received to 9% as a summit in 1999 and 2000 respectively. In similar scenario the amount of elder group was spouted 2 times and met 8% in 1999 and finally reached to 10% in 2000. On the contrarily, the percentage of two middle aged groups in case of their internet usages 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 child and old people increased remarkably in Taiwan.
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