Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 46 - The graph shows Internet Usage in Taiwan by Age Group
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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.
» You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
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)