Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 148 - British people giving money to charity by age range
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The chart below gives information on the percentage of British people giving money to charity by age range for the years 1990 and 2010.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
» Write at least 150 words.
The bar graph illustrates how many British citizens devoting money to charity by various age groups in the years 1990 and 2010. Overall, it is clear that majority of people donating money aged 36 to 65 for both years and people aged from 18 to 25 were the least to donate money.
First and foremost, the most striking feature is that there was an increasing trend in the proportion of British people donating money in 1990 and peaked at people aged 36 to 50 (just above 40%) which is then followed by a gradual drop. The proportion of people who aged over 65 giving money to charity accounted for about 33%.
Turning to 2010, it is revealed that there was a significant rise in the percentage of British people who donate money (approximately 6% for those aged 18 to 25 and 24% for that age group of 26 to 35). A similar trend can be observed for the next age group and hit its peak at about 40%for those aged 51 to 65. In contrary, an opposing trend can be seen in the last age group (people aged over 65).
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