Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 62 - Hours worked and stress levels amongst professionals in eight groups

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The graphs show figures relating to hours worked and stress levels amongst professionals in eight groups.

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Academic IELTS sample 62


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The given graphs present data on the number of working hours of different professionals and the percentage of employees suffering from stress due to the professions they have. As is observed from the given data, Business persons work more hours on an average than people of other professions and Lecturers suffer from the stress related illness more than other professional people.

As is presented in the bar graph, businessmen work 70 hours per week which is the highest among the average working hours of given professions. Movie producers work 60 hours per week, which is 10 hours less than the businessmen but higher than working hours of other professions. The third highest working hours per weeks are for Doctors and they work more than 50 hours per week. Writers, programmers, lawyers and chefs work 47, 40, 37 and 30 hours per weeks consecutively and the least hours of time are spent by lecturers on their works which is 28 hours per week.

Interestingly, though the lecturers work less hours per week, they suffer from stress-related illness more than other professionals. On an average, lecturers are one-fourth among those stress-related ill people. Movie producers and Doctors suffer from this illness and their percentages are 18 and 15 consecutively. Though businessmen works more working hours, their percentage of suffering from the stress related illness is only 10% which is lesser than the lecturers, movie producers and doctors. Programmers, writer and lawyers suffer the least amounting less than 10% of total number.

In summary, the working hours is not directly related to the stress and illness from it as some professional who works less working hours suffer more stress-related illness.

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+1 # Marinda 2016-03-25 02:24
The given bar graph gives details on the duration of working hours per week for eight different professions while the pie chart illustrates the percentage of professionals who are suffering from stress related diseases linked to their occupations. Overall, businessmen work more hours than the other professionals per week. Interestingly working hours of lecturers is lowest among the given professionals but the percentage of stress related diseases among them is the highest.

Doctors and movie producers' working hours per week are around 52 and 60 hours respectively, while the rate of pressure and illness due to these professions are 15% and 18% in the same order. Although lawyers work only 35 hours and writers about 46 hours weekly, the percentage of illness and tension caused by these occupations are the same - 8%.

In spite of business men working 40 hours more than chefs, both suffer nearly the same percentage of stress and illness (11% and 10%) respectively. Programmers suffer from the least percentage of work related stress which is only 5% although they work 40 hours per week.
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0 # Nima 2015-11-07 00:30
The given line graph compares the weekly average working hours of various professionals while the pie chart shows the stress levels among these people. As is presented in the given illustration, businessmen and movie producers work more hours per week among the given professionals while the percentage of lecturers who suffer from stress related illness is the highest.

As can be seen from the given data, businessmen work 70 hours per week which is higher than the working hours of people from other professions. Movie producers work 60 hours per week and this is 9 hours higher than the doctors. Writers and programmers work for about 40 hours per week while chefs and lawyers work around 30 and 35 hours respectively. The lecturers work approximately 26 hours per week which is the lowest working hours among the 8 given professions.

Interestingly, despite having the lowest working hours, lecturers suffer from the highest percentages of stress related illness. 25% people who suffer from stress issues come from this profession. 18% and 15% stress related issues could be seen among the movie producers and doctors while it is 10% for the chefs. Businessmen, despite their highest working hours in a week, have only 11% stress issues from work. All other professionals show less than 10% stress issue and programmers among these professionals have the lowest problem related to stress.
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+1 # Abhishek gaur 2015-07-21 12:31
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+1 # Rama Krishna 2015-02-02 06:25
The given Bar graph illustrates the information about the Average several hours worked per week. On X-axis which represents different professionals, namely: Writers, Doctors, Chefs, Lectures, Lawyers, Movie Producers, Programmers and Business men. On Y-axis, which represents the number of workers besides quantifies from 0 to 70. On the other hand, Pie chart, which illustrates occupation of people suffering from stress related illness.

Writers, who are working more than 40 besides they are suffering less from stress related illness, and which contributes to 8 percent of total. Doctors are working more than 50 hours per week, and 15% of total professionals suffering from the stress related illness. Chefs, lectures, and lawyers are working 30, 25, and 35 hours for week respectively. In addition chefs, lectures, lawyers are suffering with illness contributing the 10,25,8 percent of total professionals each. Movie producers are working more hours compare to preceded hours, and working 50 per hours per week. In addition, their stress related illness problems contribute 25% of total. However, programmers, who are working 20 hours less than Movie Producers besides their stress related problems also less compare to the other professionals, and which is about 4 percent. Business mean, who are working more hours compared to the other professionals, and which is about 70 hours for week. However, their stress level problems are very less, which is about 15 percent of total.

Finally, Business men work so many hours, yet their illness is very less. In other hand, lectures, who are working more than 20 hours, however, most of them are suffering stress related problem.
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