Graph Writing # 76 - Information on cinema attendance in the UK

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

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The line graph below gives information on cinema attendance in the UK.

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Line Graph - cinema attendance in the UK

Sample Answer:
The given line graph shows the number of cinema-going UK people and classifies these viewers in four age groups. As is observed from the graph, people over 40 years old went to movies more than the younger people of the UK.

As is observed from the line graph, the people of 44 to 54 years-old attended cinema more than the people of other age groups who are less than 44 years old. Only 15% of the UK citizens who were between 14 to 24 years old attended in cinema in 1990 while this percentage increased with the increase of age group. In this same year, more than 35% people over 40 years attended the cinema. It is clear from the data that, the people in UK trend to attend cinema more with the increase of their age. The cinema goer’s number increased gradually from 1990 to 2010 except for 1995 to 2000. In 2010, the number of cinema attendees was also dominated by the age group of 44 to 54 and the percentage of cinema attendees from all age groups increased by 5% on an average than the percentages were in 2005.


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Sebastián Gómez Vidal
The line graph compares the percentage of British cinema attendance according to people's age group. Overall, patterns of cinema attendance for all those age groups showed a similar trend and people over 34 years old frequented movie theatre often.

According to the illustration, around 15% of young British went to cinemas in 1990 to enjoy movies while this percentage was around 24 for the 24-34 age group. Roughly 37% of English people who were over 34 years went to the theatre in the same year. After five years, the cinema viewing trend among all age groups increased but it decreased again after another five years.

In 2005, one out of five young British enjoyed movies in a theatre while this ratio for 24-34 years old was over 30%. 40 to 50 per cent of adults visited theatre which was the highest rate. Finally in 2010, over 50% English from 44-54 years age group enjoyed movies in a cinema while it was around 44% for 34-44 age group. Just over 20 to 30 percentage young British from 14 to 33 years old also frequented to a theatre in 2010.