Graph Writing # 122 - The chart shows male and female fitness membership

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1/ Graph Writing - Column Graph/ Bar Graph:

» You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The chart below shows male and female fitness membership between 1970 and 2000 in Someland.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

» Write at least 150 words.

Fitness membership between 1970 and 2000

Model Answer 1:
The given bar chart shows data on the number of male and female fitness members of Someland from 1970 to 2000. As is presented in the graph, the number of female fitness members increased over time but this number decreased for male fitness members.

Initially, in 1970, there were more than 2000 male fitness members while there were only 1000 female fitness members. After 5 years the male fitness members' number increased to 4000 which was double compared to the 1970's total male number. The female fitness members also increased for this year and reached to 2000. But in 1980 the number for male decreased rapidly and reached to approximately 2500 while the number for female also decreased. Till 1995, these numbers fluctuated and in 1995, the male fitness members' number reached to the peak numbering 5000 in total. This year there were almost 2800 female fitness members in Someland. But finally, in 2000, the number of male and female fitness members dropped again and reached to 2000 for male and 1000 for female.

In summary, the number of fitness member increased till 1995 and finally in 2000, the number reached to a similar pattern where it was in 1970.

(Approximately 199 words)


Model Answer 2:
The given bar graph compares the number of male and female fitness memberships from 1970 to 2000 in Someland.  According to the data, initially there were more male fitness members than that of females but more female fitness members could be observed in the remaining years except in 1995.  

In the year 1970, there were 2000 male fitness members in Someland compared to half of that female member and this scenario got completely reversed in 2000. In 1975, female members doubled and so did the male members. From the year 1985 women fitness members increased as compared to men except in the year 1995 when the male memberships again doubled than the number of female memberships. Women fitness members increased over the years with some fluctuations, highest being in 1985 and 1995 (more than 2500 members) and lowest in 1970 (1000 members). In the final year number of male and female fitness membership decreased with the total of 3000 membership among which 2000 were female members.

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Nguyen Thuong Vu
The provided bar chart compares the number of male and female members of a fitness centre in Someland.

Overall, the highest number of memberships can be seen in 1995, as the figure for both the male and female participants was greater than that of the remaining years.

To begin with, 1000 women and slightly more than 2000 men enrolled in this fitness club in 1970. After 5 years, the number of both men and women members approximately doubled. Then in 1980, male memberships decreased significantly to 2500 (which meant a drop by 1500) while for women, the number also dropped but by roughly 100.

Additionally, the male member's number continued to dip and hit the point of about 1900 in the year 1985. This figure increased continually for a decade, however, it then declined dramatically in 2000. As observed from the bar graph, male memberships in the years 1995 and 2000 were 5000 and 1000, respectively.

On the other hand, between 1985 and 2000, the number of female members ranged from 2000 to somewhere around 2800. The years with the highest figures were 1985 and 1995. However, in 2000, female memberships dropped to exactly 2000.