IELTS graph 275 - How frequently people in the USA ate fast food

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

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The chart below shows how frequently people in the USA ate at fast food restaurants between 2003 and 2013.

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

You should write at least 150 words.

  Frequency of eating at fast food restaurant among people in the USA (2003 - 2013)

Bar Graph - How frequently people in the USA ate at fast food restaurants

Model Answer:
The diagram outlines the frequency of having fast food meals by Americans at restaurants from 2003 to 2013. Generally speaking, almost half of the Americans ate fast food in a bistro either once or more than a few times a week between 2003 and 2013. It is worth noticing that more Americans chose not to eat junk food as frequently as they used to do so in the past.

As the diagram suggests, almost one of twenty Americans ate junk food daily at a restaurant in 2003 while this rate slightly decreased over the period. Interestingly around the same percentage of US citizens never ate at such restaurants, as the data suggests. Again, around 17% Americans ate at fast food eateries several times a week and the ratio of such people increased in 2006 before it dropped to just over 15% in 2013. Many Americans preferred eating fast food once a week and they constituted almost one third. Their ratio, however, fell by few percentages over the time. A similar percentage of Americans had fast food meals once in a month and their ratio went higher. People who rarely dined at a fast food café accounted around 15% of the total. The increase in the last two categories suggests that many Americans who more frequently ate at fast food restaurants had stopped doing so after a decade.

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