IELTS graph 292 - Result of a survey of children's activities

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1/ Graph Writing - Pie Chart:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The pie graphs below show the result of a survey of children's activities. The first graph shows the cultural and leisure activities that boys participate in, whereas the second graph shows the activities in which the girls participate.

Write a report for a university lecturer and report the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

You should write at least 150 words.

Cultural and leisure activities of boys and girls

Model Answer:
The pie charts enumerate a survey result which compares the type of cultural and free-time activities boys and girls participate in. At the first glance, boys generally prefer computer games, and outdoor sports while girls mostly participated in activities like dancing, gymnastics and reading.

As is presented in the diagrams, more than one-third boys play computer games while one-quarter play basketball. Moreover, nearly one in five boys plays soccer and one-tenth of them like to do skateboarding. It is prevalent from the illustration that boys mostly play games and take part in outdoor sports. The reading habit among boys is very poor as only 2% of them read. Interestingly, listening to music is an activity which is enjoyed by an equal percentage (10%) of boys and girls.

Moving to the girls’ activities, playing computer games is not as popular among girls as it is among boys. The most popular pursuits among girls are dancing (27% pick this up) and reading (more than one-fifth are active readers). Among outdoor sports and activity, gymnastics and netballs are common among female children as 11% and 15% participate in these two outdoor activities. Interestingly, the ratio of reading among girls is considerably higher than that of boys.

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