Graph Writing # 55 - Alcohol-related deaths in 7 countries and average beer consumption

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1/ Graph Writing - Table:

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The graph below shows the alcohol-related deaths in 7 different countries and the average beer consumption in 2005.

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Alcohol-related deaths and beer consumptions in 2005

Sample Answer 1:
The table data shows the alcohol-related mortality in 2005 in 7 different countries and per person beer consumption in these countries in 2002. Overall, the most alcohol-related deaths were in the Czech Republic in 2005 while the average beer consumption there was also the highest. Death from alcohol intake was more prevalent among men than that of women.

More than 5 million people departed in 2005 from the alcohol intake in the given seven countries and it was significantly higher among men. There is a connection between the per capita beer consumption with the death from alcohol-related problems.

In the Czech Republic, on an average, each citizen drank 132 litres beer in 2005 and that caused the highest number of alcohol-related death in this country (about 1,36,9000 death). German consumed the second highest amount of beer and it caused the second highest death in this country which was about 1,185,000. Lithuanian population drank comparatively fewer litres of beers on an average and the least number of people (about 125,000) died from the alcohol-related diseases there. Austria, Ireland, Canada and  Estonia had comparatively higher alcohol consumption and higher death rates from alcohol.

Interestingly the alcohol-related death in Canada was higher than the Estonia and Lithuania though Canadian people consumes comparatively less quantity of beers than the latter two countries. Finally, the percentage of females who died from alcohol-related problems was lower than their male counterparts.


Model Answer 2:
The provided table data outlines per capita beer consumption and deaths from alcohol intake in seven different countries. Overall, the higher the alcohol consumption was in a country, the higher the mortality rate was there and death cases among men were more prevalent than that of females.

In details, average beer consumption in the Czech Republic was the highest in 2002, 132 litres per person, and the alcohol-related death count was also the maximum in this country in 2005. Around 1.37 million Czechs died from alcohol-related complexities in 2005 and 0.9 million of them were men. Per capita beer consumption in Germany, Austria and Ireland were almost similar, 107, 106 and 104 litres respectively and death tolls from alcohol intake in these countries were also higher. Around 1.1, 0.91 and 0.58 million people from these countries departed due to their alcohol issues and the number of deceased males was significantly higher than that of females. The lowest beer intake could be observed in Canada, 86 litres per person in a year, but the number of Canadians died from alcohol-related problem was higher than that of Estonia and Lithuania. 125 thousand Lithuanians died of alcohol-caused problems of which only 13000 were females.

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Nguyen Thuong Vu
The given table illustrates the number of deaths linking to alcohols in 2005 and the average beer consumption per person throughout the year 2002, in seven different countries. Overall, more men passed away than females during the given period and Czechs consumed the most beer per capita and reported the highest number of alcohol-related fatalities.

In details, average beer consumptions in the Czech Republic stood at 132 litres in 2002. The number of deaths in the country in 2005 was 1,369,000, the highest, with women accounting about one- third of these deaths. In both Germany and Ireland, an average person drank more than 100 litres of beer, but fatalities in the former country (1,185,000) was almost double than the latter (986,000). In Austria, one out of seven deaths was a woman.

Interestingly, Canada had just 2000 fewer alcohol-related fatalities than Ireland in 2005, even though per capita consumption in 2002 was 86 litres. As for Lithuanians and Estonians, the figures were sequentially 91 and 98 litres, and alcohol-related deaths in Estonians (383,000) was approximately three times than those of Lithuania (125,000). One-tenth of the cases in Lithuania were women, while this proportion in Estonians stood at slightly over one-eighth.

The table compares seven different countries in terms of their death toll due to alcohol issues in 2005 and the amount of beer consumption per capita in the year 2002. The unit of beer is measured in liters.

Overall, it can be seen that the Czech Republic recorded the highest alcohol-related death in 2005 in addition to the highest beer consumption per capita in 2002. On the other hand, while Lithuania registered the least death, Canadians ranked last in beer consumption. Moreover, it is interesting to note that the male had experienced more death owing to alcohol compared to the females.

As the data suggests, the Czech Republic and Germany were the two countries, which witnessed more than 1 million deaths caused by alcohol (1,369,000 in the Czech Republic and 1,185,000 in Germany). Although the number of female deaths in the Czech Republic was more than twice as much as in Germany, the latter exceeded male casualties by 86000 than the former. Austria ranked third in this survey having around two hundred thousand fewer death cases than the German people. Furthermore, there was a little difference in total deaths between Ireland and Canada, recording 582,000 and 580,000 respectively. However, Estonia’s death toll due to alcohol was more than three times than that of Lithuania.

Regarding beer consumption, 132 liters was taken by the people of the Czech Republic, which was by far the highest quantity. It was followed by Germans and Austrians, having 107 and 106 liters consecutively. Apart from Ireland, which had consumed 2 liters less beer than that of Austria in 2002, the remaining countries drank less than 100 liters in the same year.

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The table data gives information about alcohol-related deaths in 7 different countries in 2005. It also depicts the beer intakes per capita in 2002 in these countries.

Overall, in the Czech Republic and Germany, people consumed more beer than citizens in other countries and the deaths related to alcohol is directly proportionate to the beer intake of these citizens.

It is seen that roughly 1.37 and 1.19 million people died in 2005 in the Czech Republic and German respectively, which were the highest deaths from alcohol absorption. It is obvious that the beer intake in these two countries was the highest in 2002 as well, 132 and 107 litres per capita respectively. Interestingly, the proportion of male deceased from alcohol-related issues was significantly higher in all the countries than the female deceased. While 986,000 male died in Germany due to this issue, the number of female deceased was only 200,000. Irish and Canadian casualties from the alcohol consumption were almost the same (over 500 thousand death) though Irish people consumed more beer than the Canadian did. Furthermore, the lowest beer consumption could be observed in Canada but the lowest death from alcohol-related problems was in Lithuania where 125,000 people died from alcohol-related issues in 2005.

Abubakar Abdulai
The table data gives the number of alcohol-related deaths in seven countries and the average beer consumption in 2005 in those countries.

Generally speaking, males recorded the highest alcohol-related deaths in the seven countries than females, with the Czech Republic getting the highest number of total deaths and Lithuania recording the least total number of drinking-related deaths in 2005.

From the data, it can be seen that the Czech Republic recorded the highest number of alcohol-related deaths in 2005 (1,369,000) with beer consumption per capita of 132 litres in 2002, while Lithuania had the lowest alcohol-related death cases in 2005 (125000) with beer consumption per capita of 91 litres in 2002. In 2005, Germany had the highest number of male alcohol-related casualty (986000) whereas Lithuania had the smallest male alcohol-related death. As is given in the data, the Czech Republic had the maximum female alcohol-related deaths in 2005 (469,000) while Lithuania recorded the least (13,000) female alcohol-related death casualties.

The illustration compares the number of alcohol-related mortality in 7 different countries in 2005 and the amount of beer consumption per head in 2002 in these countries.

As is presented in the chart, it is evident that alcohol-related deaths were higher among men than women and there was a relationship between the beer consumptions and deaths in these countries.

In 2005, the number of alcohol-related deaths was 1.36 million in the Czech Republic which was the highest, and it had the largest number of women victims. It is interesting to notice that the average beer consumption in the Czech Republic was also the highest in 2002. Likewise, Germany and Lithuania each witnessed alcohol-related deaths above 1 million in the same year with the highest proportion of men (986,000) in Germany. Death toll in Ireland, Canada, Estonia, and Austria were relatively fewer when compared to other countries, less than 1 million. Beer consumption was more than 130 litres per head in the Czech Republic, while it was over 100 litres in Germany, Austria and Ireland.

On the contrary, people in Lithuania, Canada, and Estonia ingested less than 100 litres of alcohol per capita. Evidently, the largest alcohol consumption was in the Czech Republic suggests the highest death rate in it in comparison with the other 6 countries.

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