Monday, 28 May 2012

Model Answer - Academic Writing (Task 1)

The charts show the number of people using the Internet from 1995 to 2002 and Internet users in the world in 2003.
The line chart shows worldwide internet use over an 8 year period between 1995 and 2002 and the pie chart focuses on 2003 online users around the world.

1995 showed the least number of online users at 26 million. By 1999 this figure had risen to almost 200 million. The greatest increase is observed between the years 2000 and 2002 where users settled at approximately 600 million.

About half of the internet worldwide usage in 2003 is from the USA and Canada. Europe accounts for 24% of the world's internet users while Asia/Pacific has 15%. South America has a little less than half of Asia/Pacific's amount. Finally Africa and the Middle East constitute an extremely small percentage of global internet users (1%).

To conclude, the use of the internet is on the rise, having increased to almost 600 million users. Most users were from the USA and Canada whereas very few people used the internet in Africa and the Middle East in 2003.
Question taken from Cambridge Instant IELTS p.83 

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