Friday, 17 May 2013

Academic Writing - Model Answer (Task 1)

As shown by the bar graph there are four major stress causes in Canada for those aged between 25 and 75 and over.

Working too much causes stress for 26% of those aged 25 to 54. Money worries account for 15% while 5% of this group have no particular reason for stressing and only 4% are worried about their health. 55 to 64 year olds stress for no particular reason (17%) while 2% less overwork and this causes them stress. Money and health account for 10% of the stress experienced by this group.

The greatest cause of stress for 65 to 74 year olds is 'no particular reason' (32%). 25% have their own health problems to worry about. Working too much causes very few people in this age group to stress (3%). Finally the oldest age group also stresses for no particular reason the most (34%) and their own health (24%). Not having enough money and overworking are not important stress factors ( less than 5%).

To sum up, the elderly stress for  no particular reason and worry about their health while the youngest age group stresses due to overwork.

Question taken from Focusing on IELTS Academic Practice Tests p.86

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