Friday, 26 July 2013

Academic Writing - Model Answer (Task 1)

The bar chart shows the number of people employed in the tourism sector in 1989 and 1999.
In 1989 most people had work related to Accommodation (299.2 thousand workers). Slightly less were employed in Catering (283.4 thousand people) and a similar amount in the Sports Industry (284.7 thousand). The Culture Industry accounted for 82.8 thousand workers and the industry with the lowest employment figures was travel with 60.9 thousand workers.
Ten years later, employment figures went up for the Hotel, Food and Travel Industries reaching 306.0, 357.7 and 345.7 thousand respectively. About twice as many workers can be seen in the Travel Industry while the Culture Industry experiences a decline in employment figures ending with 77.4 thousand workers.
More people were employed in tourism related industries in 1999 than they were ten years earlier. While Hotels accounted for the most employees in 1989, the Food Industry employed the most workers in 1999. The Culture Industry shrunk in size.
Question taken from Focus on IELTS, Longman p.182

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