Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Academic Writing - Model Answer (Task 1)

The kinds of TV programs watched by gender in England are shown in the bar chart. The period covered is 2007/2008.

Men watch the news and live sport coverage almost equally, 73% and 72% respectively. Films are also popular with men (68%) while 4% less men watch comedies. A little over a half of the men watch wildlife programs and 44% enjoy history programs. Current affairs or politics feature at 36% whereas viewership for all other types of programs are less than this.

Women enjoy watching the news, films and soaps the most as their viewership percentages are 71%, 64% and 58% respectively. Half the women are into wildlife programs while 4% more enjoy comedies. Less than 30% of the women are interested in current affairs or politics.

An equal percentage watch quiz shows and live sport coverage, and an almost equal proportion (45%) follow food and cookery and contemporary or period dramas.

Both men and women view news the most. Men also enjoy sports whereas women like soaps. Drama has the lowest viewership among the men and the same holds true for current affairs for women.

Question taken from Direct to IELTS Student's Book p.95

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