Wednesday, 25 March 2015

IELTS Academic Writing - Task 1

The bar chart shows the percentage of British adults who donate to charity in two time periods.

In 1990, 42% of 36-50 year olds give money to charity. This is the greatest percentage on the chart. A little over 10% less is given by the next age category (51-56). About 30% of the 26-35 and >65 offer money to charity while only 17% of the youngest age group do so.

Ten years later, there is an increase in the percentage of those aged 51-65 contributing, resulting in almost 40% in this age group. 35% of 36-50 and >65 donate to charities in 2010. 24% of the 26-35 year olds give to charity which is 7% less than 10 years earlier. Finally, only 7% of those aged 18-25 donate money. This is the lowest percentage on the chart.

As we can see, in 1990 it was mostly the 36-50 category that gave a monetary contribution while in 2010 it was mostly the 51-65 year olds who gave money to charity. Fewer members of the youngest age group donated in both years.

Question taken from The Official Cambridge Guide to IELTS for Academic & General Training p.171

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing! I've been struggling with bar charts and I'm lucky to have found this sample on your page. I think the challenge comes from having less vocabulary to describe the chart plus pointing out which information to include in the essay. For those struggling with bar charts too, this can be of great help for you: Found it while looking for more samples online.