IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 with model answer

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The table illustrates the proportion of monthly household income five European countries spend on food and drink, housing, clothing and entertainment


Proportion of household income five European countries spend on food and drink, housing, clothing and entertainment

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Write at least 150 Words.

Model Answer:

The table gives information about the percentage of household expenditure of five nations in on different categories.

Overall, the most striking fact to emerge from the graph is that all countries allocate the biggest part of their income to food and drink and housing.

In detail, France, Germany and the UK spend the highest percentage of their household budget in housing at about a third of their total income. Food and drink account for the second biggest share at about a quarter for these three countries. Clothing has the lowest percentage of household income with 7%, 11%, and 15% for France, Germany and the UK respectively.

On the other hand, Turkey and Spain had different spending proportion. At 36%, food and drink represent the biggest share of expenditure in Turkey, followed by housing at 20%. The remaining percentages were for clothing and entertainment with approximately 10%. Similarly, Spain spends most on food and drink with 31% and on housing with 18% while it spends the smallest proportion on clothing with just 8%.

Total Words: 172

Task Achievement: 8

Coherence & Cohesion: 8

Lexical resources: 8

Grammar: 8

Overall Score: Band 8

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