IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 with model answer

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The Table below shows the results of a survey that asked 6800 Scottish adults (aged 16 years and over) whether they had taken part in different cultural activities in the past 12 months.

Model Answer:

The table illustrates the participation of adult Scots in six different cultural activities over a year, based on a survey of 6,800 individuals. The data is given in percentages for 3 different age groups as well as all age groups combined, starting at age 16.

It can be seen that young adults were most likely to spend their time engaging in creative activities such as visual arts (30%), and performance arts including singing, dancing, playing music and acting (35%). In contrast, the oldest age group had a participation rate of only 11% and 17% in the respective activities. However, this same age group was also most likely to undertake any crafts (22%), which is double the rate for the young adults (11%), and make the most cultural purchases (18%). 

Overall, when all ages are combined, it is obvious that performance art and crafts were the most popular choices, at 22% and 19% respectively. Computer-based activities were the least frequented both in individual age groups and for the overall comparison.

In conclusion, it is clear from this table that the cultural interests of Scottish adults vary considerably with age.

Total Words: 191

Task Achievement: 8

Coherence & Cohesion: 8

Lexical resources: 8

Grammar: 8

Overall Score: Band 8

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  1. Leo 5 years ago

    In the second paragraph ” In contrast, the oldest age group spent only 11% and 17% of their time with the respective activities”
    This statement is wrong since percentages are given for population and not for time spent doing activities. You would not get an 8 for such an error

  2. IELTS Online Practice 5 years ago

    Dear Leo,

    Thanks for catching the error. Report has been updated.

    Good luck with your IELTS exam!


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