IELTS report, topic: Table describing different types of families living in poverty

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The table below shows the proportion of different categories of families living in poverty in Australia in 1999.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Write at least 150 words.

Families living in poverty table

The table shows a breakdown of different types of families who were living in poverty in Australia in 1999.

It is noticeable that 11% of people were living in poverty. However, this figure was considerably high among the sole parents and single people who did not have children and percentages were 21% and 19% respectively. Moreover, this proportion was significantly prominent among the couples who had children compared with couples who did not have children. In fact, the proportion of couples with children living in poverty was 5% than that in the family types only couples. In contrast, this trend favoured aged people. However, this figure was slightly (2%) among the single aged people than that in the family category of aged couples.

In conclusion, it is clear that the proportion of people living in poverty varied according to their family structures.

This report covers the requirements of the task. The main trends / features were mentioned, but could have been developed more fully. The candidate has arranged ideas coherently. The range of vocabulary is sufficient, even though it lacks flexibility to some extent. There are a few grammatical mistakes in the report. Overall, the task response meets the expectations and seems good enough to achieve Band 7.

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IELTS Report, topic: a pie chart of leisure activities

You are advised to spend a maximum of 20 minutes on this task.

The following pie charts show the results of a survey into the most popular leisure activities in the United States of America in 1999 and 2009.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

You should write at least 150 words.

Leisure activities pie-chart
Leisure activities pie-chart

The reveal information about the most common leisure activities which the engaged in between 1999 and 2009. Overall, the largest percentage of people living in the US enjoyed walking.

As can be seen clearly, the figures for soccer, camping and walking increased slightly by to 18%, 9% and 31% respectively during the ten-year period. On the other hand, the proportions of people yoga (5 to 10 % ) and swimming ( 9 to 18% ) over the same period.

By contrast, the witnessed a significant decrease in the percentages of American people participating in the remaining activities. To be more specific, the figure for jogging nearly halved from 7% to 3%. What is more, there was a dramatic fall in the proportion of aerobics players . Finally, when it comes to bicycling, the figure for this activity dropped from 14% to 7%.

The candidate has interpreted the pie charts fairly well. This report is easy to read. The main features are compared and contrasted well with relevant figures. There are some minor inaccuracies, but they do not interfere with the reading of the report. Overall, the task response is good. Suggested improvements: pay a little more attention to the grammatical range and accuracy. Overall, this report seems worthy of Band 7

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