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Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 4 – Amount of money per week spent on fast foods in Britain

The chart below shows the amount of money per week spent on fast foods in Britain. The graph shows the trends in consumption of fast foods.

Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information shown below.

» You should write at least 150 words.

 

Expenditure (Pence per person) on Fast Food, by Income Groups, UK 1990

Money spent on fast food per week in Britain

Consumption of fast food per person in gram in Britain.

Consumption of fast food in Britain per person (in gram).

Sample Answer 1:
The bar chart compares weekly expenditure of the British on three fast food items in 1990 while the line graph shows the consumption of these items from 1970 to 1990. Overall, expenditure on fast food varied based on people’s income and the pizza was the most consumed item in 70’s but in later years, consumption of fish & chips increased remarkably.

According to the bar graph, high-income class people spent more money on the hamburger (more than 40 Pence/person) than on fish & chips and pizza. Their spending was also higher than average and low-income class people on fast food. Average income class people also spent more on hamburgers but their spending on fish and chips (25 pence) was more than other two income groups. Finally, the low-income class British citizens spent comparatively less on fast food items and fish& chips cost them most (about 17 pence). They spent the least amount on purchasing pizza (around 7 pence/person).

On the other hand, the line graph shows the consumption of these items by the British from 1970 to 1990. Initially, pizza consumption in Britain was highest (300 gm/ person) in 1970. In this year, less than 80 gm of hamburger and fish & chips were consumed by an average person. Over the time, pizza consumption declined and fish & chips became the most consumed item in 1990 with 500 gm consumption per person.

Model Answer 2: 
The column graph shows how much money the British citizens spent on three fast food items based on their economic status in 1990 while the line graph reveals the consumption of these items during 1970 and 1990. Overall, rich British spent more on junk food than low-income class in 1990 and fish & chips became the most consumed junk food over the period.

It is interesting to note that, wealthy British spent more on hamburgers while less on fish & chips. They drained around 45 pence per person in a week for hamburgers while roughly 15-20 pence on other two items. Moderate income class prefered hamburger but spend approximately 33 pence on that. They spent the least on the pizza which amounted for nearly 12 pence. Low-income class, on the contrary, spent less on fast foods and they spent between 7 to 14 pence for each item, despite fish and chips being their most favourite.

According to the line graph, British citizens consumed pizza more than other two items. In 1970, consumption of pizza was 300 gm per person while it was less than 100 gm for other two items. Over the time, fish & chips became the most consumed fast food with 500 gm consumption. During this time, pizza became less popular while hamburger gained some popularity.

 

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