IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 with answer.
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The table below gives information on consumer spending on different items in five different countries in 2002.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
You should write at least 150 words.
Percentage of national consumer expenditure by category – 2002
The provided table data presents information on the consumer spending in three different categories in five countries namely Ireland, Italy, Spain, Sweden and Turkey.
As is observed from the given data, Turkish people spent most on drinks, tobacco and foods which was more than 32% of their total expenses for consumer products. Ireland stood in the second position in terms of their expenditure in this category which was over 28 percent. Swedish, Italian and Spanish people spent from 15% – 18% for foods, tobacco and drinks. Again. For clothing and footwear highest percentage of expenses was made by the Italian people which was 9% of their total expenditure on consumer products. In this category Irish, Spanish and Turkish people spent just over 6% while Swedish people spent the least percentage (5.4%). Finally, for leisure activities and education Turkish spent above 4% which was highest among the given figures of other four countries. Italians and Swedish citizens spent both above 3% on education and leisure while the spending on this section by Irish and Spanish people were just about 2%.