Fast food consumption in a European country

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 with answer.

The graphs below give information about fast food consumption in a European country.

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

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You should write at least 150 words.

Pence per person per week.

Pence per person per week

Consumption of fast foods 1970-1990 (grams)

Consumption of fast foods

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1: Sample Answer

The given illustration presents information about the quantity and type of fast food consumed in a European country. As is observed from the given graph, hamburger was more popular among rich people and over the years it became the most popular fast food items in this European country.

According to the bar graph, rich population mostly preferred hamburger and pizza was in their second preferred list. While more than 40 pence person in a week was spent for hamburger, this was about 20 pence for pizza. The least preferred food item by high-income class was fish & chips for which they spent around 17 pence. Among the middle income population hamburger was most preferred fast food with about 35 pence spending. This group of people spent more on fish & chips (about 25 pence) than they did for pizza. Among the low-income class population fish & chips was most popular than hamburger and pizza.

The line graph compared the consumption of fast food items from 1970 to 1990. Initially in 1970, fish & chips was the most consumed item with slightly more than 300 grams intake. In this year hamburgers’ consumption on an average was about 100 gram while pizza had an average consumption only about 20 grams. Over the year, all these fast food items gained popularity as they were consumed more. Hamburger’s consumption increased sharply after 1975 and it reached to over 500 gram in 1990. Consumption of fish & chips declined after 1975 and it was about 200 grams in 1990. The final fast food item pizza also became popular and was consumed about 200 gram in this year.