Favorite Pastimes in different countries

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 with answer.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The table below gives information about Favorite Pastimes in different countries.

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

You should write at least 150 words.

Favorite Pastimes

Sample Answer:
The given table data represent information on the leisure time activities and hobbies of people from 8 different countries who are between 30 to 50 years old. As is observed from the given data, watching TV and hobbies are the two most significant pastime activities among the people of all of these countries while people from three Asian countries spend significant time on reading.

According to the table data, people 30 to 50 years old of the USA, Australia and Canada spend most of their pastimes watching TV. Korean and Chinese people spend most of their pastimes for reading and spend less time for watching TV programs. No data was given for the TV viewers of France and England and people from these two countries mostly enjoy reading and on their hobbies.

Sports activities among Australian and Chinese people are slightly more than people of other given countries. Japanese people spend most of their time in reading on their spare time and no other activities for Japanese population from 30 to 50 years were given in the table.

For personal hobbies China people form the highest percentage of their leisure time compared to citizens of 30 to 50 years old of other countries. Music as a leisure activity is popular among the USA people who are between 30 to 50 years old and all other countries showed a very less interest in music. Beach activities are popular in Australia and the USA while sleeping was popular among the population of the given age group of England.