Online shopping sales for retail sectors in Canada

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 with answer.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The two pie charts below show the online shopping sales for retail sectors in Canada in 2005 and 2010.

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

You should write at least 150 words.

online shopping sales


Sample Answer:
The supplied diagrams presents data on online shopping in four retail sectors namely electronics & appliance, home furnishing, food & beverage and video games in Canada for 5 years.  Overall, online sales of electronics and appliance was highest in Canada in 2005 but in 2010, online sales of food & beverage and video games increased while the sales of electronics & appliances and home furnishing products decreased.

As is presented in pie chart, electronics and appliance products got the highest online sales in Canada and that was 35%. Second most online product category was home furnishing (25% of total online sales) while foods and beverage products made 22% of total online sales. In this year 18% sales volume went to video game category and that was least among the given four online product categories.

After five years, the sales of electronics and appliances reduced by 5% as it was in 2005 and food & beverage category was the highest selling online product category with a sales of 32% of total online sales in Canada. Online sale percentages for video games increased to 23% while the home furnishing product sales made 15% of total sales which was 10% less than that was in 2005.