Rate of smoking per 1000 people in Someland

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 with answer.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The graph below shows the rate of smoking per 1000 people in Someland from 1960 to 2000.

Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information in the graph below.

You should write at least 150 words.

Rates of smoking in Someland –men and women

Rates of smoking

Sample Answer 1:
The line chart presents information on the male and female smokers in Someland for a 40 years period starting from 1960. Overall, the number of male smoker decreased over time but the female smokers’ number increased at the same time.

According to the bar graph given, 600 males out of thousand people used to smoke earlier in 1960 while less than 100 female smoker could be found in Someland per thousand people. The number of male smoker gradually decreased over time and reached to 500 per thousand in 1975 while the female smokers per thousand increased to over 300 in this year. This trend remained same throughout the years and after 40 years in 2000, the male smokers percentage reduced while the smoking habit among female rose. In this year the ratio of male and female smoker in Someland became almost same and that was about 250 and 200 respectively out of thousand people.