Whether Scottish had taken part in cultural activities

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 with answer.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The Table below shows the results of a survey that asked 6800 Scottish adults (aged 16 years and over) whether they had taken part in different cultural activities in the past 12 months.

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

You should write at least 150 words.

Participation in cultural activities, by age

Participation in cultural activities

* Dancing, singing, playing musical instruments and acting

Sample Answer:
The table data presents information about the result of a survey that was conducted among 6800 Scottish people who were 16 years old or over to find out what type of cultural activities they participated in the previous 1 year.  Overall, ‘dancing, singing, playing instrument and acting’ that fall under the ‘any performance group’ and visual art were the two most popular cultural activities among the Scottish people while computer based cultural activities had the least popularity.

As is presented in the table graph, any performance which includes dancing, singing, playing musical instrument and acting was the most popular cultural activities among the people of all groups except 45-74 years old age group who preferred cultural purchases more. This activities were more popular among the young people (16-24 years old) comprising 35% while it was 22% for all people. Craft activities were more popular among 45-74 years old Scottish people as 22% people 19%. Cultural purchase was most popular among 45-74 years old (18%) while visual art was more popular among the younger people (30%). Writing was very less popular among the aged people (only 5%-6%) while it was about more than three times popular among the young people (17%). Finally 6% of total people participated in computer based cultural programs and among them young people were highest in percentage (10%).