Below is an IELTS table model answer for writing task 1. The IELTS table below is taken from IELTS Cambridge book 7. The sample answer is estimated at band score 9.
The table below gives information about consumer spending on different items in five different countries in 2002.
IELTS Table Model Answer
The table illustrates the proportion of national expenditure in Ireland, Italy, Spain, Sweden and Turkey on three categories of items in 2002.
Overall, all countries spent most on food, drinks and tobacco, which was almost three times that of the other items. The lowest expenditure was on leisure and education in the five countries. The expenditure of Turkey overall was higher than the other countries.
In terms of food, drinks and tobacco, Turkey spent the most at 32.14%. The expenditure of Ireland was also high (28.91%) compared to Sweden which spent the least (15.77%). Spain and Italy spent 18.80% and 16.36% respectively.
Italy spent more than the other countries on clothing and footwear (9%) as opposed to the lowest expenditure which could be seen in Sweden at 5.40%. The other three countries spent on average around 6.5%.
The lowest expenditure was on leisure and education which accounted for under 5% in all countries. Turkey spent most on these items at just 4.35% of their national expenditure which is around double that of Spain which spent the least at just 1.98%.
Tips for IELTS Tables
- Put all your key features in the overview.
- Be selective. Don’t put too many details in your report.
- Make sure you write over 150 words but aim for less than 200.
- Use a range of linking devices eg compared to / as opposed to / in terms of / while etc
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