IELTS Writing Task 1 Sample Answer

IELTS Cambridge Book 12 Test 3

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15. The chart shows how frequently people in the USA ate in fast food restaurants between 2003 and 2013.


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

Write at least 150 words.

Source: IELTS Cambridge Book 12 Test 3

The chart shows how frequently people in the USA ate in fast food restaurants between 2003 and 2013.

Sample Answer 1

Band 7+


The graphical representation depicts how frequently individuals in the United States visit fast-food restaurants during the years from 2003 to 2013. Over time, the percentage of people who ate at fast-food outlets once or twice a month remained relatively low. The proportion of those who ate and never had food at fast-food establishments was much lower than the rest.


In 2003, more than 31% of Americans visited fast-food restaurants at least once a week; by 2006, this proportion had increased to more than 33%. However, in 2013, those who ate at fast-food restaurants at least once a week saw a significant decrease of 27%. Additionally, it was 30% for Americans who ate fast meals on the spot once or twice a week in 2005, but fell to 25% in 2006, before rising to 33% in 2013.


Finally, the proportion of people who often ate throughout the week was greater than the proportion who visited a fast-food restaurant just a few times a year.

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Author: Dr Vishal Goyal

The chart shows how frequently people in the USA ate in fast food restaurants between 2003 and 2013.

Sample Answer 2

Band 6


The presented graphic below gives information about the frequency of eating junk food in the USA between 2003 and 2013.

It is crystal clear that over 30% of US people preferred going to restaurants only once a week in 2003, while in 2013 the percentage dropped dramatically to a little over 26 per cent. On the other hand, a sharp decline was seen in the number, as individuals were less interested in eating out one or two times during the four weeks of 2003, followed by a sharp surge to 34% in 2006.

It is evident that there were very few people (below 5%) who found visiting pavement stalls less attractive every day, whereas 15 to 20% of US natives adored having fast food sometimes a week or a year. Over the three years, people who loved eating oily meals every day were matched with those who hated them the most.

In general, the trend of having oily dishes in the USA fluctuated wildly during a three-year period.

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Ms Simranjeet Kaur

Student

Vishal IELTS Institute

Edited and corrected by

Dr Vishal Goyal

The chart shows how frequently people in the USA ate in fast food restaurants between 2003 and 2013.

Sample Answer 3

Band 7

The chart gives information about how many citizens of the USA ate fast food from different restaurants from 2003 to 2013.

To begin with, in 2013, around 37% of people consumed junk food once or twice a month, whereas only 30% and 25% of individuals consumed fast food in 2003 and 2006, respectively.

Interestingly, in 2006, approximately 37% of people consumed junk food once a week, exceeding the figure for 2013 by 10%. The proportion of people who consumed fast food several times a week totalled 17%, 20% and 15% in 2003, 2006 and 2013, respectively.

Turning to the figures for daily consumption and fun times a year, in 2003, around 4% of individuals ate fast food daily, while in 2006 and 2013 the figure stood at 3%. Switching to the statistics a few times a year, the figure for 2006 and 2013 stood at 15%. In contrast, only 13% of people consumed junk food a few times a year.

In summary, it can be seen that the greatest number of people consumed fast food once a week, whereas the lowest number of individuals ate daily.

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Mr Sarthakdeep Singh

Student

Vishal IELTS Institute

Edited and corrected by

Dr Vishal Goyal

The chart shows how frequently people in the USA ate in fast food restaurants between 2003 and 2013.

Sample Answer 4

Band 6.5

The bar graph gives information about how many times people visited restaurants to eat junk food in the USA from 2003 to 2013.

To begin with, the percentage of people who ate fast food every day and never ate it was below 5% between 2003 and 2016.

Regarding people who went to restaurants in 2003, the highest percentage was for those who ate fast food once a week (just above 30%), followed by those who ate snacks 1-2 times per month.

In 2006, people ate junk food mainly once or twice a month, and in 2013, mainly once a week (about 32%).

Overall, it can be seen that most people preferred fast food once a week or once a fortnight during the last ten years. However, for those who visited restaurants once a week or a few times a year, their percentage is below 20%. Only a tiny percentage of people visited restaurants every day.

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Ms Jaspreet Kaur

Student

Vishal IELTS Institute

Edited and corrected by

Dr Vishal Goyal

The chart shows how frequently people in the USA ate in fast food restaurants between 2003 and 2013.

Sample Answer 5

Band 6.5

The bar chart illustrates the percentage of people who visited fast-food restaurants in a nation from 2003 to 2013. Overall, the majority of people consumed fast food once a week or once or twice a month, whereas the consumption of fast food on a daily basis followed a downward trend.

Regarding once a week, more than 30 per cent of people ate fast food in 2003. Consequently, in 2006, there was a slight rise of 33 per cent, which was followed by a sharp decline of 27 per cent. Looking at the customers who visit once or twice a month, 30 per cent of people consumed fast food in 2003, and then, the percentage plunged dramatically to 25 per cent in 2006 before rising to 33 per cent in 2013.

Turning to everyday and never, the figure for everyday consumption was 4 per cent (2003), which was dropped to 3 per cent (2006) and remained constant. 5% of people did not consume fast food in 2003, and the percentage fell to 4% in 2006 and 2013. The proportion of the remaining was from 13% to 20%.

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Ms Ramandeep Kaur

Student

Vishal IELTS Institute

Edited and corrected by

Dr Vishal Goyal

The chart shows how frequently people in the USA ate in fast food restaurants between 2003 and 2013.

Task-1 Vocabulary Quiz


The __________ representation depicts how ___________ individuals in the United States visit fast food restaurants during the years _____ 2003 _____ 2013. Over time, the percentage of people who ate at fast food outlets once ________ twice a month remained quite low. The proportion of those who ate and never had food at fast food establishments was much __________ the rest.


In 2003, more than 31% of Americans visited fast food restaurants ___________ once a week; ________ 2006, this proportion had increased _______ more than 33%. However, in 2013, those who ate at fast-food restaurants at least once a week saw ____________- decrease of 27%. Additionally, it was 30% for Americans who ate fast meals ___________ once or twice a week in 2005, but fell to 25% in 2006, before rising to 33% in 2013.


Finally, the proportion of people who ate often ___________ the week was greater than the proportion __________ visited a fast-food restaurant just _________ times a year.

The chart shows how frequently people in the USA ate in fast food restaurants between 2003 and 2013.

Task-1 Vocabulary-Quiz Answers


The graphical representation depicts how frequently individuals in the United States visit fast-food restaurants during the years from 2003 to 2013. Over time, the percentage of people who ate at fast-food outlets once or twice a month remained relatively low. The proportion of those who ate and never had food at fast-food establishments was much lower than the rest.


In 2003, more than 31% of Americans visited fast-food restaurants at least once a week; by 2006, this proportion had increased to more than 33%. However, in 2013, those who ate at fast-food restaurants at least once a week saw a significant decrease of 27%. Additionally, it was 30% for Americans who ate fast meals on the spot once or twice a week in 2005, but fell to 25% in 2006, before rising to 33% in 2013.


Finally, the proportion of people who often ate throughout the week was greater than the proportion who visited a fast-food restaurant just a few times a year.