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Task 1 IELTS Writing Model - Pie Chart

Updated on June 14, 2013

Cambridge 7 Test 4

Task 1 IELTS Writing Model - Pie Chart

IELTS(International English Language Testing System) is the world's leading test of English for higher education, immigration and employment. Below is a model for IELTS Writing Task 1 for Pie Charts.


You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The three pie charts below show the changes in annual spending by a particular UK school in 1981, 1991 and 2001.

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

Model Answer:

The three pie charts give us the information about the percentage of yearly cost in a certain British school in 1981, 1991 and 2001.

In 1981, teachers’ salaries accounted for the largest proportion with 40%. Other workers’ salaries came next, at 28% followed by furniture and equipment and resources, which were both 15%. Insurance made up the least rate, at only 2%

When it comes to the year 1991, the expense of teachers’ salaries increased to half of the total spending. Other worker’s salaries and resources occupied 22% and 25% respectively. Also furniture and equipment decreased by 10%

By 2001, teachers’ salaries still ranked the leading place, with 45% while furniture and equipment lied the second, at 23%. Other workers’ salaries and resources descended by 7% and 11% respectively. However, insurance cost rose to 8% from 3% ten years before.

Overall, the cost of salaries for teachers was the highest every period. The percentage of the salaries of the other workers and resources decreased whereas the expenditure of insurance and furniture and equipment increased.


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